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What Is the Story of Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend?
This solo show centers on comedian Mike Birbiglia’s sometimes rocky romantic history, from junior high crushes to a happy ending with his wife, Jenny. (The show’s title riffs on Birbiglia’s plight when he discovered that his high school honey had a second boyfriend stashed away.) In typically self-deprecating style, Birbiglia jokes about how kissing is like watching a dog eating spaghetti, describes 10 reasons why he didn’t believe in marriage and relates the story of an accident that helped change his perspective on life and love.
What Is Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Like?
Performing on a bare stage, Birbiglia uses physical comedy to illustrate his anecdotes, winning laughs with imitations of his younger self and the various girls he’s known over the years. The 80-minute show plays like an extended monologue, and Birbiglia’s endearing everyman attitude makes audiences cheer for his success. Even if you’re not part of this performer’s fan base from comedy clubs or appearances on This American Life, you’re sure to be charmed by the funny and touching My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend.
Is Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Good for Kids?
Birbiglia uses profanity to comic effect in his storytelling, and his descriptions of botched romantic encounters are not kid fare. The standup comic’s older teen fans, however, will surely enjoy his stage show.