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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)


Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent


See it if Given the great review in the NYT, it was a HUGE letdown. Birbiglia simply was not funny. I didn't laugh even once. He has a very slow an

Don't see it if If you want to see good stand-up 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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