Reviewed byMassDistractionVote: 8/10/10
Despite releasing three albums, one previous special, a book and amovie based on his life in which he, himself, starred, Mike Birbigliastill keeps things pretty low key. His broadcast experience has takenhim from being a stand-up to being more of a spoken-word story-teller.At times, he reminds me of what Stuart McLean would have been like as ayoung buck; one can certainly see Birbiglia settling into broadcastingin his later years as a semi-retirement plan. This special sees himworking through the theme of relationships with a format that leans alittle less towards straight stand-up and more towards a one-man show;the second half particularly is dedicated to sharing and explaining anarc he recently endeavored in his personal life. Birbiglia recalls someof his previous experiences in the search for love in his usualself-deprecating manner. His delivery is natural and he's so winsomeand sincere he gets away with some playful but frank observations aboutsexes. Looks like Seth Rogan meets John Ritter and just as fun to spendtime with.
Reviewed byKim ScottVote: 10/10/10
Mike Birbiglia's stand-up special "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" isabsolutely genius. The special is in essence one story where hemeticulously weaves correlating humorous snippets into the telling ofthe story. As an audience participant you're invested in the outcome ofthe story as he has artfully captivated your attention. As hecrescendos to the conclusion, you realize every detailed joke presentedover the hour had great purpose in the unveiling of this lone story.
Did I laugh frequently? Yes. Was it the funniest stand-up ever? No. Wasit by far the best written stand-up I've ever seen? A resounding yes!Please watch it! (Recommended to watch it in one sitting, so wait untilyou have 75 minutes).
Mike Birbiglia tells the touching story of his believing and disbelieving in love.