SLEEPWALK WITH ME's Mike Birbiglia
September 7, 2012 by Mike McNamara
I'm going to tell you a story, and it's true....I always have to tell people that." So says Mike Birbiglia, star, co-director and co-writer of SLEEPWALK WITH ME, currently playing at Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinema in Highland Park. A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. It’s a true story for Mike and he shares it here in his debut feature. Mike talks with our Mike (SCREEN’s Mike McNamara) about what led him to tell this story, his hilarious trials and tribulations as a stand-up comedian and how he managed to bring THIS AMERICAN LIFE’s Ira Glass onto the project... Enjoy!
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