Acclaimed comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia ('Thank God For Jokes,' 'My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend') returns to Off Broadway with a brand new solo show. More…
In 'The New One,' the award-winning comedian approaches an entirely new subject in a new way with the same heart and humor we’ve come to expect.
See it if He delivers as funny evening of laughter about family, kids. Quirky delivery but effective.
Don't see it if If you dont like comedy or its subject matter.
See it if It's ALL Mike, once again The funny, self-imposed defeatedness, quirky delivery & astringent observations are applied to his new fatherhood
Don't see it if After fervently assuring us of the reasons for not having kids (esp with the provocative "they spoil careers") he totally falls into cliche
See it if you're a fan of Birbiglia & curious about his recent life, you enjoy his hilarious take on modern urban & family life, you want to laugh
Don't see it if funny stories about 39-ish married guy are not your thing, don't like one person shows or evenings that resemble stand up more than a play
See it if Observational intelligent shedding of singles skin on path to parenting. Self-deprecating and insightful views of this newly married papa.
Don't see it if Last time out, Amy Schumer opened for him and he was struggling through the dating scene. Time marches on and en route, one of us got old.
See it if you want a good laugh that does not offend. How delightful to just sit back and forget your troubles.
Don't see it if you don't like one man comedy shows no matter how funny or entertaining.
See it if you want to hear a real story told by an excellent story-teller. Mike's tale really rings true and he does entertain the audience.
Don't see it if you have an aversion to one-man shows and don't want to hear about one man's journey into fatherhood.
See it if Mike Birbiglia uses self deprecating humor to explain parenthood in the most hilarious way! An entertaining night at the theater.See it!
Don't see it if this show was a pleasant surprise.Do not miss it!
See it if you enjoy stand-up comedy. Birbiglia manages to tweak humor out of both mundane and unusual circumstances and also through exaggeration.
Don't see it if you don't like a solo show. I did not LMAO, but others did and I was certainly entertained.
See it if you're a fan of Birbiglia or you just want to see a really poignant and funny narrative about the transition into fatherhood.
Don't see it if you're not into one-man shows or you're thin-skinned (a la the NY Times critic) - his view of fatherhood isn't all rainbows and sunshine.
Also But it sure is honest.
See it if You want to hear Mike Birbiglia tackle the reasons not to have kids and how it happened anyway
Don't see it if You don't like blunt honesty about feelings and opinions that aren't the "appropriate" things to feel or say
See it if you'd like to hear a funny story about the tribulations of becoming a dad, complete with descriptions of all the medical necessities. Fun
Don't see it if you intend to bring kids of 12 or under. It's definitely not appropriate for them; I cringed for the 11-yr-old in the 1st row as we roared.
See it if You enjoy comedy about becoming a parent and/or are a MB fan.
Don't see it if You don’t want to laugh? I can’t imagine anyone going and not enjoying this show.
See it if you like Mike Birbiglia; you like great comedy; you have or have ever thought about having children; you want to leave the theater smiling.
Don't see it if you have no soul? Can't think of any reason not to see it. Not even if you already saw it. Because I did, and then I went again on Broadway.
See it if You enjoy comedy, one man shows and masterful storytelling. You're looking for the lolz.
Don't see it if You want a large scale and flashy production, you prefer musicals, you don't enjoy standup or storytelling.
See it if you like Mike Birbiglia and want to see his best 80 minutes yet; you've ever had a kid
Don't see it if you're sensitive about parental abuse or abandonment--those issues were handled less delicately than I thought they should have been
See it if you're looking for an engaging one-man performance filled with hilarious and poignant observations on love, life, and sacrifice.
Don't see it if one-man shows aren't your thing, or overly personal stories (including sometimes uncomfortably truthful anecdotes) make you uncomfortable.
See it if you appreciate someone telling the truth about himself and his life, and if you love astonishing sets
Don't see it if You don't enjoy hearing an entire audience burst into peals of laughter
See it if you love to smile and laugh and like to listen to stories about people's real life situations.
Don't see it if you only laugh at comedy that has to have cursing in it
See it if You enjoy comedy and you like to talk about the difficulties of parenthood
Don't see it if You have no sense of humor or you think your child is the meaning of life
See it if I've seen a few of Mike Birbiglia's Netflix specials and seeing him live was a great experience. His quick wit & delivery just draws you in!
Don't see it if Just be aware it is basically a stand up comedy show. A one man show with no set except for one surprising scene in the second half. Cozy up