Tonight at the Palace 9 in South Burlington there is a special nationwide broadcast of This American Life Live! For those in the know, This American Life is a radio program (they also have a television program on Showtime) on Sunday nights where host Ira Glass and other writers, reporters and producers explore aspects of, you guessed it, this American life through interviews, investigative reporting, and storytelling. Episodes usually have a theme and can range from hilarious to profound to heartbreaking; they explore fantastic events or simply the mundane happenings of everyday life.
Ira Glass will host, as per usual, and the show promises to be a visual two-hour production of the radio show. There will be several special guests, including Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog) and sex columnist and author Dan Savage.
Unfortunately, tickets sold out for the initial run tonight (but not before I got one). Luckily, a special encore performance was added for May 7. If you don't want to miss it a second time, purchase your tickets ahead of time from the website.