Fire in a crowded theater? Mike Birbiglia riffs as cliche becomes reality (sort of).

Here's something you don't see every day, or night. Comedian Mike Birbiglia was performing at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Michigan when stagehands interrupted him to warn that a fire had broken out…in the theater! Birbiglia handles the entire situation quite humorously. But I'm not sure what's funnier about this: 1) The reaction of the theater's staff and audience; 2) The fact that we never really get a good look at, well, fire; or 3) That all of this was caught on film. Roll the clip!

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Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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