I’m a relatively new fan of Mike Birbiglia, but I’ve gotten really into his comedy lately. My girlfriend and I probably end up listening to Two Drink Mike at least once a week in the car and quote it and use parts of it in at least half of the conversations that we have. It’s more than likely a little beyond ridiculous at this point. So we were both excited when we found out that we would be able to go see his new show, Sleepwalk With Me, to celebrate our anniversary.
Tickets were a bit on the expensive side, especially considering he’s the only one on stage and it’s basically just him doing stand-up for an hour and a half, but it was worth it and since our seats were right in the front row, I can’t complain too much.
The show is essentially one long story about his experiences with Rapid eye movement disorder which causes him to sleepwalk a lot and get into all kinds of crazy situations. That said, he spends much more time going off on tangents throughout the show than actually talking about the specific incidences he has had sleepwalking. This isn’t really a bad thing though.
For anyone that is a fan of his other comedy work, you’ll probably recognize a few jokes that he reuses. This doesn’t really take away from the show at all. Even the jokes you’ve heard already are as hilarious as the ones you hear for the first time. Though, I think one of the most entertaining parts of the show is how awkward his mannerisms are. He calls himself out on Two Drink Mike for making most situations awkward and after you see him on stage and in person, you’ll completely understand.
Here’s a clip of him doing a short segment from the show on his recent appearance on Conan…
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