The hoodies are reunited, and it feels pretty great! Today we welcome a very special guest to the pod: Comedian, actor, and director Mike Birbiglia is here to discuss his great new special My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. But first, we chat about Chris Lilley’s Ja’mie: Private School Girl, a very funny series brought to us by an often controversial creator. It’s time to set the record straight on why drag ≠ blackface, and how it’s still possible to find Lilley a smart comedic voice even if we disagree with many of his choices.
Then it’s Birbigs time! Mike joins us and we get into it about American states (Washington, Texas, Massachusetts), theme park disasters, French class, and his approach to talking about love and relationships in a stand-up setting. Do check out the special if you have a chance, it is all kinds of funny and relatable.
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