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Mike Birbiglia’s The New One to Debut on Netflix Next Month

Mike Birbiglia in The New One. Photo: Joan Marcus

Last year, comedian Mike Birbiglia debuted his new Off Broadway show The New One at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York, and soon after it headed to Broadway at the Cort Theatre. Now the show is making a third stop: straight into your home via Netflix.

The streaming network announced today that Birbiglia’s The New One will head to Netflix as his latest comedy special next month. In case you didn’t get the chance to see the show live, it features the comedian blending “observational and confessional comedy as he struggles with the existential question of whether he wants to bring a child into the world.” Birbiglia’s last Netflix special, Thank God for Jokes, debuted back in 2017.

The New One will make its Netflix debut just in time before the Thanksgiving rush on Tuesday, November 26. Prior to that, Birbiglia will perform the show live at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from October 23 through November 24, so if you’re on the West Coast and hoping for some spoilers, you’re in luck.

Check out Birbiglia’s announcement video below:

Mike Birbiglia’s The New One to Debut on Netflix Next Month