Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out

By Mike Birbiglia

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Subscribers: 3032
Reviews: 4
Episodes: 138


 Mar 19, 2024
The episode with Ilana Glasier is one of my fav pods ever! Mike is a very thoughtful interviewer.


 Dec 8, 2021

Marie D
 Jun 10, 2021
This pod has great guests and the conversation is always fascinating, even if I am unfamiliar with Mike's guest. If you are interested in the craft of comedy, you need to listen! If you're not, it is always entertaining and wicked funny!


 Jul 21, 2020

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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.

Episode Date
The Wisdom of Chicago Improv with Liz Allen
Apr 15, 2024
128. Alex Edelman Returns: He Did His Best
Apr 08, 2024
127. Esther Povitsky: What Is Your Comedy Attachment Style?
Apr 01, 2024
126. Seth Meyers: SNL, Late Night, and a Ton of New Jokes
Mar 25, 2024
125. Ilana Glazer: Life Lessons from the Broad City Star
Mar 18, 2024
Mike Answers Your Questions About Comedy
Mar 11, 2024
124. Chris Distefano: Crowd Work With The Mob
Mar 04, 2024
123. Please Don't Destroy: SNL’s Three Sad Virgins
Feb 26, 2024
BEST OF WIO: Jim Gaffigan
Feb 19, 2024
122. Roy Wood Jr: Perfect Jokes From an Imperfect Messenger
Feb 12, 2024
121. Maddie Wiener: How to Find the Humor in a Panic Attack
Feb 05, 2024
120. Ronny Chieng Returns: Classic American Show Business
Jan 29, 2024
119. Rosebud Baker Returns: Pregnant with Jokes and People
Jan 15, 2024
118. John Early: A Man With Needs
Jan 08, 2024
The Very Best Working It Out Moments of 2023
Jan 01, 2024
Listen Now: The Sarah Silverman Podcast
Dec 27, 2023
117. Beth Stelling Returns: Two Skeletons Telling Jokes
Dec 18, 2023
116. Jimmy Carr Returns: The World Ordered A Comedian
Dec 11, 2023
The Old Man and the Pool: Spoilers Only
Dec 04, 2023
115. Pete Holmes Returns (Again): The Funniest and Longest Episode Yet
Nov 27, 2023
114. Jo Firestone Returns: Fact Check This Episode
Nov 20, 2023
113. Todd Barry: The Inventor of Crowd Work
Nov 06, 2023
112. Ramy Youssef Returns: You Already Love Him
Oct 23, 2023
111. Gary Simons: A New Comedian Asks Mike 10 Key Questions About Starting Out in Comedy
Oct 16, 2023
110. Greg Warren: Comedy Lessons From a Salesman
Oct 09, 2023
109. Gary Gulman Returns: Work Friends or Friend Friends?
Sep 25, 2023
108. Nimesh Patel: Comedy is Cancer Plus Time
Sep 18, 2023
107. Hasan Minhaj Returns: Good Boy Syndrome
Sep 04, 2023
106. Joe Birbiglia Returns: You Think I Give a Care About Christmas Parmesan?
Aug 28, 2023
105. Kate Berlant: The Comedy Special That Almost Didn’t Come Out
Aug 14, 2023
104. Jim Gaffigan: Dark Comedy from the Cleanest Comedian
Jul 31, 2023
103. Liz Kingsman: The London Comedy Exchange Program
Jul 17, 2023
Introducing : Funny Cuz It’s True
Jul 06, 2023
102. Tom Papa: Conflict Resolution with an Old Friend
Jul 03, 2023
101. Elyse Myers: Telling Stories Literally Anywhere
Jun 19, 2023
100. Ira Glass Part 3: The Best Advice
Jun 05, 2023
6 Tips For Bringing Your Solo Show to Broadway (and the West End!)
May 29, 2023
99. Craig Mazin: The Definitive "The Last of Us" Interview, Sort Of
May 15, 2023
98. Ray Romano: Sometimes the Setup is the Punchline
May 01, 2023
97. Bert Kreischer: Inside A Storytelling Machine
Apr 24, 2023
96. Alex Edelman Part 3: The Broadway Debut
Apr 10, 2023
95. Nick Kroll: Old Friends
Mar 27, 2023
94. Jorma Taccone: The Lonely Island’s Comedy Revolution
Mar 13, 2023
93. Rachel Feinstein: Don't Call Your Wife "Big Guy"
Feb 27, 2023
92. Vir Das: Getting Cancelled Except For Real
Feb 13, 2023
91. Ryan Hamilton: Utah, Idaho, and the Clean Trick
Jan 30, 2023
90. Marc Forster: A Man Called Marc
Jan 16, 2023
89. Chris Redd: How to Express Your Mind on Stage
Jan 02, 2023
88. Seth Barrish: Mike and Seth’s 15 Year Phone Call
Dec 19, 2022
87. Atsuko Okatsuka: I'm Here to Make Friends
Dec 05, 2022
86. Wendy MacNaughton: Putting On Your Art Eyes
Nov 21, 2022
85. Iliza Shlesinger: When You're Hot Forever
Oct 31, 2022
84. Chloe Fineman: The SNL Star Who Can Literally Do Anything
Oct 24, 2022
83. Chris Gethard: Don’t Think Twice About Being Naked
Oct 17, 2022
82. Sam Morril: What Did You Do? My Act.
Oct 03, 2022
81. J. Hope Stein: Jokes and Poems
Sep 19, 2022
80. Larry Wilmore: Putting It Out There
Sep 05, 2022
79. Sarah Sherman: From New Faces to SNL
Aug 22, 2022
78. Jimmy Fallon: Dip It in Ranch
Aug 08, 2022
77. Joe Birbiglia: Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff?
Jul 25, 2022
76. Jessi Klein: This Is the Reason For Comedy
Jul 11, 2022
75. Zarna Garg: Humor is a Strategy
Jun 27, 2022
74. Ben Stiller: Get Some Sleep
Jun 13, 2022
73. Michael J. Fox: When Your Hero Comes on Your Podcast
May 30, 2022
72. Drew Barrymore: Do What You Love
May 16, 2022
71. Alex Edelman Returns: The 25 Word Pitch
May 02, 2022
70. Judd Apatow Returns (Again): He Has Fettuccine in His Heart
Apr 18, 2022
69. Atsuko Okatsuka Returns: How to Become Yourself
Apr 04, 2022
68. Taylor Tomlinson Returns: She's Not Like Us
Mar 21, 2022
67. Lynn Shawcroft: How Mitch Hedberg Wrote Jokes
Mar 07, 2022
66. David Cross: Fully Committed Dad
Feb 21, 2022
65. Jon Laster Returns: Playing Legacy Ball
Feb 07, 2022
64. Mo Amer: The Creative Savings Account
Jan 24, 2022
63. Sarah Millican: Put The Email Address In Last
Jan 10, 2022
62. Hannah Einbinder: The Joke’s on You For Loving a Clown
Dec 27, 2021
61. John Green: The Fault in Our Birbiglias
Dec 13, 2021
60. Rosebud Baker: Addicted to Comedy
Nov 29, 2021
59. Alex Edelman: A Jewish Person Walks Into a Meeting of White Supremacists
Nov 15, 2021
58. Jimmy Carr: Life Is Better With Laughter
Nov 01, 2021
57. Stephen Colbert: Laughter As An Act Of Love
Oct 18, 2021
56. Atsuko Okatsuka: Her Life Should Be a Movie
Oct 04, 2021
55. Sterlin Harjo: Comedy From Tragedy and Reservation Dogs
Sep 27, 2021
54. Phoebe Robinson: Is She a Writer? Oh Yes, She Is
Sep 20, 2021
53. Pete Holmes Returns: Paperback Pete and His Soft Body
Sep 03, 2021
52. Randall Park: His Superpower is Turtle Figurines
Aug 29, 2021
51. Jim Gaffigan: We Met in 1997 at a Pizzeria
Aug 23, 2021
50. Kate Micucci: Don't Think Thrice
Aug 09, 2021
49. Keegan-Michael Key: Schmigadon't Think Twice
Aug 02, 2021
48. Judd Apatow Returns: Judd Has Notes
Jul 26, 2021
47. Malcolm Gladwell: 10,000 Hours of Jokes
Jul 12, 2021
46. Brie Larson: Captain Marvel Helps Captain Jokes
Jul 05, 2021
45. Neal Brennan: The Comedy Whisperer
Jun 28, 2021
44. Sarah Silverman: A Hard Comedy Reset
Jun 14, 2021
43. Bill Hader: This Episode Has It All
Jun 07, 2021
42. Quinta Brunson: Flinging Cats, Lovingly
May 31, 2021
41. Jack Antonoff: Jokes Are The Melodies Of Comedy
May 18, 2021
40. Aisling Bea: The Right Amount of a Bit Much
May 10, 2021
39. Nish Kumar: The Sidekick Soliloquy
May 03, 2021
38. Conan O'Brien: It's His Birthday, Celebrate Him
Apr 18, 2021
37. Jo Firestone: Onomatopizza and the Fyrestone Fest
Apr 12, 2021
36. Gary Gulman: The Joke Nerd Summit You've Been Waiting For
Apr 05, 2021
35. Fred Armisen: The Secret Comedy Rules of Portlandia and SNL
Mar 22, 2021
34. Aubrey Plaza: A Four-Quadrant Superstar
Mar 15, 2021
33. Nathan Lane: He Deserves Special Treatment
Mar 08, 2021
32. Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis Meets Mid-Life Crisis
Feb 22, 2021
31. The Sklar Brothers: How to Say I Love You, Freshly
Feb 15, 2021
30. Nikki Glaser: The Taylor Swift of Comedy
Feb 08, 2021
29. Frank Oz: Frank Being Frank
Jan 25, 2021
28. The Lucas Bros: Losing Their Minds Together
Jan 18, 2021
27. Rachel Bloom: The Inception of the “Please Stop The Ride” Musical
Jan 11, 2021
26. All Jokes Considered: The Staff Picks The Best Of 2020
Dec 21, 2020
25. Ira Glass: The Highly Anticipated Return
Dec 14, 2020
24. Natasha Lyonne: No F**kin’ Around
Dec 07, 2020
23. Ramy Youssef: Kicked in the Golden Globes
Nov 23, 2020
22. Abbi Jacobson: The Broad City Makeout Party
Nov 16, 2020
21. Bowen Yang: How Do You Write a Sketch For SNL?
Nov 09, 2020
A Letter From a Comedian To College Students Everywhere
Oct 26, 2020
20. Jacqueline Novak: 50 Ways To Get Eaten By the Garage Door
Oct 19, 2020
19. Beth Stelling: Dreaming About Sex With Your Dad
Oct 12, 2020
18. Jon Favreau & Tommy Vietor: Pod Save Birbiglia
Oct 05, 2020
17. Pete Holmes: What Podcast Would Jesus Listen To?
Sep 28, 2020
16. Maria Bamford: Your Comedy Vaccine
Sep 21, 2020
15. Jimmy Kimmel: This Week He Hosts The Emmys, But First....He Works It Out.
Sep 14, 2020
14. Tig Notaro: Hot Vegan Lesbian Clickbait
Aug 31, 2020
13. Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America…and Mike Birbiglia!
Aug 24, 2020
12. Sam Jay: America’s Next Big Comedy Star
Aug 17, 2020
11. Judd Apatow: The Cinema Mogul Tries to Ruin Mike’s Podcast
Aug 10, 2020
10. Roy Wood Jr: From Birmingham to The Daily Show to Broadway?
Aug 03, 2020
9. Melissa Villaseñor: Mike Writes Jokes with the SNL Star in Real Time!
Jul 27, 2020
8. Hasan Minhaj: Sometimes Living Through History... Sucks
Jul 20, 2020
7. Sarah Cooper: America’s Funniest Lip-Syncer-In-Chief— In Her Own Words
Jul 13, 2020
6. David Sedaris: Mike Trades Funny Stories With His Comedy Hero
Jul 06, 2020
5. Hannah Gadsby: Solo Shows and Spectrum Gazelles with a Master of the Craft
Jun 29, 2020
4. Matt Berninger, Carin Besser, & J. Hope Stein: The Poetry of Mike’s favorite band “The National”
Jun 22, 2020
3. Jon Laster: Lessons from Black Lives Matter. Also, Honey Buns.
Jun 15, 2020
2. John Mulaney: Shooting Hoops with the Michael Jordan of Comedy
Jun 15, 2020
1. Ira Glass: A Podcast Legend Teaches Mike How to Make a Podcast
Jun 15, 2020
Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out: Trailer
May 30, 2020