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Thank God For Jokes

From 73 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent

About the show

Culture Project presents a limited Off-Broadway engagement of award-winning comedian Mike Birbiglia with his one-of-a-kind storytelling style. More…

Mike Birbiglia declares that a joke should never end with ‘I’m joking.’ In his all-new comedy, Birbiglia tiptoes through the minefield that is modern-day joke-telling. Mike learns that the same jokes that elicit laughter have the power to produce tears, rage, and a whole lot of getting yelled at. Ultimately it's a show that asks, “How far should we go for the laugh?”


Member Reviews (73)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent
87
Avg Score

80
Funny, Clever, Refreshing, Stand-up format, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy an intelligent stand-up performance. There isn't much important underlying content, but there are laughs.

Don't see it if you want rapid-fire jokes. This is storytelling...and some of it drags a bit. MB is sufficiently engaging, though, to pull it off.

95
Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if So funny. Well thought through. Delivery with perfection.

Don't see it if You don't like one person comedies.

92
Clever, Funny, Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if you like comedy developed from real life, told in warm and funny stories, by a pleasant appealing personality, enjoy laughing

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor

87
Absorbing, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy Mike Birbiglia and/or like listening to long-form stand-up comedy.

Don't see it if You disliked Mike's piece "Sleepwalk with Me", don't enjoy comedians, or if you'd rather see a traditional play.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if Like comedy. Mike birbiglia is great. I heartily recommend it.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

93
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you want to see one of our finest comedians at the top of his form.

Don't see it if your idea of humor runs to one-liners.

94
Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if Long live Birbiglia!

Don't see it if It was really smart and funny. So I guess if that isn't who you are then....

90
Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Raunchy

See it if you like stand up comedy. This one, not at all crude, has some sex jokes, some drug jokes, and one bit which uses "adult language".

Don't see it if you're looking for a conventional theatrical production.

89
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You're looking for a comedian at the top of his game who is both hilarious and smart and relevant

Don't see it if You don't like stand up comedy

89
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh for 90 solid minutes.

Don't see it if You can't get good seats.

86
Refreshing, Original, Funny

See it if You like relaxed storytelling humor. You'll laugh out loud. He's very relatable.

Don't see it if You are a late person and can't make it there on time. Trust me.

86
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you like comedy, Mike Birbiglia, or an enjoyable, low-key, 90 minutes with no intermission. He also tells an anecdote about President Obama

Don't see it if you don't like comedy shows, Mike Birbiglia's style, or have young kids. It's not family unfriendly, but I don't think they'd enjoy it much.

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy one man shows and M Bigs' endearingly self-deprecating brand of humor.

Don't see it if You're a grump.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you like masterful standup comedy. Not raunchy or dirty. Don't be fooled by the title, it isn't anti (or pro) god.

Don't see it if you want a play or plot. This is really just stand up.

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy good stand-up

Don't see it if you expect a play

76
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are familiar with, and enjoy, Mike Birbiglia

Don't see it if jokes offend you

75
Funny, Stand-up, Fluffy

See it if you like stand-up comedy, you like Mike Birbiglia, you want something light and fun that goes down easy.

Don't see it if you want a tightly-crafted show, you expect more of a performance monologue with a narrative arc or thesis statement.

96
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like great story telling and sarcasm

Don't see it if You don't like dry humor or are scared to be the butt of a joke

80
Funny, Intelligent, Adorable

See it if You enjoy intelligent, down-to-earth comedy without gratuitous cursing.

Don't see it if You only like foul language or vicious jokes

81
Resonant, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a master class in stand-up comedy. simple, but incisive and genuinely funny. socially relevant themes.

Don't see it if you're not aware that you're seeing a stand up, not a traditional play or musical!

84
Hilarious, Quirky, Smart, Resonant, Clever

See it if You want to see a very funny stand-up show. Hilarious and insightful!

Don't see it if You want to see theatre. I knew he was a comedian, but expected it to more like a one-man-show. It's really just a stand-up routine.

85
Funny, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy intelligent standup comedy

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor. There is a modest amount of cursing so don't see if if that offends you.

75
Funny

See it if You are a fan of Mike Berbiglia. He's very funny. This might not be his best material but it's still worth a trip.

Don't see it if You don't like long-form, comic monologues.

95
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You've liked any of his jokes, or if you've never heard of him. Go see it!

Don't see it if You hate to laugh, particularly to the point of abdominal pain

90
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you enjoy cleanish standup that has a lot of heart.

Don't see it if you don't like standup comedy.


February 11th, 2016
"Humor is on Mr. Birbiglia’s mind...There is not an ounce of pedantry in his 85-minute monologue, an indescribably ridiculous collection of anecdotes and asides that miraculously blend into a whole…Mr. Birbiglia is hiding some serious ideas beneath the laughter. This isn’t just an enjoyable perfo...
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January 4th, 2016
"While the material lacks 'Sleepwalk's' emotional punch, the writing and delivery is as sharp as ever...When he throws crowd work—admonishing latecomers—the teasing is quite endearing. Longtime fans might miss the more radio-friendly material, but Birbiglia makes a compelling argument for regular...
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February 11th, 2016
"Comedian Mike Birbiglia tells stories, mostly about himself, which usually end with him being embarrassed or humiliated. And the more embarrassed and humiliated he gets, the funnier he is...Birbiglia delivers all this in a low-key, deadpan fashion, although he clearly enjoys making himself the b...
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February 12th, 2016
"It’s a common belief that analyzing what’s funny is not particularly funny. Mike Birbiglia proves the exception to the rule in his new solo show. The show places him among the top tier of smart-funny comedians whose humor comes from a sly, subversive and introspective place."
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