Friday, September 6, 2019
Doors at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:00 pm
All Ages / Bar with I.D.
$18.50 GA Seating advance
$23.50 GA Seating day of show
$33.50 Preferred Seating
(not including fees)
STG Presents & KUOW Welcomes Live Wire! with Luke Burbank to The Neptune on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Join host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello for a live recording of this nationally-syndicated radio show!
Featuring an array of guests – from emerging artists to established acts – Live Wire blends the energy of live performance with the intimacy of in-depth interviews for an evening filled with dynamic conversation, live music, and original comedy.
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer and producer for Desus and Mero on Showtime. Previously, he spent five years at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, first as a web producer and then as a staff writer. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. He made his network tv debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC) and he was most recently seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden. In 2016, he made his late-night standup debut on Conan (TBS). Josh’s upcoming album Dancing On a Weeknight was released in April 2019 on Blonde Medicine Records. (His last comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March of 2016 at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly.) Offstage, Josh has earned two Peabody Awards, three Emmy awards, and three WGA Awards for his work on Last Week Tonight.
He is also the co-author (along with Joe Berkowitz) of the book You Blew It, published October 2015 by Plume. His follow-up, Nice Try, is set to come out Fall 2019 through Harper Perennial. In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s Billy On the Street. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker. Gondelman is the co-creator and co-author of the Shorty Award-winning Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, and his own Twitter feed was named the year’s best by Paste Magazine in 2015. The Ellen DeGeneres Show took notice of Josh’s joke writing skill and featured him as part of their “Tweetly Roundup.” Additionally, Josh has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. His debut standup comedy CD, Everything’s The Best was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
The Lowest Pair
The Lowest Pair is Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Kendl comes from Arkansas, but she found her way to the Pacific Northwest after high school. The evergreens and damp air of Olympia, Washington, and the boundless music scene, had equal draw. She released three solo records on Olympia’s indie label, K Records, and performed in ramblin’ folk bands and anarchic punk bands before starting The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the Midwest festival circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the Mississippi. Over the next five years, they recorded and released four albums of original songs and one covers album, named I Reckon I’m Fixin’ On Kickin’ Round To Pick A Little, Vol. 1. They toured the U.S., or rather, they tour the U.S., in their own version of The Never Ending Tour, racking up over 500 shows, from Bellingham, Washington to Bangor, Maine, from The Shetland Islands to The Bell Inn in Bath. A new album from the duo is coming soon.
Clyde W. Ford is an author, psychotherapist, and mythologist who won the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award in African American Literature in 2006. His most recent book, "Think Black: A Memoir," tells the story of his father John Stanley Ford, the first black software engineer at IBM, revealing how racism insidiously affected his father's view of himself and their relationship. He lives in Bellingham, Washington where he writes aboard his 30-foot trawler, cruising the waters of the Inside Passage.