WBEZ | Hans Holsen http://www.wbez.org/tags/hans-holsen Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Paper Machete Radio Magazine: The Happy Birthday Episode with Michael Miner http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-19/paper-machete-radio-magazine-happy-birthday-episode-michael-miner-9 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-19/michaelminer.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="caption" height="333" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-19/michaelminer.jpg" title="Michael Miner with Christopher Piatt (Photo by Ali Klingler)" width="500"></p><p>It's the <em>Chicago Reader</em>'s 40th birthday, and Michael Miner joins us because he's been there for it all. Hans Holsen becomes METRA PR man Harvey Pilker, here to explain fare hikes. Whit Nelson explains science, specifically, neutrinos. Thea Lux performs as Nadine Valentine. And Dastardly comes in with music. As usual, if you can hear us, this magazine is LIVE. Download at iTunes&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=450280345" style="color: rgb(0, 104, 150); " target="_blank">here</a>, or listen below.</p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483802-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/2011-10-15-thepapermachete-radiomag.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>At Saturday's show at the Horseshoe, we'll have Ryan O'Connor; Tim Baltz of <a href="http://www.secondcity.com/about/people/castbio/1159/">The Second City e.t.c.</a>, comedian <a href="http://www.oodlesofpun.com/">Nick Vatterott</a>; Barrel of Monkeys ensemble member <a href="http://www.barrelofmonkeys.org/about/companymember/lacy_katherine_campbell/">Lucy Katherine Campbell</a>; playwright <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marisa_Wegrzyn">Marisa Wegrzyn</a> with a new radio play, and musical guest <a href="http://joshandtheemptypockets.com/fr_home.cfm">Josh and the Empty Pockets</a>. Check&nbsp;<a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/2011/10/18/1022-line-up/"><em>The Paper Machete</em></a>'s site for the updates on this line-up as the week goes on.</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="caption" height="333" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-19/hansholsen.jpg" title="Hans Holsen thinks it over (Photo by Ali Klingler)" width="500"></p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="caption" height="500" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-19/thealux.jpg" title="Thea Lux with a Santa Hat (Photo by Ali Klingler)" width="333"></p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="caption" height="333" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-19/dastardly.jpg" title="Dastardly performs (Photo by Ali Klingler)" width="500"></p></p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-19/paper-machete-radio-magazine-happy-birthday-episode-michael-miner-9 5 Machete Questions with comedian Hans Holsen http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-14/5-machete-questions-comedian-hans-holsen-93146 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-14/2011-05-07-hans-holsen-e1305815424170.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago comedy aficionados know there are few funnier performers around than Hans Holsen. An ensemble member of musical improv troupe Baby Wants Candy, a Barrel of Monkeys performer and teacher, an alum of Amsterdam's Boom Chicago, and a veteran of just about every comedy stage in town, Holsen lugs a trunk with plenty of stickers. Last time he played the <em>Machete</em>, he <a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/2011/05/19/hans-holsen-what-will-grant-achatz-do-next/">took on</a> molecular gastronomy savant Grant Achatz. Tomorrow he tackles public transit.</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-14/2011-05-07-hans-holsen-e1305815424170.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 263px; " title="Hans Holsen at his last 'Machete' performance"></p><div><div><p><strong>1. What's stuck in your craw this week, and how will you be approaching it in the&nbsp;Machete?</strong></p><div>This story in the Trib:&nbsp;<a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-10-13/news/chi-metra-plans-to-scale-back-proposed-fare-hike-for-chicago-riders-20111013_1_fare-hikes-metra-plans-metra-ceo-alex-clifford">Metra plans to scale back proposed fare hike for Chicago riders.</a></div></div><div>So Metra planned up to 69% fare increases, then everyone complained. Who does Metra think she is - Rahm? (Probably not. Also, does Metra have a gender? I hope so.) In the <em>Machete </em>I'm going to play a beleaguered higher-up at Metra trying to explain a fare hike everyone can live with.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div><div><div><div><div><strong>2. If you could do anything else on this Saturday afternoon besides perform against your will in&nbsp;<em>The Paper Machete</em>, it would be...</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Having a pint of ale at Owen &amp; Engine with my wife. I just read about the English-style pub in a week-old copy of NewCity. Man, that paper has lost some weight, hasn't it? In comparison, it makes the <em>Reader </em>look like, I don't know, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie! Am I right? (Timely, and much appreciated, zing!)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>3. In your entire schooling, what was the subject you in which you performed most poorly? Have you been required to demonstrate knowledge of that subject since?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Driver's Ed. Yes.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>4. a) Name your favorite Kardashian or Haagen Dasz flavor, and give at least one sentence of explanation. b) Name your least favorite&nbsp;Kardashian or Haagen Dasz flavor,&nbsp;and give at least one sentence of explanation.</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>a.) My favorite Kardashian? I didn't know you could have a favorite Kardashian. I say Kotter. Kotter's my favorite, cause I made him up. He's the long-lost brother of the famous sisters, and he's such a gourd. He builds model miniature electric lawnmowers. He uses twisty straws. He's in constant contact with a fax-pal in Belarus.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>b.) Least favorite Haagen Dasz flavor? Racist Sorbet.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>5. As a member of the Chicago performance-art community, what lucrative career do you now wish you'd chosen to pursue instead?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Professional bocce player.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/" style="color: rgb(0, 104, 150); " target="_blank">The Paper Machete</a><em>&nbsp;is a weekly live magazine at the Horseshoe in North Center. It's always at 3 pm, it's always on Saturday, and it's always free. Listen to the most recent&nbsp;</em>The Paper Machete Radio Magazine&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-12/paper-machete-radio-magazine-biggest-news-week-ever-93088" style="color: rgb(0, 104, 150); ">here</a>, or download it from iTunes&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-paper-machete-radio-magazine/id450280345" style="color: rgb(0, 104, 150); " target="_blank">here</a>.</em></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:37:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-14/5-machete-questions-comedian-hans-holsen-93146 The Paper Machete Radio Magazine: The Biggest News Week Ever http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-12/paper-machete-radio-magazine-biggest-news-week-ever-93088 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-12/jessicajoy.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" height="333" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-12/jessicajoy.jpg" title="Jessica Joy (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)" width="500"></p><p>This was just a big, big news week, so Chad the Bird recaps it for you. Matt Klingler plays Terrence McCarthy, who talks about the cancellation of <em>The Playboy Club</em>. James Porter weighs in on the Hank Williams Jr. Hitler controversy. Katie Rich gives election advice to single ladies. There's music from Jessica Joy and Chance Bone. As usual, if you can hear us, this magazine is LIVE.&nbsp;Download it&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=450280345" style="color: rgb(0, 104, 150); " target="_blank">here</a>, or listen below.</p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483744-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/2011-10-08-thepapermachete-radiomag.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>This <a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/2011/10/11/1015-line-up/">Saturday at the Horseshoe</a>, we'll talk about the cult status of Mormonism, catch-up with neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light, and see if Joe the Plumber is really serious about this politics business. With <a href="http://impresstheseapes.com/author/thea">Thea Lux</a> of Impress These Apes; Whit Nelson of <a href="http://thenewcolony.org/">The New Colony</a>; <a href="http://babywantscandy.com/index.php">comedian </a>Hans Holsen, and Samantha Irby of <a href="http://bitchesgottaeat.blogspot.com/">Bitches Gotta Eat</a>. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dastardly/189638794663?sk=info">Dastardly</a>'s Gabe Liebowitz comes in with music.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" height="332" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-12/jamesporter.jpg" title="James Porter (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)" width="500"></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" height="333" src="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-12/chancebone.jpg" title="Chance Bone (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)" width="500"></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" height="333" src="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-12/katierich2.jpg" title="Katie Rich, back for a second week in a row (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)" width="500"></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" height="333" src="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-12/mattklingler.jpg" title="Matt Klingler as Terrence McCarthy (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)" width="500"></p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(86, 86, 86); ">&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-12/paper-machete-radio-magazine-biggest-news-week-ever-93088