Live Wire with Luke Burbank
Oct 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
With Megan-Phelps Roper + Joe Kwaczala + more!

Join Emmy award-winning host Luke Burbank for the taping of Live Wire, the fastest growing entertainment show on public radio. We’ve got a late-night stride, an Oscar Wilde wit, and the charisma of Ferris Bueller grand marshaling a parade. Music, comedy, and conversation, live and packed with surprises.

$20 Advance
$35 Preferred Seating (First 5 rows of Front Center Section - available in advance only)

Click on the LIVE WIRE link below for tickets.

Doors open at 6:30

Guests subject to change.
Live Wire | 7:30 PM
Now in its sixteenth year, Live Wire is committed to bringing friends and artists together to celebrate and capture the intimacy and energy of live theater for radio listeners everywhere. An independently produced non-profit in Portland, OR, the show turns people on to an eclectic cadre of artists, musicians, writers, comedians and cultural observers. With momentum driven by our new host, Luke Burbank at the helm, the show is now the fastest growing entertainment offering on public radio. more >>>
Megan Phelps-Roper has learned to say no to the haters. In 2012, the writer and activist split from the notorious Westboro Baptist Church – the church that was founded by her grandfather, Fred Phelps. She details her decision to take action and overcome divisions in her searing memoir “UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church.” She’s spoken about her departure widely on Twitter (which she credits with allowing her to have conversations with other people that opened her eyes), radio, and in her own TED Talk, which has been viewed over eight million times. She’s a model of what can happen when you start listening to others and start changing your beliefs – from hate to love. more >>>
Joe Kwaczala | 7:30 PM
Comedian Joe Kwaczala will rock your world. Originally from Pittsburgh, he started doing comedy in Chicago and has now made his way over to Los Angeles. Chosen as one of Comedy Central’s “Up Next” Comics to Watch in 2017, his Comedy Central Stand Up Presents half-hour special will air on the channel this year. He’s performed across the country, written for The Onion News Network, Clickhole, and MAD Magazine, and in 2018 released thirty-one sketch comedy videos in one day. A selection of those sketches were compiled into a TV pilot called “Kwaczala,” which won “Best Late Night Series” at Seriesfest 2019. In addition to his comedic work, Kwaczala knows everything about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has a podcast about it called “Who Cares About The Rock Hall?” Well, when it’s the very funny Joe Kwaczala talking about it – we care. more >>>