Mike Birbiglia

Why Mike Birbiglia Is Right About the MPAA’s Hypocritical Ratings System

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by Britt Hayes August 4, 2016 @ 2:41 PM
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When you go to the theater this weekend, you’ll have a few movies to choose from, including Suicide Squad and Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice. If you didn’t know the rating for either of these films, and we were to tell you that only one of them is rated R, which one would you guess? The gritty and violent comic book movie featuring characters with names like Deadshot, Killer Croc and Katana, or the humorous dramedy featuring a cast of funny people in the world of improv?

‘Don’t Think Twice’ Trailer: Mike Birbiglia Takes You Into the Complicated World of Improv

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by Britt Hayes May 20, 2016 @ 6:13 PM
A film about the world of improv comedy from Mike Birbiglia will be an instant must-see for some of you, but if you’re anything like me, the phrase “improv comedy” usually makes your eyes roll. If this trailer doesn’t sway you (and it should), then rest assured that Don’t Think Twice is an incredibly funny and surprisingly relatable comedy that might make you shed a tear or two.

Mike Birbiglia Responds to Joss Whedon's 'Sleepwalk With Me' "Boycott"

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by Jacob Hall August 18, 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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If only all viral marketing was this much fun...
A few days ago,  geek icon Joss Whedon posted a video where he called for a boycott of comedian Mike Birbiglia's film 'Sleepwalk With Me,' saying that its expansion into 115 theaters is unacceptable...mainly because 'The Avengers' is only in 500 now and needs every screen it can get. It was a joke, delivered with Whedon's deadpan delivery and ultra-dry wit, but Birbiglia and his producer Ira Glass have issued an official response...and a challenge.

Joss Whedon is Boycotting Mike Birbiglia's 'Sleepwalk With Me'

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by Britt Hayes August 14, 2012 @ 8:20 PM
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Joss Whedon thinks that comedian Mike Birbiglia's film 'Sleepwalk With Me' is a threat to a little movie you might not have heard of -- 'The Avengers.' You see, 'The Avengers' is a modest film and it needs all the movie screens it can get. So join Joss Whedon in boycotting 'Sleepwalk With Me.'