Birbiglia Gets His Chance To "Sleepwalk"

Last year, My Big Fat Greek Wedding celebrated its tenth anniversary. The surprise indie hit, based on a one-woman stage show of the same name, was born out of necessity. Nia Vardalos created a project for herself when her industry supposedly didn't have a place for a Greek comedian/actress. 10 years later after the success of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk with Me was born out of a similar necessity. Birbiglia was certainly not struggling to find work with two Comedy Central specials under his belt, but there wasn't a clear place for him in the comedy world. As much a storyteller as a comedian, he was silly and endearing and so very relate-able. While his stand-up specials and albums were all excellent, I don't believe he showed his full potential until his one-man show/stand-up hybrid Sleepwalk with Me and then adapted the show into
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