Mike Birbiglia
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Movie awards season is right around the corner, and that means news of who will host the many awards ceremonies will start trickling in. The Independent Filmmaker Project announced Wednesday that comedian and actor Mike Birbiglia is set to host this year’s Gotham Independent Film Awards.

The ceremony is presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project and will be held on Monday, Nov. 26 in New York City to honor independent films released in the past year.

“I couldn’t be more excited about hosting the Gotham awards,” Birbiglia said in a statement. “I’ve only attended once before; that was as a coat check guy (and I’m not kidding), where I worked with my sister Gina. I don’t mean to brag, but I must have done a pretty damn good job hanging up coats to be asked back to host the thing.”

The engagement follows the release of Sleepwalk With Me, Birbiglia’s own foray into independent filmmaking. His directorial debut hit theaters for a limited release last month. Birbiglia has also acted in such films as Your Sister’s Sister, Cedar Rapids and Going the Distance.

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