Sunday, February 22, 2009


I had no intention of posting anything today. I've got so much on my to-do list, I need a month of Sundays to check off all of them. But before putting on my running shoes, I decided to check my email and found a note from my friend, Mike Birbiglia there. OK, so he's not really my REEEAL friend. He's my all-time favorite comedian. I subscribe to his blog that is called My Secret Public Journal. Birbigs, he lets me call him that because we are like "THIS" (insert index and middle finger crossed), is one of those guys you just can't help but love.

I'm always trying to convert my family and friends to be Birbigs fans too. I'll ask them to watch when he is scheduled for an interview. The funny thing is that he NEVER comes off in an interview as funny as he really is. He even talks in his show about how someone in a blog (not me) called him pudgy and awkward. Now I'm no pot to be calling a kettle pudgy but DANG if he isn't awkward. And that's one of the things I love most about him.

But I digress.......I open the email and he has a clip from his recent visit to the Bonnie Hunt show. OK, he's still a little awkward in the beginning but then he shines in true Birbigs fashion. This is a guy whose CD you can take on a roadtrip with your kids. He is hilarious. I love him. Watch and see. And if you don't like him, don't tell me. It will hurt my feelings because Mike and I, well..............we're like "THIS"!


Beth said...

He does seem so normal. So human.

Anonymous said...

I know Mike too! He is a regual feature on a morning radio
program here. Very funny.

Anonymous said...

First I have to say how much I love the Bonnie Hunt Show.

This guy is soooo funny. Thanks for sharing the video with us.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Anonymous said...

haha! Birbigs takes pictures like I do... squinty eye syndrome!

If I chose a more lucrative profession and wasn't living hand to mouth right now... I would soo take you to see the show!!

Anonymous said...

I like his style but I hadn't heard of him before just now. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I wish I'd honed up on my lip reading skills in my youth because this damn pc of mine has stopped talking to me, no matter how hard I hit it or shake it. Hopefully I'll remember this clip when I finally get sick of living in a pc world of silence and buy a new one that I don't want to toss into the lake every since day I wrestle with making it function in a semi-normal way. By the way, pc stands for "piece (of) crap", but I'm too tight to buy a Mac. *sigh*

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Beth-You should like him. One of his CD's is titled "What I Should Have Said". Now where have I heard that before?.....

Lisa-I would expect nothing less from a Hoosier friend like yourself.

BRG-I love Bonnie too. I don't watch but should probably add her to my too-long tivo list.

SnowWhite-Maybe he's related. You think? You're too sweet. Hang in there. You're a great teacher and it will pay off.

BV-OOOOOOO, did I recruit a convert? LOL

Smart Mouth Broad said...

MLS-That will never do. We need to get you a nice, new notebook. Let's go shopping.

Erin Moore said...

First, who knew there was such a thing as a bonnie hunt show? Wow, I live under a rock.

Second, I laughed. And not just for you, but because it was funny - after about the 4th minute.

Bookworm said...

I've never heard of this guy before, but OMG he is hysterical!!

It did take him awhile to stop looking like a complete idiot, but he eventually warmed up. He had Bonnie in stitches there at the end. I was laughing so hard Dr. Jekyll came out and asked me what was wrong, because I was wiping tears from my eyes.

Great clip! Thanks for sharing. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am just it Birbig..or Birbiglia.
Bonnie pronounced it Birbiglia.
So..??? me out here. Back to read more.
Just didn't want to forget to ask.
Hugs and stuff..
P.S. Your mind..I am in awe. Razor sharp is all I have to say. Lordy!!!
Yep..I painted the bunny..I do stuff like that when I get desperate and don't want to pay for it.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Erin-To be honest, I love Bonnie Hunt and I didn't know she had a show either.
Mama-I'm telling you, he never does well in an interview. He was on the View last week and you would never know he is funny but he really is if you listen to on CD or watch his specials on the comedy channel.

Mona-Yes, it is Mike Birbiglia. I did mention it once when I was talking about the email so I guess I made it confusing by calling him Birbigs but that's what I call him.
Your artistic talent is very impressive btw.

Vodka Mom said...

I adore Bonnie Hunt. And Mike is a crack up.

rachaelgking said...

Pardom my language but OMFG Mike is from my high school! For reals, he was like 6 years ahead of me but it still totally counts. When he came to DC OBVS I went to go see him and I was all, I'm from Shrewsbury too! And he was like, what year? And I said 02! And he made fun of me for being young.


Smart Mouth Broad said...

VM-Me too and I didn't even know she had a show.

LiLu-OMG! You are one of the cool kids now! I could just hear the whole conversation. LOL