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Getting Staffed in Comedy Variety

John and Craig welcome writer and performer Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, A Black Lady Sketch Show) to discuss comedy and variety shows — how they’re written and how to get a job writing them. We also talk about studio diversity programs, why additional training can send the wrong message, and how to speak up in a writers room. Then we answer listener questions on idea ownership, writing police stories, and follow up on digital writer’s rooms. In our bonus segment for pr...
Tags: John, Samantha, Craig, Ashley, Craig Mazin, Mike Birbiglia, Screenwriting, Scriptnotes, Eric Pearson, Ashley Nicole Black, Megana Rao, Instagram Outro, Matthew Chilelli Email, Loveland Foundation, Ashley Nicole Black Full Frontal, Nichelle Nichols NPR

VIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Talks Turning THE NEW ONE Into a Book

Comedian Mike Birbiglia was a guest on Thursday's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert totalkabout turning his Broadway stage show, 'The New One' into a book [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Stephen Colbert, Theatre, Broadway, Mike Birbiglia, TV News Desk

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of June 15 - Mike Birbiglia's THE NEW ONE, and More!

Need something new to listen to, read, or watch Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including Mike Birbiglia's The New One, the Sing Street cast recording, and more [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, Mike Birbiglia, Stephi Wild

Mike Birbiglia Talks About Fatherhood in His New Book

What happens when two people who can’t sleep have a baby who … also doesn’t sleep? Mike Birbiglia found out.
Tags: News, Parenting, Sleep, Sleepwalking, Dreams, Mike, Mike Birbiglia, Birbiglia

Beloved Indie Filmmaker Lynn Shelton Dies at Age 54

Beloved Indie Filmmaker Lynn Shelton Dies at Age 54 It is with great sadness that (via Deadline) must report the untimely passing of filmmaker and indie darling Lynn Shelton at age 54 from a rare blood disorder. She began her career as an editor before transitioning to directing with the low budget indie We Go Way Back, which won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival. She broke out with her 2008 comedy Humpday, starring Mark Duplass...
Tags: Movies, Keira Knightley, Obituary, James Gunn, Seattle, Ava Duvernay, Marvel Studios, Colin Trevorrow, Lynn, Shelton, Marc Maron, Maron, Mark Duplass, Mike Birbiglia, Edie Falco, Movie News

Connecting despite COVID-19: Mike Birbiglia tells jokes to support Comedy Attic workers

Performers continue to share their art during the coronavirus pandemic with online performances on Facebook, YouTube and other websites.          [Author: Indianapolis Star]
Tags: Religion, Indianapolis Star, Facebook YouTube, Mike Birbiglia, COVID

‘Rewriting is a badge of honor’—Mike Birbiglia

When I studied dramatic writing in college my professor John Glavin printed out the screenplay for American Beauty and told me, ‘Notice that it says draft 12.’ I remember thinking, ‘That must be an anomaly.’ But it isn’t. Everything I’ve produced on stage or screen went through 10 or 20 drafts. Believe it or not, […]
Tags: Movies, Filmmaking, Mike Birbiglia, Screenwriting, Scott W. Smith, Screenwriting From Iowa, John Glavin

How Comedians Are Adapting to Entertain Fans While Self-Isolating

On March 11, comedian Jim Gaffigan was in Bogotá, Colombia, in the midst of his worldwide Pale Tourist tour when he received a call from his manager that Argentina was closing its borders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and his upcoming show there was canceled. He had a choice: fly to São Paulo, Brazil, for […]
Tags: Stephen Colbert, Features, Argentina, Trevor Noah, Jim Gaffigan, Sao Paulo Brazil, Bogota Colombia, John Mulaney, Mike Birbiglia, Jeff Dunham

What We’re Up To

John and Craig share their tips for working from home, from writing sprints to taking walks. We also talk about how the recent shutdowns have affected Pay Up Hollywood, support staff, and what we’re doing about it. Finally, we hear from Scriptnotes guests and friends about how they are managing this challenging time. Longtime listeners, buckle up. Links: Huge thanks to all of our special guests for sharing! Follow them here: Emily Zulauf on Twitter, Mike Birbiglia on Instagram, Megana Rao o...
Tags: Hollywood, News, La, John, John August, Charlie Brooker, Craig, Damon Lindelof, Matt Parker, Craig Mazin, Mike Birbiglia, David Wain, Screenwriting, Scriptnotes, Matthew Chilelli, Ryan Dunn

VIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Talks Performing THE NEW ONE in Los Angeles

Mike Birbiglia was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night to talk about his show The New One, which is currently playing in Los Angeles.During the interview, Birbiglia talks about living in Los Angeles for the last month, Jimmy getting him hooked on, meeting Brad Pitt at one of his shows, and Paul Rudd playing him in a movie. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Theatre, Los Angeles, Brad Pitt, Jimmy, Paul Rudd, Mike Birbiglia, Stage Tube, Birbiglia

The New One with Mike Birbiglia

John and Craig welcome back writer/comedian Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend) to discuss his one-man show “The New One.” When writing about yourself, how much has to be true? What responsibilities do you have to friends and loved ones? Then it’s a new round of the Three Page Challenge, where we look at the first three pages in listeners’ scripts. We also address Akiva Schaffer’s concerns on movie screeners and try our first-ever bonus segment after the credits. Link...
Tags: John, Craig, Matthew Walker, Craig Mazin, Mike Birbiglia, Screenwriting, Scriptnotes, Matthew Chilelli, Akiva Schaffer, Three Page Challenge, Josh Feldman, Jon Hamilton, Power of Sleep and Dreams, LA Film School, Instagram Outro, Mike Birbiglia Sleepwalk

This Week In Trailers: Beanpole, Inside the Rain, Goldie, Most Likely to Succeed, Mike Birbiglia: The New One

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we deal with the effects of war, get happy with Mike Birbiglia, work through the expectations of young adulthood, let dance set us f...
Tags: Movies, This Week In Trailers, Broadway, Harley Quinn, Movie Trailers, Cannes, Mike, Fisher, Goldie, Masha, Mike Birbiglia, Iya, Movie Marketing, Seberg, Seth Barrish, Kantemir Balagov

Theater review: ‘The New One’ tells an age-old story, flawlessly

Mike Birbiglia’s solo show “The New One” tells pretty much the kinds of stories one would expect from a new father. Birbiglia had zero affinity for babies. His wife wanted one. In that, he’s akin to half the population. But he also reveals how he’s different from most of us, with his history of diseases, unusual and common, and his means of coping with them. Mike Birbiglia stars in “The New One,” at the Ahmanson Theatre through Nov. 24. (Photo by Joan Marcus) Mike Birbiglia stars in “The N...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Cinderella, Southern California, Joan Marcus, Bourne, Jason Bourne, Ahmanson, Ahmanson Theatre, Mike Birbiglia, Grand Ave Los Angeles, Birbiglia, Seth Barrish, Dany Margolies, San Fernando Valley LA

Netflix Canada November 2019 New Releases & Titles

Here’s a full list of all of the shows and movies coming to Netflix Canada this November 2019: November 1 A Christmas Special: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir American Son (Netflix Television Event) Apache Warrior Atypical, Season 3 (Netflix Original) Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Go Team Roberts, Season 1 Christmas Break-In Christmas with a View Cleo & Cuquin, Season 1 Drive (Netflix Film) Ferdinand Fire in Paradise (Netflix Documentary) Hache (Netflix Original) Hello Ninja (Netflix...
Tags: Japan, Shopping, Chicago, Netflix, Canada, Dolly Parton, Seth Meyers, Orient Express, Maradona, Lorena, Giants of Africa, Mike Birbiglia, Netflix Canada, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Jeff Garlin, Hasan Minhaj

Mike Birbiglia’s One-Man Broadway Show ‘The New One’ is Heading to Netflix

Comedian Mike Birbiglia started performing his one-man show The New One on Broadway last year, and he’s been touring the country with the show for a while now. But if you haven’t been lucky enough to catch his deeply personal and truly unique act, you’ll have a couple more chances to do so. Seeing it on stage might be a little challenging, but soon enough, you’ll be able to see it from the comfort of your couch. Mike Birbiglia: The New One will be coming to Netflix next month, just in time to e...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Netflix, True Story, Mike Birbiglia, Mike Birbiglia: The New One

Mike Birbiglia Sets Third Netflix Stand-Up Special

Mike Birbiglia has set a third stand-up special at Netflix. The comedian is bringing his Broadway show “Mike Birbiglia: The New One” to the streamer, with a special set to launch on Nov. 26, 2019. Filmed at the Cort Theater in Manhattan, the show sees Birbiglia blend observational and confessional comedy as he struggles with […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Mike Birbiglia

Sarah Silverman Reveals Her ‘Bedwetter’ Musical Is Hitting the Stage Soon

Sarah Silverman is headed to the stage. Well, maybe not Silverman herself, but the story of the comedian is, at least. She gave an update on the musical based on her memoir, “The Bedwetter,” during a chat with Mike Birbiglia for the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday night. She revealed that the musical, which was […]
Tags: News, Sarah Silverman, Silverman, Tribeca Film Festival, Mike Birbiglia

Sting, Leguizamo Tuners on Ahmanson’s 2019-20 Slate

Sting’s “The Last Ship,” John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons” and Mike Birbiglia’s one-man show “The New One” are among shows on the Ahmanson’s 2019-20 season, which brings “The Book of Mormon” back to Los Angeles. The Center Theater Group announced six of the seven productions for the 53rd season. “Latin History for Morons,” a […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sting, Ahmanson, Mike Birbiglia, John Leguizamo, Center Theatre Group, Center Theater Group, Sting Leguizamo Tuners

How Mike Birbiglia Lived Out His Recurring Nightmare On A Broadway Stage

“My recurring nightmare was me, onstage, in this 1,100-seat theater, with no people in it. I’ve had it ever since we even talked about doing the show [The New One] on Broadway. Strangely enough, that became a reality in rehearsal, because it’s just the designers and the crew in the audience. There’s eight people in a room that seats 1,100, and so I do the show from start to finish with no laughter. It’s really empowering to live your nightmare.” — New York Times Magazine
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Mike Birbiglia, 11.28.18

Talk: Mike Birbiglia Thinks You Don’t Know How to Tell a Story

The comedian and filmmaker on his Broadway show about not wanting to have a child – and what his daughter will think of it someday.
Tags: News, Parenting, Broadway, Mike Birbiglia, Comedy and Humor, The New One (Play

'The New One' Follows Comedian Mike Birbiglia's Journey To Parenthood

Comedian Mike Birbiglia was staunchly opposed to having a kid. Then he and his wife had one. He talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about his new Broadway show, The New One, about what happened next.
Tags: News, Broadway, Npr, Ari Shapiro, Mike Birbiglia

Cellphone Addicts In The Theater? Here’s One Broadway Star Who Calls Them Out Right From The Stage

Fortunately, Mike Birbiglia doesn’t do it quite the way Patti LuPone does. And he’s playing himself in his one-man Broadway show, The New One, so he can talk to offending audience members directly without breaking character. Here, with audio of recent examples, he explains how and why he does it.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Mike Birbiglia, Patti LuPone, 11.14.18

Mike Birbiglia Sounds Off on Cellphones in His Theater

Four times recently he’s stopped his solo Broadway show to make his feelings known — gently but firmly. Getting too angry can backfire.
Tags: News, Broadway, Theater, Mike, Mike Birbiglia, Birbiglia, The New One (Play

Critic’s Pick: Review: Mike Birbiglia Is a Very Nervous Dad in ‘The New One’

This one-man show, about the anxieties of impending fatherhood, makes a seductive case for seeing a comedian live in the age of Netflix.
Tags: News, Theater, Ny, Mike, Seth, Mike Birbiglia, Birbiglia, Barrish, The New One (Play, Cort Theater (Manhattan