Mike Birbiglia Is Directing His Second Movie. Yes, and It’s About the Backstabbing World of Improv.

Mike Birbiglia. Photo: Jim Spellman/WireImages

Mike Birbiglia has begun production on his second feature film, Don’t Think Twice. Starring Birbiglia alongside Key & Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key and Community’s Gillian Jacobs, as well as Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, and Chris Gethard, the movie bills itself as a dramedy about an improv group that begins to fall apart when a few of the members make it onto the biggest TV sketch show. After co-writing Birbiglia’s feature film debut, Sleepwalk With Me, “This American Life” host Ira Glass is back this time around, acting as producer to Birbiglia’s writer/director. According to the logline, “It’s about the bitterness and backstabbing that occur between friends when they realize that maybe not everyone’s gonna make it after all.” The film will essentially be torture for the people who used to be on improv teams with members of the cast. 

Mike Birbiglia Is Directing a Movie About Improv