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Mike birbiglia says ‘yes’ to laughs in ‘don’t think twice’ noodles and company iupui The stand-up comedian drew from his improv background for his second directorial effort. Mike Birbiglia says ‘yes’ to laughs in ‘Don’t Think Twice’ The stand-up comedian drew from his improv background for his second directorial effort. Noodles and company yorktown Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/29RNLOT When a member from a popular New York City improv troupe lands a role in a television show, the others are left wondering about themselves.

Noodles and company delivery Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia star. Clockwise, from bottom left: Kate Micucci, Mike Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Gethard, Tami Sagher


and Gillian Jacobs co-star as a struggling improv troupe in ‘Don’t Think Twice.’ (Photo: Jon Pack) Like most comedians starting out, Mike Birbiglia endured his share of crummy, cramped apartments.

“When you’re broke, everything is low to the ground,” says Birbiglia, 38, recalling a dingy Queens room that he called home in his mid-20s. Noodles and copany “You roll off your air mattress, grab your pants off the floor, cook noodles on a hot plate. Noodles and company timings One falls out of your mouth and you’re like, ‘It’s not too far (to pick up)!’ The only way you can get lower is if you die.” Such drolly funny anecdotes have long-informed Birbiglia’s work, from his one-man show Thank God for Jokes (which played off-Broadway earlier this year) to his breakthrough 2012 film Sleepwalk With Me (based on his stand-up show and 2010 book of the same name). Noodles corporate Now, he’s funneled even more personal stories into his second movie, Don’t Think Twice (opens Friday in New York, July 29 in Los Angeles and Chicago; rolls out nationwide through August), loosely inspired by his experiences coming up as an improv comedian.

Written and directed by and co-starring Birbiglia, the dramatic comedy follows a tight-knit New York improv troupe called The Commune, whose members are seemingly content to scrape by in humdrum day jobs as long as they can perform every night. Noodles and company delivery But the pals are hit with a double whammy when they lose the lease on their theater and their expert impressionist Jack ( Key and Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key) lands a coveted spot on sketch comedy series Weekend Live (drawn heavily from NBC’s Saturday Night Live). Noodles and company kenosha With his departure, the rest are left to re-evaluate their own careers and potentially hang up improv for good. After directing Sleepwalk, Birbiglia wanted to return to his improv roots.

Noodles and company price list “I realized how many things I learned about directing from improv,” he says. Noodles and company wheaton Namely, a “yes” mentality and willingness to play off other actors — skills he honed as a screenwriting major at Georgetown University, where he performed in a student troupe, and after college with his own group, Littleman.

Birbiglia spent just over a year fine-tuning Twice’s script with Sleepwalk co-writer Ira Glass (NPR’s This American Life), before casting a mix of friends and fellow comics (including Gillian Jacobs, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci and Tami Sagher). As a member of Chicago’s Second City before he was plucked up by MADtv, Key particularly connected with his character’s struggle to follow personal ambitions, but also be there for his friends.

Noodles and company gift card In improv, “you want to do the most selfless, sharing work that you can possibly do, but you also want to get a job,” says Key, 45. Noodles and company orem Birbiglia nails “that sense of everybody really wanting to be there for each other, but at the same time, there’s a specter of perceived success looming.” Site: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2016/07/19/dont-think-twice-mike-birbiglia-keegan-michael-key/87146432/