Monday, December 17, 2007

Mike Daisey @ the Brooklyn Public Library « Thischris:

Daisey, as usual, was hilarious and thought-provoking. In his performance, he relates his experience as a youth living in, as he put it, “a fucking desolate wasteland” in northern Maine and attending a school that was Catholic in all but name. His story about the time his school decided to put the annual Christmas Pageant into the hands of the students is both laugh-out-loud funny and also insightful.

He also talks about the first time he took his wife to his parent’s house for Christmas and the ensuing weirdness that everyone experiences when they see their family through somebody else’s eyes.

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