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Mike Birbiglia Is Coming to Mesa Arts Center

Notorious sleep-walker, self-professed pizza lover, and New York-based funny man Mike Birbiglia is no stranger to Mesa Arts Center.

The award-winning comic, best known for his embarrassment-fueled monologues, came to the venue two years ago for his show, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend." He returns Friday, May 2, with new jokes and a new tour, dubbed "Thank God for Jokes."

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The comedian, author, frequent This American Life contributor, and star and director of Sleep Walk with Me comes to the stage with tales of Cats-a-chusetts, nut allergies, hosting an awards show for angry stars, and following tough acts like Fozzie Bear.

Birbiglia's May 2 show starts at 8 p.m. inside the Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now, with prices ranging from $30 to $42. Visit mesaartscenter.com or call the box office at 480-644-6500.

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