Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out

Jul 06 2020 43 mins 1.3k

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.





7. Sarah Cooper: America’s Funniest Lip-Syncer-In-Chief— In Her Own Words
Jul 13 2020 46 mins  
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. Please consider contributing to myFace: https://www.myface.org/


6. David Sedaris: Mike Trades Funny Stories With His Comedy Hero
Jul 06 2020 50 mins  
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. Please consider contributing to: Feeding America https://www.feedingamerica.org/


5. Hannah Gadsby: Solo Shows and Spectrum Gazelles with a Master of the Craft
Jun 29 2020 51 mins  
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.” Sponsored by Samuel Adams. Please consider supporting: https://www.safehorizon.org/



4. Matt Berninger of The National,Carin Besser, & J. Hope Stein: Art Imitating Marriage
Jun 22 2020 50 mins  
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're 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. Please consider supporting https://7inchesforplannedparenthood


3. Jon Laster: Lessons from Black Lives Matter. Also, Honey Buns.
Jun 15 2020 58 mins  
Mike discusses Black Lives Matter and turning tragedy into comedy with Jon Laster. Please consider contributing to the following organizations: NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/ United Negro College Fund: https://uncf.org/


2. John Mulaney: Shooting Hoops with the Michael Jordan of Comedy
Jun 15 2020 48 mins  
Mike discusses the Chicago Bulls with the Michael Jordan of stand-up comedy, John Mulaney. Please consider contributing to the following organizations: NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/ Parole Preparation Project: https://www.paroleprepny.org/ Innocence Project: https://www.innocenceproject.org/


1. Ira Glass: A Podcast Legend Teaches Mike How to Make a Podcast
Jun 15 2020 47 mins  
Mike works out the concept for this very podcast during this very episode of this very podcast with podcast legend Ira Glass. Please consider contributing to the following organizations: NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/ Doctors Without Borders: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/ Oxfam America: https://www.oxfamamerica.org/


Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out: Trailer
May 30 2020 1 mins  
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.


5 • 5 Ratings

nuttia Jul 01 2020
Amazing podcast. Mike Birbiglia is an amazing storyteller and podcaster. This podcast has a lot of great guests, all helping him workshop his material. It's cool to hear how the creative process works and differs. Love it. Hope it's many many episodes.

Jeffrey B Jul 01 2020
Amazing. Mike Birbiglia has found another way to fill the comedy void in my life. Truly wonderful. Fans of stories and joy will likely enjoy this show.

Double Berry Din Jul 01 2020
If you love Mike Birbiglia, you know what you're going to be getting into. Mike talks about life, the universe, and his unique views on events. With new guests every week, you're bound to catch someone you love or even find a new comedian to follow. Must listen.


willythedeuce Jul 01 2020
Funny content providing great levity during these times!

BetterWithBacon Jun 23 2020
Love Mike and Ira both. Funny and fun to listen to.