Performing Arts Houston presents Mike Birbiglia: Please Stop the Ride

(Houston) – Comedian, storyteller, director, and actor Mike Birbiglia makes his Performing Arts Houston debut on April 11, 2024 at the University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall. The frequent contributor to This American Life and The Moth brings his latest tour, Please Stop the Ride. Performing Arts Houston members get priority access and save 15% until 10 am on October 27. Tickets start at $45, at

Birbiglia’s five solo shows Sleepwalk With MeMy Girlfriend’s BoyfriendThank God For Jokes, and The New One enjoyed successful runs on and off Broadway. My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and The New One received the Drama Desk Award as well as the Outer Critics Circle award for outstanding solo performance. Birbiglia is also a filmmaker who wrote, directed, and starred in the films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice.

As an actor, Birbiglia has appeared in the films TrainwreckThe Fault in Our StarsPopstarA Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks, Taylor Swift’s music video for Anti-Hero, as well as TV roles in Orange Is the New Black and Billions. He is the host of the podcast Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out and just finished a sold out 85 performance Broadway run of his new show The Old Man and the Pool at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. 

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Ticket Information
Tickets are on sale to Performing Arts Houston members until 10 am October 27. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased through the Performing Arts Houston website at or by calling our box office at (713) 227-4772. To support the arts, save up to 25%, and access exclusive live arts experiences, become a Performing Arts Houston member at

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Mike Birbiglia: Please Stop the Ride
April 11, 2024
Thursday, 7 pm
University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall
Tickets start at $45
On sale to members only until 10 am October 27

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