Live Wire with Luke Burbank

Live Wire with Luke Burbank

Live Wire is a radio variety show hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, TBTL) featuring music, conversation and comedy. The show records in front of an enthusiastic and strangely attractive live audience at the Alberta Street Pub in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

Beth Stelling

Beth Stelling is working it out. A prolific stand-up comedian, writer, and actress, you can catch her RIGHT NOW on season one of The Standups on Netflix, as a writer for Pete Holmes’ HBO show Crashing, and performing on numerous other TV series, comedy festivals, and podcasts. A product of the Chicago stand-up scene, Stelling is now based in LA – although she tours year-round in the US and abroad. She’s earned every laugh she gets!

Hanif Abdurraqib

If excellent writing makes us feel alive, then Hanif Abdurraqib’s work is like oxygen – refreshing, bracing and absolutely vital. His 2017 collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was called “a manual for how to live” by The Washington Post. Abdurraqib’s wide-ranging lyrical prose and poetry encompass music, history, politics, pop culture, and sports, and his take on the things that comprise our current culture will make you wonder how you never saw it that way before. Breathe Abdurraqib's work in – you need it.

John Craigie

John Craigie will take you on an unexpected journey. Known for his Americana style and clever observations, Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters – with his own twist. A Portland local who The Stranger called “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg,” he’s toured with Jack Johnson and received fan mail from Chuck Norris. Craigie’s most recent studio album is 2017’s No Rain, No Rose, and he’s releasing a live album later this year. So hop on board – we’re going wherever he takes us.

$20 General Admission/$35 Preferred Seating


May contain explicit content.

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Alberta Street Pub