Known for her honesty, and an off-kilter view of the world, Paula Poundstone's ability to create humor on the spot is legendary. Whether she's talking about politics or being a single working Mom with three kids, her quirky observations and spot on timing have earned her the reputation of being one of the best comics working today. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula's spontaneity and razor-sharp wit have made her one of the most popular panelists on NPR's hilarious weekly news quiz show, 'Wait Wait & Don't Tell Me,' as well as making frequent appearances with David Letterman, Jay Leno, and several solo comedy specials on HBO.
Mike Oldfield's 1973 prog rock opus "Tubular Bells" shot to number one around the world with an edited version hitting the singles charts and used in "The Exorcist." Massively talented multi instrumentalists Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts bring this influential multi layered masterpiece to life as they thrillingly recreate the album for a compelling theatrical experience, collectively performing on over 20 instruments.
The world-renowned Imago Theatre, esteemed for its family-friendly works, presents a program of inventive masks, crazy costumes and unique audience participation. 'Frogz!' is penguins playing musical chairs, a cat trapped in a giant paper bag, orbs running wild through the audience, and a madcap revue of illusion, comedy and fun that has inspired audiences worldwide. 'Frogz!' has been described as Cirque Du Soleil-style acrobatics mixed with Mummenschanz-like mime, set in a playground unlike any other you might imagine.
Chicago native Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with a rapid fire wit. She first hit the mainstream consciousness during her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom 'Suddenly Susan,' but is now best known for her hit, Emmy-winning reality show, 'Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List,' as well as her annual New Year's Eve hosting gig with Anderson Cooper on CNN.
Renaissance bluesman Guy Davis (guitar, harmonical and vocals) is a solo player in the style of his heroes, Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and Mississippi John Hurt. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible by performing the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs, stories, and performance pieces.
The Chieftains uncovered the wealth of traditional music from the Emerald Isle, making it their own with a style that is exhilarating and definitive. During a 40-year career, they have become the most influential and renowned of Irish folk ensembles.