Mike Daisey Presents Mysteries of the Unexplained: Facebook!
Mike Daisey Presents: MYSTERIES OF THE UNEXPLAINED: Facebook!
Mike Daisey returns to Joe’s Pub with a one-night celebration of status updates, What Kind Of Toast Are You? Quizzes, and the perfect collision of web synergy that has allowed your darkest enemy from the 3rd grade to find you and become your “friend.” In one spectacular hour we’ll explore Facebook from the ridiculous to the sublime: a social phenomena that may be the most perfect time sink since the creation of the web itself.
MYSTERIES OF THE UNEXPLAINED is a new series from Mike Daisey that presents one-night only performances that explore trivial elements of our modern world, in the belief that the things we honestly think about most of the time deserve time in the spotlight.
"Ambitious, persuasive and provocative—Mr. Daisey is as much a performer as a raconteur. Funny, shrewd and continually absorbing."
NEW YORK TIMES
"A charismatic performer, his shows have the insightful hostility of the best comedy."
THE NEW YORKER
"Daisey's skill is that he is able to talk about the historical and make it human, the personal and make it universal, so that the listener is both informed and transformed."
MIKE DAISEY has been called “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by the New York Times for his groundbreaking monologues which weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell hilarious and heartbreaking stories that cut to the bone, exposing secret histories and unexpected connections. His monologues, fourteen and counting, include the controversial How Theater Failed America, the six-hour epic Great Men of Genius, the unrepeatable series All Stories Are Fiction, and the international sensation 21 Dog Years. Over the past decade he has performed his unique extemporaneous monologues at venues across America and around the world. He’s been a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, a contributor to WIRED, Slate and Salon, a web contributor to Vanity Fair and Radar Magazine, and his work has been frequently heard on the BBC and NPR. A feature film of his monologue If You See Something Say Something will be released this year, and he stars in the Lawrence Krauser film Horrible Child. His first book, 21 Dog Years: A Cubedweller’s Tale, was published by the Free Press and he is working on a second book, Great Men of Genius, adapted from his monologues about genius and megalomania in the lives of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla, and L. Ron Hubbard. He has been the recipient of the Bay Area Critics Circle Award, three Seattle Times Footlight Awards, and a MacDowell Fellowship. He lives in New York City with his director and collaborator, Jean-Michele Gregory.
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