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Mike Birbiglia

by The Staff on March 20, 2014


“Jokes” wouldn’t be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of storytelling comedian Mike Birbiglia. The creator of Sleepwalk With Me and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend is, however, all about jokes these days; tomorrow (Friday) he will bring his Thank God for Jokes tour to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

As Birbiglia told Paste magazine at the beginning of the tour last November, “It’s 90 minutes of stand-up, with a theme that ties it all together, which is jokes. How jokes are my favorite thing in life, but how I don’t tell a lot of jokes off stage because they always just get me in trouble. I always feel constantly misunderstood by jokes, but they’re also a thing that connects me to people and makes me feel profoundly close to people. It’s kind of about the double-edged sword of jokes. Meanwhile the show it packed with . . . you know, ton of jokes”

So, get ready to hear some jokes.

Mike Birbiglia will perform tomorrow (Friday, March 21) at 8 PM at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (2nd and State streets, Troy). Tickets are $34 and $29. For more info, call the box office at 273-0038.