Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

Mike Birbiglia: The New One (Broadway)

From 288 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful

About the show

Following a sold-out off-Broadway run, acclaimed comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia ("Thank God For Jokes," "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend") brings his new solo show to Broadway. More…

In 2008, Nathan Lane introduced New York City theatergoers to Mike Birbiglia by presenting Birbiglia’s solo theater debut, "Sleepwalk with Me," which went on to be adapted into a New York Times bestselling book and Sundance Award-winning feature film of the same name.

1h 20m | Already closed | Cort Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (288)


Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful
Avg Score

Disappointing, Overrated, Boring

See it if You are a fan of Birbiglia and enjoy stand up comedy. If you are straight & married w/ children you will prob find much to identify with.

Don't see it if I don't think I was the target demographic for this show as I didn't find it all that funny and barely laughed. Audience seemed to enjoy it.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful

See it if If you like comedy about one man's life. The show is based on his life. Confessional way he goes about oy t is fun.

Don't see it if If you want a serious play or subject. If you prefer a musical.

Entertaining, Hilarious, Engaging, Casual

See it if u want to see what Birbiglia does best: tell funny, relatable, self-deprecating, inoffensive, insightful stories, this time about fatherhood

Don't see it if you have any illusions that this is a Bway play or anything more than a one-man stand-up routine; you can't relate to coupling & parenthood.

Engaging, Often hilarious, Occasionally wise, Solo

See it if you want to see a superb stand-up comedy routine about how the process of having a kid can be totally human & totally alien at the same time

Don't see it if you want something more dramatic than stand-up comedy, even superb stand-up comedy.

Also Mike Birbiglia's “The New One” is a stand-up comedy routine that is al... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Funny

See it if Observational intelligent shedding of singles skins on a path to parenting. Self-deprecating & intelligent views of his new passage to papa.

Don't see it if Downtown small-house transfer to big-time uptown debut doesn't dwarf his talents, but little here to deter his inevitable decline to TV ads.

Also Seventy minutes of quirky delivery with a surprise set change.

Funny, Pleasant, Clever, Engaging

See it if you are a fan of stand-up generally and/or Mike Birbiglia specifically.

Don't see it if you're expecting a play. It's a story being told, and being told well, but not in the traditional conventions of theater.

Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you swore off having children and need validation for your decision. Birbiglia tells his personal story, which is both funny and sweet.

Don't see it if you’d like to see a traditional play. This is an 80-minute standup set.

Clever, Funny, Great writing

See it if you enjoy a very funny and witty one man show. Birbiglia is very smooth and really holds the audience's attention.

Don't see it if you do not like one person shows, comedy that includes some r rated subjects.

Also Do not bring the kids. Some of the topics and language are not for chi... Read more Read less

Delightful, Funny, Refreshing, Lol

See it if you want to laugh and forget the world of politics and dissent. Birbiglia is likeable, self effacing & low key, the guy next door; fun.

Don't see it if you're looking for the standard play, this is stand up comedy on Broadway; you're not interested in personal experiences/marriage/kids.

A very funny storyteller

See it if You appreciate a good laugh about real life

Don't see it if You don’t like stand up comics

Delightful, Funny, Touching, Terrific delivery, Relevant

See it if you like brilliant, funny story telling.Birbiglia is sweet, charming,&hilarious as he recounts his path to fatherhood.Absolutely delightful

Don't see it if you are a sour puss!Seriously this is a fun show with something to say.It entertains and touches.Birbiglia is a gem.

Hilarious, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you like Birbiglia's understated thoughtful style in a one man show.

Don't see it if you don't want to listen to one guy talk about kids and marriage for 80 minutes.

Entertaining, Clever, Funny

See it if you like stand-up comedy with the main topic being about the road to fatherhood.

Don't see it if you're looking for something more theatrical. It's really just a stand-up show with minimal staging.

Delightful, Great writing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if Anyone who has read my reviews knows I have no sense of humor. This show was quietly poignant, and laugh out loud funny.

Don't see it if You want crazy voices, frenetic one man production. This is one man, quiet stage, with insight, irony and a raucous audience having fun.

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a stand-up comic like performance. One man show is more than enough. Loads of laughs, he's like a young Steve Martin

Don't see it if edgy humor doesn't appeal to you

Hilarious, Entertaining, Absorbing, Touching

See it if You are a parent, or are thinking of becoming one, or if you like stand-up, stories told in comedic style, or you are a Mike Birbiglia fan.

Don't see it if You do not like one-man shows or do not particularly enjoy comedies.

Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny, Relevant

See it if you like good comedy.

Don't see it if you expect a real play. This is essentially a stand up comedy routine albeit held together by an engaging story.

Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing, Must see

See it if a funny and insightful show by and intelligent stand up, this is it.

Don't see it if you don't like stand ups or laughing out loud.

Also If you like Steven Wright, you'll love this guy.

Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if enjoy comedy of a personal nature. Lots of laughs.

Don't see it if Need to story with multiple characters.

Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You like great comedic storytelling that is both funny and poignant. The writing is clever and the delivery is spot on.

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows. Also, it’s definitely not for young children.

Master storyteller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Great staging, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love a good story because this guy is a GREAT storyteller who will blow your socks off with humor and honesty like never before. BELIEVE

Don't see it if you are just UNABLE to find the humor in the absurdity of life. You won't be able to appreciate this guys' life wisdom!

Also Mike Birbiglia is a MASTER storyteller. I was so impressed after seein... Read more Read less

Funny from start to finish, His delivery is great, A fun night at the theater

See it if You need a laugh and a break from the news of the day.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Birbiglia.

Also I haven't laughed so hard in quite a while. His delivery is very good ... Read more Read less

Hilarious, Great writing, Delightful, Quirky, Relevant

See it if GO! You love MB and his stories about life. You like laughing. You think sort of goofy and tired-seeming can be hilarious.

Don't see it if You're trying to convince your husband that you should have kids.

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoy Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard, or similar comedians. You enjoy "soft" comedy that is well structured.

Don't see it if You want pure stand-up (this leans a bit more towards one-man-show much like My GF's BF did).

Delightful, Refreshing, Hilarious, And then sad

See it if I was unfamiliar w/ Mike Birbiglia, went along reluctantly. I LOVED him. He is low key, insightful, truly humorous. His presence is great

Don't see it if I loved the first 2/3 of the show, but he began talking about birth of his daughter I felt the entire mood changed to sad and angry.

November 11th, 2018
"Dropping big bucks to see a low-key, self-effacing comedian in person might seem like a waste. Such an attitude doesn’t account, though, for the paradoxically lazy energy that Mr. Birbilgia emanates...As he restlessly circumambulates, verbally and physically, he’s always reaching for explanation...
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November 11th, 2018
"About his reluctant journey to fatherhood and how it has changed his life. That may sound about as scintillating as potato salad, but Birbiglia isn't some generic straight white guy whining about domesticity. He is raw, self-deprecating and painfully aware of both his privilege and his failings....
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November 11th, 2018
"Fox: The comedy was super-strong. Lots of different types of jokes, expertly crafted. I probably say this after all of his shows, but it’s the funniest one yet. More than anything, though, I was most impressed by how it’s structured...Holdren: There were also things about the narrative that he t...
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December 5th, 2018
“Birbiglia’s latest solo show was a hit in a small theatre earlier this year, but his low-key approach translates surprisingly well to Broadway’s more capacious Cort. Here, he turns his path to fatherhood into a suspenseful tale...Birbiglia’s main weapon is his deceptively indolent delivery, whic...
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