Mike Birbiglia says a lot more than nothing

Comedy Central officially makes this weekend Mike Birbiglia Weekend, airing a special Comedy Central Presents My First Time (in which Birbiglia, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black and Bonnie McFarlane talk about their earliest forays in stand-up) on Friday night (10:30 p.m. Eastern), followed by the debut at midnight Saturday of Birbiglia’s new hourlong special, What I Should Have Said Was Nothing (based on stories he has told in his 2007 CD, My Secret Public Journal Live). I’ve seen both TV specials already, caught Birbiglia working on new jokes and tags in various venues around New York City, and also talked to him at length. But first, let’s watch a Comedy Central clip. The network has a few of these clips lined up for Friday night. You can watch them all after the jump. UPDATED: With two actual clips from the hourlong special! Also, Ticketmaster (look directly to the right!) has ticket info for his 25-city spring tour. But let’s get to the interview, shall we? I talked to Birbiglia last week during a busy day of scheduled chats for the comedian, because that’s how performers and publicists normally deal with the media — whether it’s a musician, an actor or a comedian — better to get all of the interviews done in one day so the performer can get back to performing (and also, it turns out more often...

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