Mike Birbiglia's comedy kind of sneaks up on you. He presents himself as this overly amazed man-child, but it's all an act. Out of nowhere comes a great insight and a hilarious turn of phrase. Being in a theater suits his style. He seems more relaxed, and it's a treat to hear him tell long, complicated stories, some of which are not funny at all -- on purpose. Sleepwalk With Me began last October as a limited engagement at the Bleecker Street Theater, but it's been extended several times -- the latest puts Birbiglia there until June. Here's the website. And if you're a sleepwalker, or if you know a sleepwalker, be ready to tell your story to the camera as part of the Sleepwalkers Video Project.
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