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La Jolla Playhouse presents Mike Birbiglia: The New One written and performed by Mike Birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia: The New One

January 9 - 14, 2018

Written and Performed by Mike Birbiglia

Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times called Mike Birbiglia’s recent show Thank God for Jokes “the best night I’ve spent in a theatre in a very long time.” In The New One the award-winning comedian approaches an entirely new subject in a new way with the same heart and humor we’ve come to expect. Do not miss the new one. It may be the best one.

From La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley:
“Mike Birbiglia has created yet another intensely funny one-man show in his wonderfully idiosyncratic style. One of the nation’s preeminent solo artists, Birbiglia’s brand of storytelling is humorous, endearing and eminently relatable, and we’re delighted to host his latest work here at the Playhouse.”

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Show recommended for audience members 16 and up.
Contains adult language and content.

Children ages 6 and under are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted. Unaccompanied minors ages 12 and under are not permitted in the theatre.


Production Coordinator: Kamra Jacobs
Production Carpenter: Gabe Serbian
Master Electrician: Kristyn Kennedy
Wardrobe Supervisor: Jeri Nicolas
Audio Engineer: Jordana Abrenica

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Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

The Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre is the third and newest of La Jolla Playhouse's theatres, the 6,500-square-foot Potiker theatre is the centerpiece of the first permanent year-round home for the Playhouse — the $17 million Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center.

"A box within a box, within a box," the theatre is a glass-enclosed black cube that gives the Playhouse performance options; the seating and the stage can be placed wherever the director wishes, enhancing the performer-audience relationship. The performance area – complete with removable seats to allow for as few as two audience members and as many as 450 – has a mostly-removable performance floor with trap doors that lead down to a labyrinth of facilities and backstage areas for casts and crews, including a sound and recording studio which allows live music to be channeled into the theatre. Above the audience's heads sits a wire tension grid; there is also a balcony along the theatre's outer wall for extra seating or performance space.

The Potiker Theatre is a flexible space; therefore seating configurations change for each show.

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Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted.

Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday

Friday, January 12, starts at 6:00 pm

Theatergoers are invited to attend Foodie Friday, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes access to some of San Diego’s finest food trucks!

Sonic Saturday

Sonic Saturdays

Sonic Saturdays

Saturday, January 13, starts at 6:00 pm

Enjoy live music before the show.

Mike Birbiglia is a comedian and storyteller who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. His most recent shows, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, were both filmed for Netflix. Mike has released four albums for Comedy Central Records, including My Secret Public Journal Live, which was named one of the “Best Comedy Albums of the Decade” by The Onion AV Club. In addition to performing live, Birbiglia is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed, and starred in the acclaimed films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. His book, Sleepwalk With Me and Other Painfully True Stories, was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Thurber Prize For American Humor. As an actor, Birbiglia has appeared on Orange is the New Black, Inside Amy Schumer, and Girls as well as in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars, and Popstar. Birbiglia currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife Jen.

A video message from Mike Birbiglia