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Live Wire

Revolution Hall 1300 SE Stark St #110
Event Contact Person: Alley Frey

About this event

Live Wire Radio is Portland’s own nationally syndicated radio variety show. If you haven’t been to a Live Wire show before, here’s what you’re in for: it’s a bold, sometimes unusual, sometimes-dangerous-but-always-delightful mix of music, conversation and comedy. With beer.

Join us at the next live show! Some of our guests will include:

Daniel Handler
The creator of the much-loved Lemony Snicket children’s book series, Handler’s latest book for adults, We Are Pirates, was called “a nightmarish mating experiment between Joseph Heller and Captain Jack Sparrow” by author Neil Gaiman.

David Shields & Caleb Powell
In I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, memoirist and nonfiction expert David Shields has one long and compelling argument with author and father Caleb Powell about life, art and the balance between the two. (Or lack thereof.)

Mary Pilon
Mary is a journalist who has written largely about finance and sports for small town papers like the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Her first book, The Monopolists, tells the tales of greed and scandal you never knew existed beneath the paws of the tiny Scottie dog in our favorite
childhood board game.

Martin Starr
An actor and writer, Martin Starr is best known for his deadpan delivery and his ability to grow a beard on command. You’ve seen him in Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, Drunk History and Silicon Valley.


Lucky Peterson
Like most children, Lucky Peterson had recorded his first single and appeared on Ed Sullivan and The Tonight Show before he was six. He’s now one of the most lauded blues musicians in the country. His latest record is The Son of Bluesman.

ABOUT LIVE WIRE: Live Wire is a radio variety show for the attention span challenged recorded in front of an enthusiastic live audience. Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, This American Life, CBS This Morning), the show airs weekly on OPB, Saturday’s at 9pm, on stations around the
country and even internationally (ok that one Hospital in London). You can find us online and download our podcasts at:

Like a mom pureeing carrots and sneaking it into the meatloaf, we will trick you into learning cool new stuff with a night of comedy, music, and excitement! Join us, won’t you?

DATE: Saturday, February 28th, 2015
TIME: Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
COST: $20 Advance, $25 Day of Show, $35 Preferred Seating
PLACE: Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St #110, Portland, OR 97214