Insomnia (1995)

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In The Dark
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank, Larry Block, Zak Block
Real People, 1 hour
Preceded by: Raymond
Followed by: Third World Country (Includes Raymond)

"I grew up in a town called Hopedale, Massachusetts.."

Insomnia is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series In The Dark. It was originally broadcast in 1995.


A man talks about growing up in a mill town called Hopedale, where everyone drinks. He gets arrested drinking in the woods. Turning pain into comedy. Comparing oneself to destitute people. A homeless man who daily stares down traffic begins to de-evolve. Bleeding Jesus art. His mother spends time in a mental institution. Shoplifting for Oral Roberts. Visiting family, sleeping on the couch. Returning and coming down with insomnia. He confronts his father and is cured.

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