Friday, October 06, 2006

The Providence Journal | An electric event at RISD:

Don’t call Mike Daisey an actor. He’s a monologist.

“It’s a great title that means almost nothing to everyone,” he says.

Daisey speaks alone. He speaks the truth. And he’s speaking Saturday night in RISD Auditorium, the opening performer in the five-week FirstWorksProv Festival.

Think of Spalding Gray combined with John Goodman. Highbrow meets lowbrow.

“My work is funny, and it tends to be brainy,” Daisey says. “Our culture doesn’t think of these things happening simultaneously. We have a hard time with smart comedy.”

When’s the last time you laughed about electrical standards?

12:05 PM