From Shrewsbury to Center Stage: Comedian Mike Birbiglia

Brian Fiedman
Worcester Magazine | February 18, 2014
The word “comedian” doesn’t quite do Mike Birbiglia justice –- “storyteller” might be the better word. Still, the Shrewsbury native’s brand of spoken word has made him a popular figure in the world of stand-up comedy, one-man shows, film and radio. His new tour, “Thank God for Jokes,” stops at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Tickets sold so quickly that an additional late show was added to both nights. Worcester Magazine caught up with Birbiglia to talk about storytelling, why a joke doesn’t have to be funny and his fondness for Shrewsbury’s pizzerias.

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