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Live Wire Radio Returns to The Alberta Rose Theatre

The fastest growing entertainment show on public radio is bringing some of the hottest acts and brightest undiscovered talents to Portland for live recordings every Thursday

Presented by Live Wire Radio February 14, 2017

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Another killer season from Live Wire Radio kicks off tonight, Thursday February 16 as host Luke Burbank takes the stage at the Alberta Rose Theatre with an engaging lineup of musicians, entertainers, comedians and thinkers. Author of The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween DanceElna Baker, iTunes chart-topping comedian (and former SNL’er) Brooks Wheelan, and jazz/funk/soul musician Thundercat, with hyped new album Drunk, headline this can’t-miss premier show.

Always recorded in front of a live audience for an intimate, yet anything-can-happen vibe, Live Wire attracts some of the most original thinkers of the day as Burbank (Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me!,Too Beautiful To Live) digs deep to unearth unexpectedly thoughtful interviews and memorable moments.

New bookings are added throughout the season, but shows are already taking shape. Get your calendars out, because here’s the lineup so far and they’re just getting started.

The February 23rd show promises both comedian Aparna Nancherla and funny man Horatio Sanz. Nancherla, who boasts appearances on shows such as Inside Amy Schumer and 2 Dope Queens, also found time in 2016 to release her first full-length comedy album, Just Putting It Out There. She’s known for being weird, original, and offbeat in a way that makes us wonder, wait, how is she not from Portland? Then, of course there’s SNL veteran Horatio Sanz, having added to his rep a roster of TV and film appearances and a podcast (The Hooray Show), but having kept his signature 4th-wall-bending giggle.

On March 9, Burbank is joined by YouTube star and bestselling author Hannah Hart, originally made famous for her web series My Drunk Kitchen. Hart has since used her notoriety to become an author and LGBTQ activist, and has a food and travel series in the works with the Food Network. Author of Where Am I Now: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame, Mara Wilson will join the fun as well to talk about what life is like after playing iconic roles as a child actor in Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Miracle on 34th Street.

Hopping on stage March 16 will be author Ayelet Waldman to discuss, among other things, her new book, A Really Good Day, a chronicle of taking daily microdoses of LSD to combat depression and bipolar disorder.

On April 6, cult-favorite TV writer Dan Harmon joins the show, to talk about Community, Rick and Morty, and whatever else is knocking around in this guy’s skull (whatever it is, we are interested). Rounding out the season with sure-thing laughs on May 25 is Hari Kondabolu, touring for his comedy album Mainstream American Comic, will be on-- rounding out the season with sizzling hot critical commentary, and an ample supply of zingers.

For Tickets, the full Live Wire Schedule and to subscribe to the podcast head to LiveWireRadio.org