Who is Mike Birbiglia?
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, actor, podcaster, storyteller, director, producer, and writer. Mike Birbiglia has appeared on This American Life and The Moth numerous times and has released numerous comedy albums and television specials. Mike currently hosts the podcast Birbiglia’s Working It Out, in which he welcomes a different comedian or creator each week and they work out original, untested material.
Early Life and Childhood
Mike Birbiglia was born in the United States on June 20, 1978, in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. He has 43 years of age. Every year on June 20th, Mike celebrates his birthday.
Mary Jean (née McKenzie) and Vincent Paul Birbiglia raised Mike. Mike is the youngest of four children, the others being Joe, Gina, and Patti.
He is of Italian descent and was raised Catholic.
Mike Birbiglia attended St. John’s High School for one year before graduating from St. Mark’s School in 1996.
Mike claims that seeing comedian Steven Wright perform inspired him to start writing jokes when he was 16 years old. Mike went on to attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he graduated in 2000.
During his college years, he performed with the Georgetown Players Improv Troupe, worked as a server in a comedy club, and began performing at DC Improv (The Improv) in Washington, D.C.
Birbiglia hosts the podcast Birbiglia’s Working It Out, in which he welcomes a different comedian or creator each week and works out original, untested material with them.
He announced a tour of his newest show, The New One, in April 2017. The tour began with 25 cities and included a limited podcast titled The Old Ones in December 2017.
The Old One podcast features him analyzing old stand-up routines with guests such as his brother Joe Birbiglia, comedians Pete Holmes and John Mulaney, film producer and director Judd Apatow, ‘This American Life’ contributor Ira Glass, and his wife.
The New One premiered off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre on July 26 and was originally scheduled to run through August 2 before being extended due to high demand for tickets to and through August 26.
He toured My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend all over the world, including stops in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, his second one-man show, ran for four months off-Broadway and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show in 2011.
Mike performed My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend on tour in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Birbiglia gave his final performance at Carnegie Hall on June 2, 2013.
Vulture, Paste, The Laugh Button, and Laughspin named My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend the number one stand-up special of 2013.
It was also named one of Time Out New York’s 2013 Best Comedy Specials. The special was named one of the top 20 funniest stand-up specials of all time by Flavorwire.
In March 2020, he co-founded the “Tip Your Waitstaff” charity initiative with fellow comics to raise funds for comedy clubs that were closed due to COVID-19.
He is a regular contributor to the public radio program This American Life, which is distributed by Public Radio International.
Net Worth and Salary
Mike Birbiglia’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Mike Birbiglia is married to Jen Stein, whose work appears in The New One under the pen name J. Hope Stein.
The couple married in 2007. Mike and his wife Jen have one child, Oona.
He and his wife Jen have one child, Oona, who was born in 2015. Mike felt himself fully embrace fatherhood when Oona started talking.
He stands taller than average. Mike is 5 feet 9 inches tall (Approx. 1.75 m).
His Twitter handle is @birbigs.
- Mike was born on June 20, 1978, in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
- He is married to Jen Stein, whose work appears in The New One under the pen name J. Hope Stein.
- The couple married in 2007. Mike and his wife Jen have one child, Oona.
- His net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
- Mike is 5 feet 9 inches tall (Approx. 1.75 m).