Award Winner Mike Birbiglia Joins "Orange is The New Black" As Recurring
15 Aug 2014
According to The Wire, award-winning comedian and actor Mike Birbiglia will join the cast of Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" as a recurring role, along with other new cast members Mary Steenburgen and Blair Brown.
Birbiglia is best known as a standup comedian, and won a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show for his acclaimed My Girlfriend's Boyfriend.
In 2012 he directed and starred in a film of his acclaimed one man show, "Sleepwalk With Me." Birbiglia will bring his new show Thank God For Jokes to BAM Sept. 5.
His role on "Orange Is The New Black" comes on the heel of new screen roles in "Girls" and the film "The Fault In Our Stars."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.