Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out

Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out

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Comedian Mike Birbiglia welcomes a different comedian or creator each week and together they work out original, untested material. And, occasionally, uncomfortable topics. Join them as they work it out.


10. Roy Wood Jr: From Birmingham to The Daily Show to Broadway?
Aug 2 • 54 min
Mike and Roy teamed up to raise money for comedy club waitstaffs with “Tip Your Waitstaff.” Now they work on jokes about gin vomit, stealing fancy jeans, and why being a Daily Show correspondent could put you in more hot water than having a criminal…
9. Melissa Villaseñor: Mike Writes Jokes with the SNL Star in Real Time!
Jul 26 • 43 min
Mike teams up with SNL star Melissa Villaseñor to work out jokes about feminist bookstores, moms talking to themselves, and guitar teachers who are frankly just showing off. This is a true comedy jam session and there are jokes written in real time! Don’t…
8. Hasan Minhaj: Sometimes Living Through History… Sucks
Jul 19 • 62 min
Mike and Hasan are friends who love talking about current events and comedy craft. In this episode, Hasan teases possible themes and stories for his next special which shares some commonality with Mike’s special “Thank God For Jokes.” The conversation…
7. Sarah Cooper: America’s Funniest Lip-Syncer-In-Chief— In Her Own Words
Jul 12 • 46 min
Mike gets to know comedian/writer Sarah Cooper, whose Trump lip sync videos are a viral phenomenon beloved by millions. They crack open the pain of being rejected in middle school, the joy of huffing Irish spring soap, and why Sarah and Mike are both New…
6. David Sedaris: Mike Trades Funny Stories With His Comedy Hero
Jul 5 • 50 min
Mike talks with his literary hero David Sedaris about clocking 90 thousand steps, dressing like a clown, and walking through Times Square after midnight in the pandemic. Please consider contributing to: Feeding America https://www.feedingamerica.org/
5. Hannah Gadsby: Solo Shows and Spectrum Gazelles with a Master of the Craft
Jun 28 • 51 min
Mike discusses Hannah’s award winning Netflix special “Nanette,” her new special “Douglas” and together they dig deep into the solo show process and how her new show may end up including a “spectrum gazelle.” Sponsored by Samuel Adams. Please consider…
4. Matt Berninger of The National, Carin Besser, & J. Hope Stein: Art Imitating Marriage
Jun 21 • 50 min
Mike celebrates the publication of The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad with his co-writer and co-wife J. Hope Stein. They’re joined by Matt Berninger, the lead singer of Mike’s favorite band The National as well as Matt’s co-writer…
3. Jon Laster: Lessons from Black Lives Matter. Also, Honey Buns.
Jun 15 • 58 min
Mike discusses Black Lives Matter and turning tragedy into comedy with Jon Laster. Please consider contributing to the following organizations: NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/ United Negro College Fund: https://uncf.org/
2. John Mulaney: Shooting Hoops with the Michael Jordan of Comedy
Jun 15 • 48 min
Mike discusses the Chicago Bulls with the Michael Jordan of stand-up comedy, John Mulaney. Please consider contributing to the following organizations: NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/ Parole Preparation Project:…
1. Ira Glass: A Podcast Legend Teaches Mike How to Make a Podcast
Jun 15 • 47 min
Mike works out the concept for this very podcast during this very episode of this very podcast with podcast legend Ira Glass. Please consider contributing to the following organizations: NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/ Doctors Without…
Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out: Trailer
May 30 • 1 min
Comedian Mike Birbiglia welcomes a different comedian or creator each week and together they work out original, untested material. And, occasionally, uncomfortable topics. Join them as they work it out.