Mike Birbiglia is not human.
Fresh on the heels of his first Netflix original special, Thank God for Jokes, which just came out in February, the comic is poised to perform a brand new show, called The New One, at this year’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, taking place from July 12th — 31st. While few details are known about the show so far, we know that Birbiglia is scheduled for five performances which will contain all-new material.
Birbiglia has spent the last decade-plus carving out a name for himself in the industry. Besides 2017’s Thank God for Jokes, he also wrote, directed and starred in the films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. He’s had various roles in other film and TV projects, such as Trainwreck, Orange is the New Black, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, and Tramps. He’s put out seven comedy albums since 2004, and has also been a regular contributor to the popular NPR show This American Life for the past few years.
The comic is set to perform The New One five times at JFL, all at Le Gesù Theatre in Montreal. Those dates are July 24th, 25th, 27th, 28th and the 29th; all shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by following this link.