Live Wire with Luke Burbank
with Cameron Esposito, Mikki Kendall, Jon Mooallem, and more!
Thu, Apr 2 at 7:30pm
Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based comic, actor, and writer. Cameron’s career has spanned everything from big-budget films to Sundance indies to animation. She costarred in and cocreated the much-lauded Take My Wife, now on Starz, has written for the New York Times, and has appeared as herself on TV, podcasts, and web series alike. Cameron hosts a popular interview podcast, Queery with Cameron Esposito, and her recent hit comedy special, Rape Jokes, raised almost $100,000 for rape crisis intervention. This March, Cameron is adding author to her resume as she releases her first book SAVE YOURSELF, a memoir that tackles sexuality, gender, and equality – and how her Catholic upbringing prepared her for a career as an outspoken lesbian comedian.
Mikki Kendall is a writer, speaker, and blogger whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, Salon, Ebony, Essence, and elsewhere. An accomplished public speaker, she has discussed race, feminism, violence in Chicago, tech, pop culture, and social media on NPR's Tell Me More, Al Jazeera's The Listening Post, BBC Women's Hour, Huffington Post Live, as well as at universities across the country. In 2017, she was awarded Best Food Essay from the Association of Food Journalists for her essay on hot sauce, Jim Crow, and Beyoncé. She co-edited the Locus nominated anthology Hidden Youth, and is part of the Hugo-nominated team of editors at Fireside Magazine. A veteran, she lives in Chicago with her family.
Jon Mooallem is a longtime writer at large with The New York Times Magazine and a contributor to numerous other radio shows and magazines, including This American Life and Wired. His first book, Wild Ones was chosen as a notable book of the year by The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, NPR’s Science Friday and Canada's National Post, among others. He tours frequently with Pop-Up Magazine, a live magazine performed on stage, and has collaborated on music and storytelling projects with members of the Decemberists. He’s also the creator of the WALKING podcast, which—much to everyone’s surprise, especially his—was named a best podcast of the year by the AV Club and one of New York Magazine’s 100 podcasts worth listening to.