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Live Wire with Barney Frank, Ian Karmel, Aparna Nancherla, and More!

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

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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:

Barney Frank
After serving as a legislator for over 30 years and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank was still well-liked when he retired in 2013—he was rated the smartest, funniest and most eloquent member of Congress by Washingtonianmagazine. In 1987, Frank was the first representative of the house of representatives to come out as gay.

Ian Karmel
Before he was appearing on Conan and writing for Chelsea Lately and the new James-Corden-headed Late Late Show, standup comic Ian Karmel told a great, heartwarming story on a little show called Live Wire Radio. We like to think we’re totally responsible for his success.

Aparna Nancherla
A standup comic with a decidedly absurdist point-of-view, Aparna Nancherla has appeared on Conan, @Midnight and as a semi-regular commentator on the totally great but totally-canceled-before-its-time Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

Joe Pug
After touring relentlessly for four years, singer/songwriter Joe Pug finally took a breather, and it paid off in spades. His latest release, Windfall has been deemed his best yet by critics who have called him, strangely, a “more urgent, imploring and non-whiny Bob Dylan.” They’re right. Bob Dylan IS whiney.

Goapele means “to move forward” in Setswana, and she has been doing that since her debut in 2001 as an American singer/songwriter, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, and Soul Train and in magazines like Rolling Stone and Billboard. Her latest release is Strong as Glass.

More to be announced!

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, March 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