Photo credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Mike Birbiglia is a sleepwalker. He also happens to be an outstanding comedian, writer, actor and now, director. Last night, I attended the world premiere of Birbiglia's debut feature film Sleepwalk With Me and I am happy to report that it did not disappoint. The film is candid, heartbreaking and, most importantly, extremely funny throughout. Birbiglia teamed up with This American Life host Ira Glass to adapt this autobiographical, one-man show into a beautifully realized film with Glass as co-writer and co-producer. The best part of the movie?: they let Mike be Mike. If you know anything about his previous work, you'll know that that means you're in good hands.
Also in attendance at both the premiere and after-party at Bing Bar was the always fabulous Carol Kane, the film's co-director Seth Barrish and actress Cristin Milioti.