The Gist

The Same Old Mike, Plus The New One

In his one-man show, Mike Birbiglia tells you why procreation is a terrible idea (unless maybe it’s not).

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In his Broadway show (The New One) Mike Birbiglia tells you why procreation is a terrible idea, before waxing lyrical on the joys of raising a daughter—it’s complicated; he’s complicated. On The Gist, he spares a thought for how to tip at an Olive Garden, the future of email leaks, and Fox News’ underwhelming Christmas tree.

In the Spiel, abandoning arguments of good (or bad) faith.

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