Magic City Books proudly welcomed Mike Birbiglia and J. Hope Stein for a virtual author event in celebration of their new book, THE NEW ONE on July 25, 2020.
Mike and Jen were joined in conversation by Tulsan, Adam Bush, the winner of “The Birbigs Understudy” contest, where Adam was the “understudy” for Mike Birbiglia’s one man show, also titled “The New One”.
Mike and Jen read sections of THE NEW ONE, answered questions from the virtual audience and talked about pizza.
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director, actor and New York Times bestselling author who has performed in front of audiences worldwide. His shows, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, were both filmed for Netflix. His most recent show, The New One, ran for ninety-nine shows at the Cort Theatre on Broadway.
In addition to performing live, Mike wrote, directed, and starred in the films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. His first book Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.
As an actor, Mike has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, HBO’s Girls, and Broad City, as well as in films like Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars, and Popstar. He played recurring roles in Orange is the New Black and Billions. He is a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour and was honored in 2017 with the Kurt Vonnegut Award for humor.
J. Hope Stein is a poet, and the author of Little Astronaut. Her work has been published in the New York Times, the New Yorker and Poetry International.