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Live Wire with Luke Burbank

Soreng Theater

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Tickets starting at: $34.00

Live Wire Radio is a live-recorded radio show and non-profit based in Portland, Oregon. Hosted by Luke Burbank and announced by Elena Passarello, the variety show artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music, and original comedy featuring all kinds of cultural talent and creative minds, from emerging artists to established acts.

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Aparna Nancherla
Aparna is an established comedian, actor, and writer who performs all over the place. Her book of personal essays, Unreliable Narrator, will be out on September 19, 2023 from Viking Press. Aparna’s had half-hour comedy specials on both Netflix and Comedy Central, as well as making multiple appearances on late night. She can currently be seen on The Drop, Lopez Vs. Lopez, Search Party, and Space Force, among myriad other guest appearances. Aparna’s voice can be heard in many animated series including The Great North, Bob’s Burgers, and Bojack Horseman. She was a series regular on Comedy Central’s Corporate and she made her feature debut in the Paul Feig movie, A Simple Favor. Aparna’s also written for Mythic Quest, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell. Most importantly, she is available for couch sitting.

Purchase Aparna’s book from local Eugene bookseller Tsunami Books HERE!

Why You’ll Love It:

They’re back and we’re here for it! Luke Burbank and Elena Passarello never fail to impress audiences with their stellar guests, riveting topics, and iconic music performances. If you haven’t caught a live recording before, this is your chance for a night of pure entertainment! And if you’ve had the chance to witness Live Wire Radio in action, you know this is a night you don’t want to miss!

Anis Mojgani
Anis Mojgani is the 10th Poet Laureate of Oregon. A two-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam and winner of the international World Cup Poetry Slam, his work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of the NY Times. The author of six books of poetry, an opera libretto, and a forthcoming children’s picture book, his latest is titled The Tigers, They Let Me. Originally from New Orleans, Anis lives in Portland Oregon where he serves on the board of the organization, Literary Arts, and can be found making art in his studio and occasionally reading poems from out its window at sunset to others.

Avery Trufelman
Avery Trufelman is the host and creator of Articles Of Interest, a podcast about fashion for people who think they don’t care about fashion. Previously she hosted the podcast for The Cut from New York Magazine, and was a longtime staff producer on 99% Invisible.

Olive Klug
A key player in the new wave of contemporary folk singers, Olive Klug makes earnest, queer acoustic folk music with the central goal of allowing listeners to tap into their feelings. Self-styled after genre icons like Joni Mitchell and Brandi Carlile, Olive is known for their beautiful tone and vividly honest storytelling. Their sound is reminiscent of the Golden Age of American Folk Music, but with a uniquely modern lyrical sensibility.