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Mike Birbiglia To Thank God For Jokes In Troy

Mike Birbiglia

Comedian, actor, filmmaker and playwright Mike Birbiglia has been making public radio fans and live audiences laugh for years through his embrace of the awkward and absurd and masterful monologues.

Frequently heard on these airwaves on This American Life, The Moth, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, and yes, The Roundtable, Birbiglia wrote and starred in the off-Broadway show Sleepwalk With Me, which became a feature film in 2012.

He has released five comedy albums and standup specials and another off-Broadway show, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend.

Birbiglia will bring his Thank God For Jokes tour to Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Friday at 8.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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