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Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out Feat. Jo Firestone [Podcast]


Comedians working together is a beautiful thing.

Comedian Mike Birbiglia welcomes a different comedian or creator each week and together they work out original, untested material. And, occasionally, uncomfortable topics. Join them as they work it out.

Mike Birbiglia: A comedian, storyteller, director and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Broadway. 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 99 shows at the Cort Theatre.

In addition to performing live, Mike is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed and starred in the films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. Mike’s 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, Mike has appeared on “Inside Amy Schumer,” HBO’s “Girls” and “Broad City,” as well as in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars and Popstar. He plays the role of Danny Pearson on “Orange Is the New Black” and Oscar Langstraat on Showtime’s “Billions.” He is a contributor to “This American Life” on public radio. In 2017, Mike was honored with the Kurt Vonnegut Award for humor. 

This week’s episode, Jo Firestone joins Mike for her second appearance on Working it Out. In addition to just being named the head writer of the newest late night show on network TV, Jo just published a comedic murder Mystery called “Murder on Sex Island” and proclaims she is *nothing* like the book’s protagonist even though the similarities are striking. Jo also explains why there’s so much dust in her purse, and posits that the scariest part of haunted houses aren’t actually the jump scares, but rather the promise of nudity.

Jo Firestone: Jo Firestone is a comedian and writer best known for her work on Ziwe (Showtime), Joe Pera Talks With You (Adult Swim), and Good Timing (Peacock). Select acting credits include Shrill, Teenage Euthanasia, and What We Do In The Shadows.

She co-hosts the long-running podcast, Dr. Gameshow, with Manolo Moreno on the Maximum Fun network. Her steamy murder mystery novel, Murder on Sex Island, is now available wherever books are sold.

The audiobook, narrated by Jo, can be heard wherever you listen to podcasts. Her newest card game, FRUITS (co-created with Josh Knapp), is a great time for 2-5 players. She loves a project.

Checkout more episodes of Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out featuring Tom Papa, Liz Kingsman, Jim Gaffigan, and many more HERE