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Brea Improv
120 S. Brea Blvd Brea, CA 92821
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Mike Birbiglia was always a writer. As a child he wasn’t good at sports but he could write about losing very well. So he wrote about his experiences. He wrote poems and mini-plays and drew pictures of bears and his family and the girls he liked at school. In his sophomore year at Georgetown University, Mike won “The Funniest Man on Campus” contest earning him the chance to perform at the D.C. Improv. It was there that he would hone his act for 3 years, conveying his awkward experiences with fearless vulnerability. Upon graduation, Mike took his act to New York City. In just one year, Mike broke into the city’s clubs, appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and was chosen to perform in the “New Faces” category of Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, where he was a standout and attracted the attention of the booker for “Late Show with David Letterman.” In December of 2002, Mike made his debut on “Late Show” as one of the youngest comedians to perform on the show. Mike is now a regular on the late night talk shows and headlines clubs, theaters and Festivals across the country including the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Bonnaroo in Tennessee and Bulmer’s International Comedy Festival in Dublin, Ireland. He performs regularly in NYC at The Comedy Cellar, the UCB Theatre and the premiere downtown comedy show, “Invite Them Up.” On February 5, 2004, Mike released his self-produced comedy CD, “Dog Years,” which was recorded live at the D.C. Improv and can be purchased through Mike’s website: The site also features Mike’s “Secret Public Journal,” a bi-weekly travelogue of Mike’s awkward adventures from his life on the road.

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