What if you dreamt you were running for your life, chased by an animal or monster---and while you were having that nightmare, you were also running in real life, no longer in conscious control of your body? That's what happened to comedian Mike Birbiglia, who had a number of sleepwalking episodes. He's shared some of those experiences in a one-man show, on the "This American Life" radio program, and now, in the upcoming movie, Sleepwalk with Me. In the mostly autobiographical film, Birbiglia shares the stresses of road life as a novice stand-up comic, working through a difficult relationship -- and how all of that led to his dangerous sleepwalks.
In honor of the movie's release, we've posted an inside look into the radio show we originally aired in 2002, when it was produced in Navy Pier: