Matt Damon, Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jared Leto and more turned up at the Independent Film Project’s 22nd annual Gotham Awards in downtown New York City last night to honor the best of independent cinema. Girls actor Alexander Karpovsky may have been a presenter at the event, but he was most excited about watching host Mike Birbiglia take the stage. “I’m a huge Mike Birbiglia fan so I’m looking forward to his jokes,” he said on the red carpet.
When we caught up with Birbiglia, he said he prepared for the gig with a little help from his followers. “I wrote some jokes, then I threw a lot of them out and then I got my Twitter followers to write jokes so I don’t have to take credit for mean things.” Birbiglia also revealed that he worked as a coat-check person at the Gotham Awards when he first moved to New York City 12 years ago. “They paid me more then than I’m being paid tonight,” he quipped, while adding he didn’t bring a coat to the event “out of respect.” READ FULL STORY »