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When comedian Mike Birbiglia gets anxious, he starts sleepwalking. Now, as he stars in a film about his condition, he recalls the dramatic night he turned into the Incredible Hulk…

It's 20 January 2005, and I'm in Walla Walla, Washington – which is a place. I'm staying at a hotel called La Quinta Inn. It's 1am and I'm lying in bed. But I'm not going to sleep because I'm an insomniac. I'm sitting up in my bed with my laptop warming my thighs. I'm Googling myself. I'm watching the news. And I'm eating a pizza. At the same time.

And I fall asleep.

I have a dream that there is a guided missile headed towards my room and there are all these military personnel in the room.

I jump out of bed and say: "What's the plan?"

And the general in charge turns to me and says: "The missile co-ordinates are set specifically on you. »

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