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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

85
Funny, Intelligent, Original

See it if You want to laugh. Great writing!

Don't see it if you don't like comedians.

100
Clever, Delightful, Edgy, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You welcome a bit of reality and heartbreak with your humor. Mike has an understated charm and honesty which is just unparalleled.

Don't see it if Subtle, slice of life humor is not your bag.

90
Edgy, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you like mike bribiglia and love good jokes

Don't see it if youre easily offended

100
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You want to laugh your ass off. So fun and charming.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by jokes

82
Quirky, Hilarious, Intelligent, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh.

Don't see it if You dislike stand up comedy.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Original

See it if you enjoy laughing.

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor.

96
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if you like well-though out comedy. Birbiglia is a different kind of comedian who brings his entire show full-circle and makes you think.

Don't see it if you don’t like narrative comedy and just want strung-together jokes. I meant here is no real reason to not want to see Birbiglia.

90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if you like to laugh.

Don't see it if you're a grinch.

89
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Original

See it if You want a light-hearted night of fun. Mike is very engaging. Not like normal stand-up; he has an interesting through line which adds to it.

Don't see it if You are looking for a raunchy stand-up. Very PG-13 rated.

80
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you love stand-up comedy mixed with a one man show. Mike Birbiglia is a comedian who cleverly weaves seemingly cheesy jokes to make a point

Don't see it if you want a spectacle show with flashy special effects or deep intense story.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if If you love to laugh for 90 minutes straight.

Don't see it if If you only like political correctness.

89
Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Thought-provoking

See it if You need to laugh

Don't see it if You are hung over

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you wish stand up comedy could weave inevitable laughter with unexpected, heartrending moments of insight about being human.

Don't see it if you're expecting to see a narrative play. This is stand up comedy - albeit a rare brand of stand up, but stand up nonetheless.

92
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Original

See it if You love a good stand up set with the magic of theatre weaved in.

Don't see it if you want more of a traditional show.

93
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you enjoy laughing and good stories.

Don't see it if you are a humorless sad sack. Even then it might cheer you up.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you like Mike's style of comedy

Don't see it if you don't like Mike. Or if you love God a lot.

75
Funny, Great writing, Hilarious, Quirky, Clever

See it if you enjoy good comedy mixed with storytelling.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play; this is more of a stand-up comedy act with a bit of storytelling mixed in to create a semi-frame for the piece.

100
Must see, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if Hilarious show. Definitely recommend watching it.

Don't see it if Don’t watch if you don’t like comedy.

81
Hilarious, Great writing, Clever

See it if You like stand-up, especially if you consider yourself a comedy nerd/you're into the "alternative" comedy scene

Don't see it if You dislike insider-y show business talk (he talks about hosting the Gotham awards) and if you can't take a (slightly) edgy joke or two

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You love to laugh

Don't see it if You don't like comedy or story-telling

90
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you like his stand-up

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

100
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if There is just no words to describe it

Don't see it if F I think if you've never seen a show before you will be interested in this

100
Funny, Clever, Must see, Entertaining, Original

See it if you like mike birbigilia

Don't see it if no reason not to!


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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