Comedian, Film Star, Alumnus Birbiglia Returns to Campus for Show
February 22, 2013 – Mike Birbiglia (C’00), writer, director and star of the 2011 movie Sleepwalk with Me, returns to campus Feb. 25-March 1 with an acclaimed one-man show at Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center.
The event is sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts.
In My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend: Unplugged, the comedian once named “Funniest Person on Campus” relates his romantic blunders and miscues.
“As ardent fans of Mike Birbiglia’s work, which has been taught in our comedy courses, we are thrilled and honored to welcome this celebrated Georgetown alumnus back to his alma mater for this special residency,” says Derek Goldman, Davis Center artistic director.
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The New York Times called the show “ridiculously enjoyable.”
My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend first opened Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York on March 18, 2011.
It won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and was also named a “Critics’ Pick” by The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Time Out New York. Time magazine called the show’s finale “possibly the best 15-minute stretch of playwriting … all season.”
Birbiglia is best known for his 2009 Off-Broadway hit show Sleepwalk With Me, which he adapted for film. The movie won the 2012 NEXT audience award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Film ScreeningA screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with Birbiglia, will take place at Georgetown on Feb. 26.
The event is co-sponsored by the university’s Film and Media Studies Program and the performing arts department.
The one-time Georgetown English major has starred in three Comedy Central specials and released three hit CDs for Comedy Central Records – Two Drink Mike, My Secret Public Journal Live and Sleepwalk With Me Live, which debuted at No. 1 in Billboard magazine.
Birbiglia has also made regular appearances on Public Radio International’s This American Life. His literary debut, Sleepwalk With Me And Other Painfully True Stories, was published by Simon & Schuster in October 2010 and became a New York Times bestseller. Amazon.com named the book one of their Top 10 Entertainment Books of the year, alongside titles by Jay-Z, Stephen Sondheim and David Rakoff.
Visit the performing arts website to order tickets.