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In theaters August 24, 2012.
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A comedy for anyone who's ever had a dream. And then jumped out a window.
A Film By Mike Birbiglia
DIRECTED BY: Mike Birbiglia
PRODUCED BY: Jacob Jaffke & Ira Glass
WRITTEN BY: Mike Birbiglia & Ira Glass & Seth Barrish & Joe Birbiglia
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alissa Shipp, Brian Bedol, & Ken Lerer
CAST: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane, Cristin Milioti, Alex Karpovsky, David Wain, Marc Maron, John Lutz, Henry Phillips, Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, Jessi Klein, Aya Cash, Emily Meade, Philip Ettinger, Loudon Wainwright III, Marylouise Burke, Ira Glass, Ben Levin, Lucy DeVito, Chike Johnson, Sondra James, Danny Borbon, Amanda Perez, Dr. William Dement, Alan Wilkis, Kevin Barnett
EDITED BY: Geoffrey Richman, A.C.E.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Adam Beckman
MUSIC COMPOSED BY: Andrew Hollander
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Tania Bijlani
CASTING BY: Jennifer Euston, C.S.A.
COSTUME DESIGN BY: Ciera Wells
MUSIC SUPERVISION BY: Anthony Roman & Lilah Wilson
COMPANIES: IFC Films, Bedrocket Entertainment, Official Comedy, WBEZ Chicago's 'This American Life', Secret Public Productions
Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this sincere and hilarious film, based on his off-Broadway show and bestselling book. It's also the first movie co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by "This American Life." The story: when an aspiring stand-up fails to express his true feelings about his girlfriend and his stalled career, his anxiety comes out in increasingly funny and dangerous sleepwalking incidents. SLEEPWALK WITH ME features Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under"), Carol Kane ("Taxi"), James Rebhorn ("Meet the Parents"), Cristin Milioti (star of Broadway's "Once"), plus comedians Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Jesse Klein, Henry Phillips and David Wain.
"One of the best films ever made on the subject of stand-up comedy."
- Jacob S. Hall, Movies.com
"A funny and insightful movie. I could have watched it for ten hours."
- Judd Apatow
"Not just the funniest movie that I saw at Sundance, but the funniest movie that I've seen in the last year."
- Mike Ryan, Moviefone
FESTIVALS & AWARDS:
2012 Sundance Film Festival: WINNER - Best of NEXT Audience Award
2012 Nantucket Film Festival: WINNER - Best Writer & Director: Mike Birbiglia
2012 SXSW Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 BAM Cinemafest: Opening Night Selection
2012 Independent Film Festival Boston: Opening Night Selection
2012 Just for Laughs Film Festival: Official Selection
2012 Seattle International Film Festival: Official Selection
Mike Birbiglia's second self-produced animated short features the track, "Porno for Parents," from his Comedy Central Records release, "My Secret Public Journal Live." Animated by Niraj Shah and Chris Brown, and produced by Joe Birbiglia.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has appeared on Late Night With David Letterman, The Late Show With Conan O'Brien, The View, and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
In 2008, Mike Birbiglia teamed up with producer Nathan Lane to present "Sleepwalk With Me," a painfully funny one-person show about first love, denial, and how the sleepwalking disorder that nearly killed him might have saved his life. The New York Times called the show "Simply perfect," and it was twice extended, earning Mike nominations for both a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Circle Critics Award for "Best Solo Performance."
The Boston Globe has described Mike's stories this way: "As honest as any Richard Pryor confession and as engaging and inclusive as an old Bill Cosby record."
Mike is a popular contributor to shows as diverse as "The Bob & Tom Show" and "This American Life."
In 2009 Mike will headline his own Comedy Central tour, called the "I'm in The Future Also" Tour. He'll perform standup in more than 30 cities and universities across the country. Tickets and more information about all of these comedy shows is available at www.birbigs.com/tourdates.
Mike Birbiglia is also hard at work on his next comedy album and next one-hour special, and is currently working on a screenplay adaptation of "Sleepwalk With Me," as well as a collection of short stories to be published by Simon & Schuster.
Mike Birbiglia is a very busy guy.