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Mike Birbiglia: The New One (Off-Broadway)

From 31 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Absorbing

About the show

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.



August 2nd, 2018
"At first excruciatingly funny and then just kind of excruciating. The first hour, about his wife and cat and brother and vascular repair, is gorgeous, just the right amount of wrong...But once Mr. Birbiglia actually has a kid, most of what makes him so immensely appealing — his acuity, his empat...
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August 2nd, 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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August 14th, 2018
"The show is a sustained demonstration of effective comic writing and acting—Birbiglia is brilliant at weaponizing the conspiratorial stage whisper...Birbiglia hits peak funny when riffing on his frailties, medical and otherwise, and his self-deprecation comes across not as an underhanded cry for...
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August 2nd, 2018
"His comedic observational skills are sharp as a tack...Birbiglia seems deeply sincere in his lack of self-regard. It makes him all the funnier and more relatable...By the end of the evening, you feel less like an audience member than an old friend. Which is not to downplay the performer's incred...
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