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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.

Member Reviews (31)


Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Absorbing
Avg Score

During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Mike Birbiglia is fantastic. He is so charming and funny. This show is definitely worth seeing (if you can get a ticket - it’s sold out!

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows or comedy.

During previews
Funny, Great writing, Absorbing, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you are a fan of Mike Birbiglia and his nice-guy, self-deprecating, unflnchingly honest brand of humor.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows and/or have no sense of humor.

Also Birbiglia is not only a skilled comedian but a masterful storyteller.... Read more Read less

During previews
Funny, Delightful

See it if You like sweet one man shows

Don't see it if You want him to tap dance

During previews
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if You want to laugh. Mike describes his rather challenging life in a way that is just hilarious!

Don't see it if You are easily offended. Mike tells us all about his life, and some people may find it to be a little too much information.

During previews
Enchanting, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you're into exquisite story-telling. Mike Birbiglia has just about mastered the art of long-form storytelling. Hilarious and insightful.

Don't see it if you don't like stand-up.

During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You are a fan of unique storytelling and standup (honestly if you know Mike's work this will help but it's so damn endearing)

Don't see it if You don't like storytelling and honesty onstage

Also I like that he wants us to go in not knowing anything but if you are a... Read more Read less

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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