Mar 13, 2012
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU. Tickets are $35 general, $35 Senior/Child and $15 HSU students. Tickets are available at the University Ticket Office and at humboldt.edu/centerarts.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia is lining up some painfully awkward dates in theatres and performing arts centers across the United States including a stop at the Van Duzer Theatre on April 22. The comedian and best-selling author is preparing to kick off a nationwide tour of his award-winning Off-Broadway show, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, on January 20 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Mike shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would spend a lifetime trying to forget. On this painfully honest journey, Mike struggles to find reason in an area where it may be impossible to find—love.
“I loved performing a four-month run in New York,” said Birbiglia, “but I’m even more excited to take the show on a series of one-night stands in cities around the country, because anything can happen in a show like this. After a preview show in Montreal a man even proposed to his girlfriend in my presence. Everyone was crying, and I felt like crying because I felt like the man had missed the point I was trying to make in the show.”
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, writer, and actor best known for his award-winning off-Broadway hits Sleepwalk with Me and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. The New York Times called My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend “ridiculously enjoyable.” It was named a critic’s pick by The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine. In recent years Birbiglia has emerged as standup comedy’s preeminent storyteller. He has starred in three Comedy Central Specials, released two hit CDs for Comedy Central Records, Two Drink Mike and My Secret Public Journal Live, which was named one of the “Best Comedy Albums of the Decade” by The Onion AV Club. Birbiglia has also made regular appearances on Public Radio International’s This American Life.
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