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?”
See it if you enjoy humor that goes beyond the surface and examines the very nature of what we find funny and why.
Don't see it if you're easily offended. A Christian couple walked out during this performance due to "jokes about Jesus".
See it if You are a fan of intellectual humor that takes a little more thought to find a joke funny
Don't see it if You do not enjoy stand up comedy, are not a fan of dry sarcastic humor
See it if you enjoy Mike Birbiglia. The show is very similar to his other stand up, but with the simple staging and message it becomes something new
Don't see it if you get easily offended or if you tend to show up late (trust me on this, there is a whole section on this)
See it if you like stand-up comedy and might enjoy a meditation on how jokes work and why they must always be offensive to someone.
Don't see it if you're jaded, easily offended, or easily bored.
See it if you're a fan of Birbigs, you want to be taken on a journey through great storytelling, and want to laugh, cry, cry because you're laughing.
Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows, and prefer traditional plays for storytelling.
See it if You enjoy comedy by the hilarious and ever-entertaining Mike Birbigs - his story-telling and comedic ticks can make almost anyone laugh.
Don't see it if You dislike being called out for being late to a show.
See it if you are a fan of clever storytelling (think "This American Life") and/or stand-up comedy.
Don't see it if you prefer an ensemble piece (this is a one-man show).
See it if You want to see a witty, quick show that will entertain you from start to finish
Don't see it if You are looking for a more traditional play as opposed to intelligently written standup.
See it if you really love stand-up comedy that feels like theatre.
Don't see it if you prefer full production value. It's literally just Mike on stage being funny.