Mike Birbiglia - Fat Tuesdays

  • Season 12, Ep 10
  • 02/07/2008
  • Views: 25,394

Fat Tuesdays is not a comedy club. (2:03)

SO, I WAS GONNA TELL YOUABOUT MY FIRST TIME-- AH--

- BUT-- I-- I CAN'T REMEMBER IT.- [LAUGHTER]

AH, BECAUSE MY FIRST TIME,IT WAS KIND OF LIKE

UNDERGOING ANESTHESIA.

WHERE I JUST KIND OFCAME OFF STAGE AND I WAS LIKE,

"HOW'D IT GO?" YOU KNOW?

AND THEY'RE, LIKE,"YOU'RE GONNA BE OKAY."

AND THEN MY LIPS WERE FROZENFOR A FEW HOURS.

I- A LOT OF OBSTACLES FOR MEBECOMING A COMEDIAN.

ONE IS THAT I WASN'TLIKE THE CLASS CLOWNIN SCHOOL GROWING UP.

CLASS CLOWN WASALWAYS THE MEAN GUYWHO WALKS FROM ROOMS

WHO'S LIKE, "YOU'RE FAT.YOU'RE GAY. I'M OUT OF HERE,"

- YOU KNOW?- [LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

SO MY FIRST TIME WAS IN,LIKE THIS COMPETITION.

IT WAS LIKE A CONTEST AND LIKEI SAID, I DON'T REMEMBER IT.

BUT THERE WAS A PERSONAT THE EVENT THAT ASKED ME

IF I WOULD PERFORM 30 MINUTESOF COMEDY AT A PLACE-- YEAH--

CALLED FAT TUESDAYS.WHICH WAS LIKEA BAR IN VIRGINIA.

AND HE SAID, "IF YOUDO 30 MINUTES OF COMEDY,THEY'LL GIVE YOU $50."

AND I WAS THINKING TO MYSELF.

LIKE, I ONLY HAVE LIKE11 MINUTES OF COMEDY.

- AND THEN I WAS LIKE, YEAH.- [LAUGHTER]

FAT TUESDAYSIS NOT A COMEDY CLUB.IT WAS LIKE A--

YOU KNOW, ONE NIGHTA WEEK THEY'D HAVE

COMEDY NIGHT OR WHATEVER.BUT THE THING IS, IS THAT LIKE

THERE'S NO QUALIFICATIONSFOR BECOMING A COMEDY CLUB.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS HAVEPHOTOS OF COMEDIANS ON THE WALL.

AND THEY DON'T EVENHAVE TO BE COMEDIANS.

THEY COULD JUST BE LIKE8 BY 10s OF LIKE YOUR FRIENDS.

SO I SHOWED UP.BUT I WAS SO IMPRESSED.I WAS LIKE, WOW,

ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ON THE WALLMUST BE INGENIOUSES, YOU KNOW.

I WAS LIKE, IS THAT GUY REALLYTHE ONE MAN TORNADO OF COMEDY?

[LAUGHTER]

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