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Mike Birbiglia Needs His Chicken Salad Sandwich; Has a Very Terrifying Allergy

Look, I'm no eating chicken salad sandwiches expert, but unless they caught him during his first bite, he probably could've knocked out that sammy during that back and forth. Also, I'm no nut allergy expert, but being able to be killed by nut particles in the air must be terrifying. Not because you could die at any moment but because if you did die, it would look really silly. You'd be just hanging out and talking and then you'd start choking on nothing, as if Darth Vader was mad at you or if there was some sort of b-movie death cloud. Sounds like something Mike would dream in his [...]

That Rascal Mike Birbiglia On Getting Arrested

I like the idea of that cop watching Fallon and screaming to his wife in the other room, "Hey Angie, it's the guy from the photo. I told you I had an eye for talent. I'm moving to Hollywood, Angie, to produce movies. The first one is going to be about a cop who becomes a big shot Hollywood producer. It's called 'Private Eye (for Talent)!' Maybe I can get this Mike Birbagabooga fella to play me– I mean, this fictional handsome cop producer. Anyway, you comin' with?" In response, Angie: "Sure, Harvey Weinstein." And that's how it all started.

Please Sleepwalk with Mike Birbiglia at a Movie Theater

This looks fun, right guys? Marc Maron is in it and he's acting! Sleepwalk With Me is based on Mike Birbiglia's one-man show and book of the same name and was co-written by the icon of glasses wearers everywhere Ira Glass. The film hits theaters on August 24th, so start taking sleeping pills in preparation. Oh, what's that? You don’t actually go sleepwalking with Mike; it's just a title? Never mind the pills then.

Maron, Hodgman, Schaal, Birbiglia, Schumer Top SXSW Comedy Lineup

The SXSW comedy lineup is here, and incidentally, it's almost exactly the same as the invitation list for my dream wedding! (It's only missing Jughead from Archie Comics and Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn's characters from Wedding Crashers, because what's a dream wedding without crashers?) In addition to standup and improv galore, the schedule features live episodes of WTF, Comedy Bang Bang, Doug Loves Movies, You Made It Weird, and The Chris Gethard Show. As for the comedians themselves, there are almost too many great comics to name (for a start: Marc Maron, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal, Mike Birbiglia, Amy Schumer, Eugene Mirman, TJ Miller, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani), [...]

The Film Version of Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me Sounds Awesome

Here's some more information about the films at Sundance this year, including the long-awaited Celeste and Jesse Forever, Bachelorette and Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me. The latter, based on Birbiglia's one-man show, sounds especially exciting. Birbiglia says it's about “the concept [that] you can talk about these things you're ashamed of, and more often than not, you find a deeper connection with people. The one thing you’re most reluctant to tell, that’s where the comedy is.” (I just picked my nose and I constantly crave the approval of everyone I meet. Did I do it right?)

Let's Hear from the Comedians Who Played Comedians in 'Sleepwalk with Me'

Great acting, Lutz! Sorry you're typecast as a hotel front desk person. Have you seen Sleepwalk with Me yet? Is it just 90 minutes of comedians watching other movies and resting their heads on each other's shoulders. If so, two tickets, please. If not, only one ticket, please.

Birbiglia Is Already Working on His Second Feature, 'My Girlfriend's Boyfriend'

With his first feature coming out this Friday, Mike Birbiglia is already working on his follow-up. Like Sleepwalk With Me, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend is based on a one-man show of Mike's. (It's on tour this fall.) As Mike described it to Indiewire: "It's about how I basically decided to get married without believing in the idea of marriage…It's about giving up on the idea of being right on things." Even though the show My Girlfriend's Boyfriend is autobiographical, the film will not be, or at least it won't be completely. Most notably, the lead character is not a comedian but a journalist, which is a slight yet significant shift. [...]

Mike Birbiglia Is Taking 'My Girlfriend's Boyfriend' Out on Tour

Mike Birbiglia's latest (and very excellent) one-man show, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend is about to head out on the road. If you didn't get to see it during its Off Broadway run in NYC, your opportunity has arrived. It's a 27-date tour that takes him to all of comedy's biggest hotspots, from Tampa to Turlock, CA. Yes, it's a real town, I assume! In any case, check out his website for ticket info and see the full schedule below.

Mike Birbiglia Makes Us All Very Happy That We're Not at the Airport

Has anyone ever been as glad not to be at the airport as you are while watching this clip of Mike Birbiglia's Late Show appearance from last Friday? Has anyone ever been as glad about anything as you are glad not to be at the airport right now? Has anyone ever been as anything about anything as you are glad not to be at the airport right now? Has anyone ever anythinged as anything as you are anything about not being anything?

Low Standards with John and Matt: Real Genius, Featuring Mike and Jenny Birbiglia

On this week's episode of Low Standards, John and Matt welcome guests Mike and Jenny Birbiglia to discuss the 1983 Val Kilmer classic Real Genius. Mike and Jenny are superfans of the movie, claiming that it plays a big role in their relationship and that a Real Genius movie poster is hung proudly in their apartment. And can you blame them? This is prime Kilmer we're talking about.

For more from the lovely Mike Birbiglia, you've got a few options! If you're in NYC, you should go check out his one-man show, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend. If you can read, you should check out his book Sleepwalk With [...]

'Sleepwalk With Me' Killed It this Weekend

Sleepwalk With Me ran awake this weekend. On just one screen it earned $65,000. This had a lot to do with Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia vowing to be at every single showing. Either way it worked exactly as planned. Better yet, its $65,000 per-screen average trounced The Avengers $47,698 opening average. In you face, Joss Whedon. Your movie lost to the movie you jokingly protested as a way of promoting the work of your friends. I bet you're going to have trouble sleeping on the pile of residual checks you've received from the $1.5 billion your movie made. (P.S. You should probs deposit those checks.) [...]

Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass Sure (Don't?) Know How to Promote a Movie

With the Internet and all its doohickies there must be 14 zillion ways to promote a movie yet Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass  (aka Team Big Glass) are going old school. They're just going to be there. "Hey, come by this movie theater and hang out. Oh yeah, a movie will be playing? 'What movie?' you ask? Well, it's our movie but, seriously, we really just want to hang." If it were anymore grassroots it would be just signs written with the actual roots of grass.

Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me Is Coming to Theaters

Movie of our dreams Sleepwalk With Me, based on Mike Birbiglia's one-man show of the same title, has been acquired by IFC Films for a North American release. It's great news for Birbiglia and the moviegoing public, of course, but perhaps the most important consequence of this news is that we all have an excuse to make lots of awful sleep-related puns. I'll start us off: Don't sleep on this one, guys, 'cause I think it's going to be REM-tastic. I'm napsolutely gonna go zzzzsee it in theaters. (Your turn.)

Watch a Dreamy Scene from Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me Movie

This scene from the film version of Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me is a great expression of the eerily calm, perfectly logical nonsense of dreams. It's also worth listening to the radio version of the same story depicted in the clip for a fun comparison. And then put in your zip code to persuade some film distributors to pick up the movie for a wide release so we can all go see it instead of just (WAIT FOR IT OH GOD THIS IS GONNA BE GOOD) dreaming about it.