Live Wire with Luke Burbank
with Paul F. Tompkins + Ijeoma Oluo + Open Mike Eagle
Fri, Jun 1 at 7:30pm
If you’re looking for comedy and podcast royalty, look no further than Paul F. Tompkins. A comedian, actor, and writer, he’s appeared on over two hundred episodes of Comedy Bang! Bang!, hosts the popular improvised SPONTANEANATION podcast, and charms audiences all over with his live comedy shows. TV-wise, Tompkins has appeared on HBO’s Mr. Show and voices the character of Mr. Peanutbutter on the hit Netflix animated series Bojack Horseman. Style-wise, he always performs in a suit and tie. All hail the king!
Reading Ijeoma Oluo’s work gives you the rare and wonderful experience of feeling your own vocabulary expand. A self-proclaimed “internet yeller,” Oluo is the New York Times best-selling author of 2018’s breakout book So You Want to Talk About Race. Her wide breadth of work encompasses race, identity, feminism, mental health, social justice and the arts. An editor-at-large for The Establishment, Oluo is yelling about the most important things in our modern society – are you ready to listen?
Open Mike Eagle’s work resists easy classification. He’s an alternative hip hop artist who performs, in his own words, “art rap” and in the words of Pitchfork is “armed with a caustic wit and a poetic eye.” His most recent solo album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, is a concept album about the public housing project he grew up in in Chicago. In 2017, Comedy Central greenlit his standup and musical show The New Negroes, co-hosted with Barron Vaughn. Get onboard the Open Mike Eagle Train, because you don’t want to miss where he’s heading next.