Mike Daisey

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.

“A charismatic performer, his shows have the insightful hostility of the best comedy.”
– THE NEW YORKER
 
“If Lenny Bruce was embodied by Zero Mostel and played by Louis Armstrong, the result would closely resemble Mike Daisey.”
– BROADWAY WORLD
 
“Daisey distills vast sources of disparate knowledge, delivered with scathing anger, humor and a sort of gentle wisdom. He’s the History Channel, the best of public radio, and the most entertaining guy at the bar, but much, much better.”
– METRO

Mike Daisey appears in the following:

The Death Ray

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mike Daisey tells the story of the Tesla’s real Dr. Strangelove moment: inventing the ultimate super-weapon, a death ray. But did it work? The government thought it might, and the Cold War got hotter. Daisey also describes the mystery behind all of Tesla's scientific papers going missing ...

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Tesla and Twain

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mike Daisey tells the story of Tesla’s salons, where he played fast and loose with technology. "When he had you there, he'd show you inventions, then make you part of the inventions," Daisey explains. The inventor "cured" Mark Twain of his constipation with an electrical charge ...

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Tesla vs. Edison

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tesla’s biggest innovation was introducing alternating current as the standard for modern electric power, breaking Thomas Edison’s monopoly on DC power. Author and monologist Mike Daisey performs a one-man show about Tesla. In this segment he describes the inventor's obsession with electricity ...

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Visitor from the Future

Friday, August 20, 2010

Kurt's invitation to the people of the future to attend the show is answered by monologist Mike Daisey. He reports that time is a lot more fluid than we think.

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Visitor from the Future

Friday, January 01, 2010

Kurt's invitation to the people of the future to attend the show is answered by monologist Mike Daisey. He reports, time is a lot more fluid than we think - and the TV show "Lost" is even more complicated. 

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Tesla vs. Edison

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tesla’s biggest innovation was introducing alternating current as the standard for modern electric power, breaking Thomas Edison’s monopoly on DC power. Mike Daisey is an author and monologuist who performs a one-man show about Tesla, and he tells us how AC/DC isn’t just a band.

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Tesla and Twain

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tesla was a flamboyant character who held salons where he played fast and loose with technology. Mike Daisey tells the story of Tesla, Mark Twain, and an X-ray gun.

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The Death Ray

Friday, November 28, 2008

Mike Daisey completes his life story of Tesla with this tale about the scientist’s real Dr. Strangelove moment: inventing the ultimate superweapon. But did it work? The government thought it might, and the Cold War got hotter.

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Daisey Does MacDowell

Friday, August 22, 2008

Just over a century ago in New Hampshire, Edward and Marian MacDowell opened the doors of America’s first official artists colony. Aaron Copland wrote "Billy the Kid" there. Willa Cather worked on Death Comes for the Archbishop. And Mike Daisey went to work on a monologue. He spent ...

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Tesla and Twain

Friday, January 25, 2008

Tesla was a flamboyant character who held salons where he played fast and loose with technology. Mike Daisey tells the story of Tesla, Mark Twain, and an X-ray gun.

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The Death Ray

Friday, January 25, 2008

Mike Daisey completes his life story of Tesla with this tale about the scientist’s real Dr. Strangelove moment: inventing the ultimate superweapon. But did it work? The government thought it might, and the Cold War got hotter.

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Tesla vs. Edison

Friday, January 25, 2008

Tesla’s biggest innovation was introducing alternating current as the standard for modern electric power, breaking Thomas Edison’s monopoly on DC power. Mike Daisey is an author and monologuist who performs a one-man show about Tesla, and he tells us how AC/DC isn’t just a band.

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Daisey Does MacDowell

Friday, December 14, 2007

A hundred years ago in New Hampshire, Edward and Marian MacDowell opened the doors of America’s first official artists colony. Aaron Copland wrote "Billy the Kid" there. Willa Cather worked on Death Comes for the Archbishop. And earlier this year, Mike Daisey went to work on a ...

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