Atelier Past Faculty

Mike Birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia headshot

Photo by Evan Sung


Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director, podcaster, producer, and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide. His solo shows Sleepwalk With Me, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Thank God For Jokes, and his most recent show, The New One, enjoyed successful off Broadway runs. The New One moved to Broadway where he received the Drama Desk Award for outstanding solo performance. The New One and Thank God For Jokes became critically acclaimed Netflix specials. Birbiglia also wrote, directed, and starred in the films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. His books, Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories and The New One are both national bestsellers. He’s appeared in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars and Popstar, as well as TV roles in Orange Is the New Black and Billions. He hosts a podcast, Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out, and is currently touring material from his newest show The Old Man and The Pool.