Birbiglia At Columbus — Two Shows
Comedian, storyteller, and frequent This American Life contributor, Mike Birbiglia, is bringing his “Thank God for Jokes” tour to the Columbus Theatre this month. Two shows, upstairs theater.
Birbiglia has a Providence connection. Providence Monthly ran a profile back in 2012 when he and brother Joe were promoting their movie “Sleepwalk With Me.” Joe had stepped in at a time when Mike seemed in dire need of some guidance, or management . . . or nachos.
. . . he began to manage both Mike’s career and his company, Secret Public Productions. Joe, who spent years working as a writer, runs Secret Public Productions from an office above Tortilla Flats, right here on the East Side. The walls of his workspace are a testament to the success of the brothers’ partnership. Filled with posters, press passes, screenplays and books, Joe’s relics signify how far the Birbiglias have come in the six years since Joe has joined the team. Mike has said goodbye to his anxiety-laden nights and hello to an exciting career on stage.
And if you think you see someone who looks like Mike Birbiglia in East Side Pockets — that’s Mike Birbiglia. I don’t know why I know that.
Tickets available through Ticketfly. I can’t say I enjoyed my first experience with this ticket site. I meant to buy two tickets; I may have bought six. We’ll see.
$20, all ages, 9pm, Friday, January 15/6:30pm, Saturday, January 16, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway