Comedian Mike Birbiglia loves to milk his underdog status for laughs as a 30-year-old stand-up (todayâs his birthday!) who gets no respect (his routine includes the humiliating story of the time he was introduced as a âmiddle-tierâ comedian at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City). But now that heâs got three Comedy Central specials under his belt, a new hit CD (My Secret Private Journal), and a pilot for a possible CBS series based on his blog, Birbiglia is finally poised to receive the acclaim he deserves. Tonight, the funnyman brings his nice-guy charm and impeccable timing to Central Park for a special Comedy Centralâsponsored show, which also includes the talented singer-songwriter-jokester Stephen Lynch. Julian McCullough hosts the hilarity.
Fri., June 20, 8 p.m., 2008