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Rental Partner: Live Wire Radio presents

Live Wire with Luke Burbank

With special guests Dulcé Sloan, Dessa, Annie Rauwerda, and Jay Jurden

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Friday, March 29
7:30 pm PDT


The Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Live Wire Radio

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Now offering a VIP ticket tier that includes a post-show reception with Luke Burbank and guests! See Live Wire website for more information.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Live Wire Radio directly at the email above.

From left to right: Headshots of Dulcé Sloan, Dessa, Jay Jurden, Annie Rauwerda

Live Wire Radio is an independently produced radio show and non-profit based in Portland, Oregon. Hosted by Luke Burbank and announced by Elena Passarello, the show artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music, and original comedy featuring all kinds of cultural talent and creative minds, from emerging artists to established acts. Live Wire champions discovery by producing engaging, spirited, and genuine live and listening experiences for a local and national audience.

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DULCÉ SLOAN is one of the sharpest, fastest-rising voices in comedy. Bust magazine calls her “comedy gold,” while Indiewire describes her as “a fresh and unique voice in the world of stand-up comedy.” She was included in Variety’s prestigious Top Ten Comedians to Watch list, and Slink magazine just crowned her “The New Queen of Comedy.” Rolling Stone recently hailed her as one of the Ten Comedians You Need to Know. As a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since 2017, her segments have garnered millions of views. Dulcé stars as one of the voices on the animated FOX series The Great North, joining an ensemble of comedy heavyweights, including Will Forte, Jenny Slate, Nick Offerman, and Megan Mullally. When Dulcé’s Comedy Central Presents stand-up special premiered on Comedy Central, the New York Times included the half-hour in their “Best Comedy of 2019” roundup.


Singer, rapper, and writer Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations—her résumé as a musician includes performances at Lollapalooza and Glastonbury, co-compositions for 100-voice choir, performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, and top-200 entries on the Billboard charts. She contributed to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape and the RBG documentary; her track, “Congratulations,” has notched over 20 million streams. As a writer, she’s been published by The New York Times and National Geographic Traveler, broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio, and published a memoir-in-essays (My Own Devices, 2018) in addition to two literary collections. As a speaker, Dessa has delivered keynote speeches and presentations on art, science, and entrepreneurship; guest lectures at universities and colleges across the US; and a TED Talk about her science experiment on how to fall out of love. She’s also the host of Deeply Human, a podcast created by the BBC and American Public Media. Dessa has been covered by Pitchfork, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal amongst others. The LA Times says she “sounds like no one else.” NPR’s All Songs Considered calls her “a national treasure.” On the stage and on the page, Dessa’s style is defined by ferocity, wit, tenderness, and candor.


Jay is a comedian, actor, and an Emmy and WGA nominated writer based in New York City. He was recently a staff writer and panelist for The Problem With Jon Stewart on Apple TV + and his standup has been featured everywhere from Comedy Central to NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon three times, CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Drew Barrymore Show. In 2019, Jay was selected to be a New Face as part of the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and in 2022, Jay was selected as one of Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch.


Annie Rauwerda is a writer, comedian, and Wikipedia enthusiast who lives in New York City. She maintains the “Depths of Wikipedia” social media accounts and she is writing a book about Wikipedia set to be published by Little, Brown in 2025.

Presented by Live Wire Radio.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Live Wire Radio directly at info@livewireradio.org

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