Onward and Upward

‪I won’t be a part of the show this year, but I’ve had a great 24 year run with "A Prairie Home Companion" and it's successor "Live From Here",  Along the way, I've enjoyed  meeting some interesting people, amazing audiences, travel experiences, brilliant writing by...

Big Fun at the Greatest State Fair in the Land

Minnesota State Fair recently concluded it’s annual 12 day run. WCCO-AM’s Dave Lee invited me again to be in his “Minnesota Hospital” comedy Soap Opera on both Fridays of the Fair. I played “Dr. Trump” the administrator. Dave’s character, Dr. Gil Whitney always has a...

“Hearts Beat Loud”: Summer Crowd Pleaser

"Hearts Beat Loud" is a coming of age (both Middle and and Teen) film that finally gives Nick Offerman (the grumpy, steak loving, Ron Swanson of "Parks and Rec" fame) a chance to shine as a leading man. He plays Frank Fisher, a middle aged owner of a failing...

Chicago Cooking is “Da Best!”

What's the secret to the magic of Chicago's cooking style? We found out on @livefromhereapm at the historic Ravinia Festival in Chicagoland. https://youtu.be/3xatCgAEyDM

My 2018 Oscar Score

Here’s a final Oscar score: 17 correct Predictions out of 24, but I did get all 6 major categories, including Best Picture, right. Congrats to Allison Janney, my 1995 “A Prairie Home Companion” cast mate! We knew this day would...

2018 Oscar Winner Predictions: All Categories!

It's that time of the year, the 90th Oscar Ceremony is just around the corner and the consensus is that the big honors will be split between "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri", with lots of tough races for the undercard categories. The...

Fun script with @serena_G_Brook on last week’s Portland show on @livefromhereapm with @christhile https://youtu.be/7e927kKpJgY

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