Live Wire with Luke Burbank
with Ahmed Bharoocha, Matthew Zapruder, and more!
Thu, Oct 17 at 7:30pm
Ahmed Bharoocha is half Irish Catholic, half Pakistani-Indian-Burmese-Muslim, and 100% hilarious. He’s performed on “Conan” and Comedy Central, hit the festival circuit at places like Just for Laughs Montreal, Riot LA, and the Great American Comedy Festival, and produced viral sketch hits. His debut album, “Almond Badoody” (a play on how people pronounced his name) was called “playful and absurdist” by “Paste Magazine.” In addition to stand up, he’s also a series regular on the Adult Swim show “Dream Corp, LLC.” Add all that to his high energy performance punctuated with striking social commentary, and it’s clear that Bharoocha is the complete comedy package.
Matthew Zapruder wants to play with your perception of poetry. He’s the author of five collections including “Come On All You Ghosts,” a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and “Father’s Day,” as well as “Why Poetry,” a book of prose. A master of the form himself, he’s an editor-at-large for Wave Books, served as the Editor of the Poetry Column for the New York Times Magazine, and currently works as a college professor at Saint Mary’s College of California – all ventures which allow him to expand the understanding of poetry for writers and readers alike. If you’re looking for poetry that can expand your mind and broaden your appreciation of the form, Zapruder is for you.