Birbiglia has distinguished himself from other comics by focusing less on witty jokes or crude humor, and instead providing humorous, awkward, and often self-deprecating anecdotes about himself. He is best known for directing, writing and starring in Sleepwalk With Me — a 2008 autobiographical Broadway show that he has since adapted to a stand-up routine, comedy album and feature film, which won the Best of NEXT Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Additionally, Birbiglia’s 2008 comedy special What I Should Have Said Was Nothing and 2013’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend were nominated for best specials of the year at the American Comedy Awards. In addition to the usual stand-up comedy acts, Birbiglia has been a regular contributor to WBEZ’s much-loved This American Life program, as well as NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
The show starts at 7 p.m. sharp, and be sure to get there on time. Birbiglia tends to open his show by making fun of the “laties” (those who take their seats after he begins). Tickets are $39 and still available.
For a taste of one of his funny, awkward and true stories, watch this clip of Birbiglia describing his experience at a Major League Baseball award show.