Like WOODY ALLEN and LOUIS CK, stand-up comic MIKE BIRBIGLIA has a firm handle on what he thinks is funny and how it should be brought to life on the big screen. Based on his one-man show, SLEEPWALK WITH ME is a new film written and directed by, as well as starring, BIRBIGLIA and tells the amusing and moving story of a struggling comic trying to balance life on the road and a burgeoning love life. Working with producer IRA GLASS (radio’s popular THIS AMERICAN LIFE), BIRBIGLIA was granted a pretty free hand to deliver the film that he envisioned. And, while he certainly exhibits all the signs of being an auteur filmmaker, he admitted during our interview earlier this week that filmmaking is truly a collaborative art.
SLEEPWALK WITH ME is currently in limited release in NYC and opens in Los Angeles Friday