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— Mike Birbiglia will bring his “Thank God for Jokes” show to the Newton Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets went on sale June 20.

Award-winning comedian, actor, and filmmaker Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories in his all-new show about jokes, and how they can get you in trouble.

Join Birbiglia as he gets arrested in New Jersey, screamed at by a famous director, heckled by Muppets Statler and Waldorf, and attacked by zombie rodents.

Over the past 12 years Birbiglia has developed a one-of-a-kind storytelling style in the world of standup comedy.

Time Magazine calls him "master of the personal, embarrassing tale." The New York Times describes him as a "supremely enjoyable monologist."

Birbiglia’s recent off-Broadway hit, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and was named a Critics Pick by The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Time Out New York. Following a successful New York run, Mike brought the show to more than 70 cities worldwide, including the Sydney Opera House, London’s Soho Theatre, and Carnegie Hall.

Birbiglia has made more than 40 network television appearances on shows including Letterman, Kimmel, Conan, Craig Ferguson, and Jimmy Fallon. He is a regular contributor to the Peabody Award winning radio show This American Life. Birbiglia has released four albums, and both The Onion and USA Today named My Secret Public Journal Live one of “The Best Comedy Albums of the Decade.”

In 2012, he directed and starred in the feature film adaptation of his one-man show Sleepwalk With Me. The film won an audience award at the Sundance Film Festival, was released in theaters nationwide by IFC Films and was one of the top 3 most critically acclaimed comedies of the year on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently Birbiglia is touring the country with his all-new show, Thank God for Jokes, and planning his follow-up feature film.

Tickets for Mike Birbiglia are $57 for Premium seating, $52 for the Orchestra and $47 for the Balcony.

Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the box office at 973-383-3700.

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring St. in Newton, NJ, was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County’s premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live performing arts center. With it’s rich history and diverse programming The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey’s Skylands region.

More information about The Newton Theatre may be found by calling 973-383-3700 or by visiting its website at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com.

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