An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor will showcase Keillor’s unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom through his storytelling. Keillor is well known for his highly acclaimed live radio variety show, “A Prarie Home Companion” which attracted more than 4 million listeners every week before Keillor stepped down as the host this past June. Keillor’s final episode was broadcast live from the Hollywood Bowl before he passed down his position to Chris Thile. The program accrued admirers in high places, including filmmaker Robert Altman, whose critically-acclaimed film adaptation feature Keillor playing himself alongside a cast that included Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Kevin Kline.
In addition to his radio accomplishments, Keillor is the author of more than two dozen books including well-known titles like Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny and Homegrown Democrat. His most recent of accomplishment in a poetry anthology entitled Good Poems: American Places.
“Garrison Keillor must be doing something right—millions of Americans consider themselves honorary citizens of his fictive town, Lake Wobegon.” says the San Francisco Chronicle.
Keillor is celebrated across many categories. He is the recipient of a Grammy, ACT, George Foster Peabody award, the National Humanities Medal and he has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Keillor has a captivating spirit and dry sense of humor that can capture any audience. Join UCSB Arts & Lectures for An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor.
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