Ira Glass


Radio wonk Ira Glass’s popular show, This American Life, got even bigger last year when he took it to Showtime, capturing his myriad real-life subjects—from the outrageously foul-mouthed staff of a Chicago hamburger stand to a 14-year-old boy who hates girls—in more comical detail than ever before. Now, fans hungry for the new second season (which premieres May 4) can get a sneak peek at This American Life—Live!, with Glass himself previewing stories and outtakes from the upcoming season. The charming host will also perform a radio story and take questions from the audience.

Thu., May 1, 7:30 p.m., 2008