After releasing a handful of popular stand-up specials, Mike Birbiglia has made a name for himself for creating great one-man shows in both Sleepwalk With Me and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. With Sleepwalk With Me has been turned into both a feature film and book. After a long run of tours and premiering on Netfilx, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend will now see a CD and DVD release. The special will be released via New Wave Dynamics on Tuesday, November 26th.
It’s been rewarding to watch Birbiglia evolve from a typical (if talented) comedian to a storyteller, speaking about himself and his romantic mishaps in a relateable, yet funny way. The comedian’s first book, Sleepwalk With Me & Other Painfully True Stories, contains some of the material covered in both of his specials, namely, the awkward and endearing ways that Birbiglia came to find love with the woman that’s now his wife, and the mistakes he made along the way. Birbiglia performed the show in New York 81 times, then toured it in 70 cities across America, the UK, Canada and Australia. Before retiring the show, Birbiglia filmed a performance of it at the Intiman Theater in Seattle, which comprises the performance on the CD and DVD.
Fans can get start up the pre-order here.