Please be advised that the Mike Birbiglia performance originally scheduled to take place at The Chicago Theatre on Friday, June 19, 2020 has been rescheduled for Friday, May 21, 2021.
Your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show date and will not need to be exchanged.
A message from the Artist:
Mike Birbiglia here.
I had planned to come to Chicago and put on the comedy show of the century and then…well, you know.
So I’ve been monitoring the state and local rules with my agent Mike and brother Joe as well as the theater. At first we thought early summer, then late Fall, and now we’ve decided the safest way to do it is to schedule this show for almost exactly the same time next year. That will give me exactly one year to make the material that much better.
In the meantime I will be putting out a podcast called “Working It Out” (drops Monday!), raising money for local comedy club waitstaffs, and releasing my book The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad. (comes out Tuesday!)
The new show date is now Friday, May 21, 2021 and your current tickets are still valid for the new date.
If you ordered a premium tickets for this show that included a signed copy of the book you can pick up your copy next week! You should have received an email with that information.
I know it seems like no big deal to get a signed book but in these strange times we jumped through many a hoop to make that happen so many thanks to The Chicago Theater, my publisher and Book Stall for making that happen. I’m very proud of the book and I think you will love it.
If you have any specific concerns about this process, email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (Yes, that is a real email address!)
Looking forward to seeing you in ’21 for the belated comedy show of the century.
MIKE BIRBIGLIA is a comedian, storyteller, director and actor who has performed for audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Broadway. His most recent shows, The New One, Thank God for Jokes, and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend can be found on Netflix. Additionally, Birbiglia is a filmmaker who wrote, directed, and starred in the films Sleepwalk With Me and Don’t Think Twice. Currently he is the host of the weekly podcast, Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out.
His first book, “Sleepwalk With Me and Other Painfully True Stories,” was a New York Times bestseller, and he is the author of the new book, “The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad, with poems by J. Hope Stein.” As an actor Birbiglia has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Girls and Broad City, and in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars, and Popstar. He plays Danny Pearson on Orange Is the New Black and Oscar Langstratt on Showtime’s Billions.
We at The Chicago Theatre miss you and look forward to having you back.
And when it comes time to reopen our doors, we want you to know that we are working with government and public health officials to ensure we continue to set the industry standard for safe and enjoyable experiences, as well as unforgettable moments.