Last night, in front of a capacity crowd, longtime friend of the Comic Strip Live! Mike Birbiglia recorded a live version of his critically-acclaimed off Broadway show “Sleepwalk with Me.”
Also having been run as both a one-hour stand-up special and a Simon & Schuster book, Birbiglia is attempted to take the next big step with the material by having it released as a feature-length film!
To hear a sampling of Mike’s incredible and life-changing battle with sleepwalking, listen to this great interview on NPR’s This American Life.
Last week comedy fans were treated to multiple surprise drop-ins by friends of the Comic Strip Live!
Working on a new “Late Show with David Letterman” set, Mike Birbiglia came by last Monday and “Chappelle’s Show” star Charlie Murphy stopped in 4 times within the last week and a half to work out material.
Our club’s stage is weekly graced by the best in the business. Come by tonight to check out the action for yourself!
About last night…
AMAZING show! Over 170 comedy fans turned out for what was much more than any seemingly ordinary mid-week comedy show! In addition to hilarious sets by Brian Scott McFadden, Ted Alexandro, Colin Kane, Joe Bolster, Al Ducharme and more, one of the evening many highlights was a special appearance by long-time friend of the Comic Strip Live!, the Roast Master General: Jeffrey Ross!
Jeffrey Ross, live on stage at the Comic Strip Live!, July 22nd, 2009
The now L.A.-based comic and Dancing with the Stars veteran was at the club to practice some of his witty zingers for the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers. And oh man…he sure had some gems. Looking forward to watching!
The Comic Strip Live! has long been a second home for it’s alumni and has gained recognition for being a great place to catch an unexpected performer, like Jeff, live and in person. In the last year, the club has had unannounced performances by: Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, George Wallace, Caroline Rhea, Bill Burr, Jim Norton, Tony Rock, Greg Giraldo, Artie Lange, Mike Birbiglia & more. No night of the week gets you better odds of seeing your favorite comedian up close.
To try and guess when your comedy idol will pop in, check out the clubs calendar!