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Gazette Premium Content Mike Birbiglia at Pikes Peak Center Oct. 18

News release Updated: June 23, 2014 at 9:08 am

TICKETS TO MIKE BIRBIGLIA’S “THANK GOD FOR JOKES” GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 27 AT 10 A.M.

 

Colorado Springs, CO – Award winning comedian, author and filmmaker, Mike Birbiglia will take the stage with more painfully awkward stories in a show about jokes and how they get you in trouble at Pikes Peak Center, October 18. Join Birbiglia as he gets arrested in New Jersey, screamed at by a famous director, heckled by Statler and Waldorf, and attacked by zombie rodents.

 

Tickets to see the Mike Birbiglia live, October 18 are priced at $28.50 and $35.50 and go on sale Friday, June 27 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.PikesPeakCenter.com, all TicketsWest outlets, by dialing 520-SHOW or by visiting the Pikes Peak Center or The Broadmoor World Arena Box Offices. Savor a special pre-event dining experience. We are proudly offering pre-event dinners in the elegance of the ANB Bank Room at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Call our concierge at 719-477-2102 to make reservations.

 

Ira Glass of public radio's This American Life writes "Birbiglia's stories are even funnier live than they are on the radio." Time Magazine calls Birbiglia "master of the personal, embarrassing tale." The New York Times describes him as a "supremely enjoyable monologist."Over the past 12 years comedian Mike Birbiglia has developed a one-of-a-kind storytelling style in the

world of standup comedy.  

Birbiglia’s recent off-Broadway hit, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and was named a Critics Pick by The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Time Out New York. Following a successful New York run, Mike brought the show to more than 70 cities worldwide, including the Sydney Opera House, London’s Soho Theatre, and Carnegie Hall. The show was filmed in Seattle and debuted on Netflix; it was recently released on CD/DVD and

on iTunes.

Mike has made more than 40 network television appearances on shows including Letterman, Kimmel, Conan, Craig Ferguson, and Jimmy Fallon. He is a regular contributor to the Peabody Award winning radio show This American Life.  Birbiglia has released four albums, and both The Onion and USA Today named My Secret Public Journal Live one of “The Best Comedy Albums of the Decade.”

 

In 2012 Mike directed and starred in the feature film adaptation of his one-man show Sleepwalk With Me. The film won an audience award at the Sundance Film Festival, was released in theaters nationwide by IFC Films and was one of the top 3 most critically acclaimed comedies of the year on Rotten Tomatoes, with top critics rating it 87%.

 

 

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