Road shows: Mancow on Fox News; Dahl at Park West
Step right up for tickets: Chicago radio personalities Mancow Muller and Steve Dahl are getting ready to hit the road in separate and entirely different types of public appearances.
Mancow TV, two one-hour prime-time specials, are scheduled to air March 17 and 24 (with repeats March 18 and 25) on Fox News Channel. They’ll be produced by Woody Fraser, the television veteran whose credits include Good Morning America, That’s Incredible and The Mike Douglas Show.
Muller was sketchy on details of the show’s format, but said the focus would be on presidential politics. A planned feature with Andrew Breitbart had to be scrapped after the conservative commentator died last week at 43. “We’re scrambling to figure out what we’re going to do,” he said.
“To come out of the confines of my cramped radio studio and to be on TV around the world is a terrifying prospect, but it’s also very exciting and thrilling,” Muller said. “Other radio hosts have made great transitions to TV on Fox. Wouldn’t that be wonderful if that happened for me too?”
Studio audience tickets are available for both shows, to be taped on consecutive Saturday afternoons (March 17 and 24) at Fox News Channel Studios in New York. For tickets write: email@example.com
Meanwhile, tickets go on sale at 10am Saturday for Dahl’s Out of the Basement Tour June 2 at Park West, 322 West Armitage. It’s the first live stage show for Dahl in five years and his first at Park West in more than a dozen.
Dahl said the program will include special guest Kevin Matthews, an acoustic set with Dag Juhlin of Poi Dog Pondering, “some stand-up, some improv and an animal sacrifice.”
Subscribers to Dahl’s daily podcast get a 10 percent break on general admission tickets during a special online pre-sale from 10am to 10pm Friday.
“I need to get out of the basement,” Dahl said of the show. “I also like getting back onstage — and making a little money doesn’t hurt either.”