Mike Birbiglia’s “Medium Man On Campus” tour

Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been performing to packed college auditoriums this spring. Which made his return to Georgetown University, his alma mater, all the more triumphant. Or not. "It was one of the smaller shows, actually," Birbiglia told me. "I don’t want to downgrade their experience like they didn’t have a great time, because I had a great time. It’s just, what’s the phrase? You can never go home again." No wonder his Comedy Central tour got called "Medium Man On Campus." Birbiglia laughed. "The Medium Man returns to his own school and is met with a lukewarm reception! I think I’m going to write about it in my secret public journal." The 27-year-old Shrewsbury, Mass., native turned his journal entries into a CD, and now an online series for Comedy Central, which also put out his latest CD/DVD, "Two-Drink Mike," in February. Birbiglia won a comedy contest at Georgetown when he was a sophomore. "But I was never the class clown in school," he said. "The class clown was always a jerk who walked into the room and said, ‘You’re fat! You’re gay! I’m outta here!’ I was always a little fat and a little gay, so I never got along with that guy." That said, he noticed a lot of childhood friends in the audience the last time he performed in Boston. Birbiglia has other talents, too....

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