Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out

By Mike Birbiglia

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 Jul 21, 2020


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
10. Roy Wood Jr: From Birmingham to The Daily Show to Broadway?

Mike and Roy teamed up to raise money for comedy club waitstaffs with “Tip Your Waitstaff.” Now they work on jokes about gin vomit, stealing fancy jeans, and why being a Daily Show correspondent could put you in more hot water than having a criminal record. The episode touches on regret, redemption, and lands in an unexpected place when Mike asks Roy if he’d consider letting Mike produce his one person show. Don’t miss this one.

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Aug 03, 2020
9. Melissa Villaseñor: Mike Writes Jokes with the SNL Star in Real Time!

Mike teams up with SNL star Melissa Villaseñor to work out jokes about feminist bookstores, moms talking to themselves, and guitar teachers who are frankly just showing off. This is a true comedy jam session and there are jokes written in real time! Don’t miss it.

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Jul 27, 2020
8. Hasan Minhaj: Sometimes Living Through History... Sucks

Mike and Hasan are friends who love talking about current events and comedy craft. In this episode, Hasan teases possible themes and stories for his next special, which shares some commonality with Mike’s special Thank God For Jokes. They talk about everything from macaroni and cheese to marriage and children to the time Hasan came to Mike’s apartment for a script reading and his takeaway was that Mike’s wife Jen is a better person than Mike. This conversation goes from macro to micro to personal to global. Thank God for jokes and thank God for Hasan Minhaj.

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Jul 20, 2020
7. Sarah Cooper: America’s Funniest Lip-Syncer-In-Chief— In Her Own Words

Mike gets to know comedian/writer Sarah Cooper, whose Trump lip sync videos are a viral phenomenon beloved by millions. They crack open the pain of being rejected in middle school, the joy of huffing Irish spring soap, and why Sarah and Mike are both New York forever.

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Jul 13, 2020
6. David Sedaris: Mike Trades Funny Stories With His Comedy Hero

Mike talks with his literary hero David Sedaris about clocking 90 thousand steps, dressing like a clown, and walking through Times Square after midnight in the pandemic.

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Jul 06, 2020
5. Hannah Gadsby: Solo Shows and Spectrum Gazelles with a Master of the Craft

Mike discusses Hannah's award winning Netflix special “Nanette,” her new special “Douglas” and together they dig deep into the solo show process and how her new show may end up including a “spectrum gazelle.”

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Jun 29, 2020
4. Matt Berninger of The National, Carin Besser, & J. Hope Stein: Art Imitating Marriage
Mike celebrates the publication of "The New One, Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad” with his co-writer and co-wife J. Hope Stein. They are joined by Matt Berninger, the lead singer of Mike’s favorite band "The National” as well as Matt’s co-writer and co-wife Carin Besser. This creative double date goes deep as the two married couples open up about creative marriages, actual marriages, and how writing poetry can feel like knitting. 
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Jun 22, 2020
3. Jon Laster: Lessons from Black Lives Matter. Also, Honey Buns.

Mike discusses Black Lives Matter and turning tragedy into comedy with Jon Laster.

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Jun 15, 2020
2. John Mulaney: Shooting Hoops with the Michael Jordan of Comedy

Mike discusses the Chicago Bulls with the Michael Jordan of stand-up comedy, John Mulaney.

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Jun 15, 2020
1. Ira Glass: A Podcast Legend Teaches Mike How to Make a Podcast

Mike works out the concept for this very podcast during this very episode of this very podcast with podcast legend Ira Glass.

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Jun 15, 2020
Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out: Trailer

Mike Birbiglia has a new podcast. His tour has been pushed. All of his shows have been postponed. So he’s bringing his comedy indoors for free to you. Each week he welcomes a new guest: a comedian, a musician, a writer, and together they bounce around original untested jokes and writing. It’s all going to happen right here. Don’t miss it. They’re working it out.

May 30, 2020
Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out Trailer
May 21, 2020