There can be no better end to Mike Birbiglia’s long-running show My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend than the one he just announced. He’ll be taking it to Carnegie Hall on Sunday, June 2, in addition to filming it as a concert special on May 22 in Seattle. In a message posted on his official site, Birbiglia says the following:
When I moved to New York City in June of 2000, my sister Gina took me to see Jon Stewart play Carnegie Hall. It was the first show I saw in New York. It was incredible. I laughed my ass off, but I really never thought, “That should be me.” I thought, “Maybe one day I could be the opening act,” And that actually happened. In 2006 I got to open for Jon Stewart at Merriweather Post Pavilion in front of 10,000 people. I remember thinking, “I do not deserve this, but I will take it.” And that’s how I feel about this: I do not deserve this, but I will take it.
These two dates conclude an incredibly successful run of the one-man-show centered around the comedian’s experiences with love and relationships. Birbiglia says he’s performed the show more than 300 times on three continents and in 70 cities. If you haven’t seen the show, you should surely make it a priority to do so. New York City in June is beautiful. Get your Carnegie Hall tickets here. And if you’d like to know more about the show, you can read my review here. Finally, you should read Birbiglia’s full Carnegie Hall announcement here.