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Posts Tagged ‘Mike Birbiglia’

Ira Glass, Movie Producer

A few years ago, NPR’s This American Life highlighted comedian Mike Birbiglia’s struggles with sleepwalking. This summer, that report has morphed into the semi-autobiographical feature comedy Sleepwalk with Me, produced and co-written by show host Ira Glass. The film opened in New York last week and expands tomorrow to LA’s Nuart Theatre and several other cities.

As Glass and his star tell LA Times reporter Amy Kaufman, there was a key difference between the radio and film production processes. The decibel level:

“We turned a corner where you felt comfortable shouting at me,” Birbiglia said. “And vice versa,” Glass added with a smile.

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The Moth Returns to KCRW

Even if you don’t know The Moth, you probably know The Moth. You know, the live story telling group…This American Life uses a lot of their stuff…Does the name Mike Birbiglia ring a bell?

Alright, even if you don’t know The Moth you have the chance to get to know it soon. For the next five Sundays KCRW will be broadcasting an hour of Moth stories culled from various live events across the country. Author Jonathan Ames and comic Colin Quinn are among the storytellers–along with the aforementioned Birbiglia. Some worthwhile radio on your way to the farmers market.

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