David Sedaris, David Rakoff, Tig Notaro, Glynn Washington, Terry Gross, Mike Birbiglia, Ryan Knighton, dance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company, music by OK Go (who created an app so the audience could play along with the band).
A video put together by David Rakoff and Dave Hill for our Spring 2009 event, "This American Life -- Live!"
Dan Savage, David Rakoff, and Mike Birbiglia. Plus: Joss Whedon sings!
When the Academy of Arts and Letters gave Ira a medal for spoken language, he gave this speech.
When an aspiring stand-up fails to express his true feelings, his anxiety comes out in increasingly funny and dangerous sleepwalking incidents.