Mike Birbiglia Turned His Home into the Museum of Natural History

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Published on June 25, 2020

Mike Birbiglia talks about the back-to-back celebrations in his household during lockdown and reads an excerpt from his book The New One.

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24 comments

  • Skeptro Prod. 2 months ago

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  • Ken Ekdahl 2 months ago

    Hi

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  • kashyap dhar 2 months ago

    Hi

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  • Perihan Orhan 2 months ago

    Oh, it’s lovely to see two friends talking. Once again, these talks are soo much more sincere in quarantine. I hope it can also be this sincere when you are back in the studio. <3

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  • Karin Frisendahl 2 months ago

    I guessed 42!

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  • Peter Matthews 2 months ago

    Very impressive knitted whale. Quarantine practice makes perfect.

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  • Chris Zealotes 2 months ago

    Seth, the comedy giant and wasp fanatic from the attic, chucks a ripper read at this week compadres! ‘The Picture Of Dorian Tucker Carlson-Gray’ by Oscar Gene-Wilder. This high comedy roller coaster literary ride of your life depicts the hilarious antics and adventures of one Dorian Tucker Carlson-Gray, the first human Penny-loafer in history. Dorian is a well-known counterfeiter, con artist and escapee from that mental hospital place where Jack Nicholson was in that film ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest’. Dorian has been seen around town dressing like a British Lord in a dated navy blazer, preppy tie and chambray shirt, and going for job interviews posing as a real journalist. He’s turned away from every reputable news media business in America, until he is spied by the evil gazillionaire, The Sword, owner of Fox News. The Sword likes Dorian, because he has the ruddy child-like complexion of an 8th grader at a private school in Rhode Island, a mouth that runs like a dragster engine, the earnest delivery of an angry penguin, and the intellect of a five day old donut.

    The Sword likes him so much, he has Dorian turned into the first pair of human Penny-loafers in history so that The Sword can walk on him like a carpet and wear Dorian to his country club in Hartford Connecticut. The Sword has a lot of powerful rich friends with no conscience, in particular a fake artist named Basil Hallward. Hallward is a well-known weirdo with a Penny-loafer fetish, and he becomes infatuated by Dorian’s chubby little angry face and the strap across his instep. He believes that Dorian’s beauty is responsible for the new mood in his art as a painter, and he offers to attach some little leather tassels to Dorian and paint his portrait. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat’s blazer, preppy tie, condescending air of rich white privilege and far-right of Genghis Khan world view that beauty, sensual fulfilment, power, tax evasion and contempt for the homeless and unemployed are the only things worth pursuing in life.

    Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, but that a high quality navy blazer is for life, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a life of varied amoral experiences while staying as young as an 8th grader in intellect, and as beautiful as a $5.00 pair of Penny-loafers. All the while, his portrait ages and records every sin he commits. After five years, a canvas the size of a football field is needed. The End

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  • Miguel Melendez 2 months ago

    👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

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  • steve jones 2 months ago

    42 really ?

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  • Mikyla Wilfred 2 months ago

    The rest of us have feelings too lol

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  • O. B. 2 months ago

    (1:25) Well,…that’s probably because we humans are mammals.

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  • llYossarian 2 months ago

    I in no way mean to diminish Jen’s achievement but I believe that whale was sewed rather than knitted…

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  • Desperadox23 2 months ago

    My advice as a parent: Don’t listen to advice.

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  • R.A. Monigold 2 months ago

    Mike – Tediously Funny !!!

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  • blueminnie13 2 months ago

    Loved the parenting questions! My son is an only child and comments on that are brutal. It doesn’t get much better for adults! Questions about clothes, hair, job, friends… If you can’t be kind, please stay in your own life unless I ask for your opinion. Most people don’t realise they do this. I’m a teacher and I had to learn how to respond in an empathic/meaningful way yet confident way to keep students motivated. Nothing kills happiness, confidence, and enthusiam like shade.

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  • Phil Johnson 2 months ago

    I never watch interviews. But I’d do anything for more Burbiglia content. Give it to me you syntax wizard!

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  • Alisha Currie 2 months ago

    I loooved Mike’s reading from his book. It was cracking me up! This is totally how I feel as a mom like there is so much advice and judgement that we’re all out here just doing our best and trying to not go crazy, lol

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  • Craig Craver 2 months ago

    Pretty sure that’s sewing, not knitting… right?

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  • Beth E 2 months ago

    Whatshernamethats
    notanamegiveheradifferentnaaaaaame.

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  • Irina Phoenix 2 months ago

    I saw The New One in Pittsburg – It was wonderful!

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  • New Message 2 months ago

    As long as you aren’t turning your medicine cabinet into a Natural History Museum like Brundlefly…

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  • Nancy Harrison 2 months ago

    I ,too, have felt the big whale in the museum of natural history might fall and smash me to bits

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  • The Athenaeum 2 months ago

    Decay and no wisdom?? Hmmm…

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  • My Little Gargoyle 2 months ago

    I’m sorry but does Jen not know that humans are mammals??? And mammals are not characterized by not being able to breathe or move?? 🤔

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