Sunday, November 10, 2013

Episode 94: Mike Birbiglia

On this episode of WTF, stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia sits down with Marc. Marc and Mike have had a rocky relationship in that past and they get into why that was early on in this conversation. Mike also touches on how what he does involves a lot of failing and dying on stage to see what works and what doesn't.

Mike has a REM behavior disorder that causes a dopamine deficiency that makes him act out his dreams. This has resulted in incidents where he thought his bookshelf was a winner’s podium that led to him climbing on top of it to claim second place in dust-bustering and promptly falling off onto his TiVo. The event that made him get help for this condition was when he jumped out of a hotel window because a missile was locked on to him in his dream. His most recent special is fantastic and one of my favorites in recent memory; it’s called My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and is available for streaming on Netflix. 

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