Mike Birbiglia (born June 20, 1978) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and director. Birbiglia was born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, the son of Mary Jean (nee McKenzie) and Vincent Paul Birbiglia. He is of part Italian descent. Birbiglia attended St. John's High School, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts for one year, and graduated from St. Mark's School, Southborough, Massachusetts in 1996 and subsequently graduated from Georgetown University in 2000. During college Birbiglia performed as a member of the Georgetown Players Improv Troupe. Birbiglia has starred in three Comedy Central specials and has released three albums with Comedy Central Records: Two Drink Mike (2006), My Secret Public Journal Live (2007), and Sleepwalk With Me Live (2011).