DPAC Brings “Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour” to the Bull City at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour, starring Stephanie Miller, with guests Hal Sparks and John Fugelsang, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th, in its brand-new, 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater, in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC.

Washington, DC native Stephanie Catherine Miller is a 49-year-old Los Angeles-based comedienne and progressive talk radio hostess of “The Stephanie Miller Show.” Last year, Talkers magazine rated her as the 24th most important host of a radio talk show.

Cincinnati, OH native Hal Harry Magee Sparks III is a 41-year-old actor and comedian. Long Island, NY native John Fugelsang is a 41-year-old stand-up comedian and actor. Sparks and Fugelsang are both cast members of “The Stephanie Miller Show.”

According to the Durham Performing Arts Center:

“The phenomenon that is the Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour hits Durham for one night only! Join Stephanie Miller with guests Hal Sparks and John Fugelsang for comedy from the left in one hot package!

“These days, Stephanie Miller has emerged as a favorite of the cable news channels as political coverage dominates. She’s quite possibly the most watched guest personality on MSNBC without her own show….

“[W]hen the I-Man [Don Imus] took his vacation from radio, MSNBC selected her to her bridge the gap until they sorted out what they wanted to do. CNN calls often …. Fox takes a chance every once in a while and puts her on [Neil] Cavuto and other shows so their ‘fair and balanced’ claim can hold up.

“Her national radio program [‘The Stephanie Miller Show’] is bubbling in the climate of keen awareness of and the expectation of the sea change about to occur in America. Stephanie is no stranger to political talk and current events, as her late father, William E. Miller [1914-83], was Barry Goldwater’s running mate in the Republicans’ failed 1964 bid for the presidency.

“Since its September 2004 debut, ‘The Stephanie Miller Show’ has become one of the most important and fastest-growing shows in Progressive Talk, heard across America on radio stations, on Sirius, via podcasts and free live streaming.

According to “The Stephanie Miller Show’s” website:

Prior to going nationwide, Stephanie [Miller] pulled #1 ratings at KABC and KFI in Los Angeles and other radio stations in New York and Chicago.

“You know her from tons of exposure on TV, and on comedy’s prime stages: host of CNBC’s ‘Equal Time,’ Oxygen TV’s ‘I’ve Got a Secret,’ and many others. Stephanie has also appeared on CNN’s ‘Joy Behar Show,’ ‘Larry King Live,’ ‘Reliable Sources,’ as well as MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show,’ ‘Hannity and Colmes,’ and Neal Cavuto on Fox News, ‘The Today Show,’ ‘The Tonight Show,’ ‘Good Morning America,’ among many others….

“Her humor and snappy political wit draws listeners from all sides and makes her the perfect antidote to cantankerous conservatives.

“‘The Stephanie Miller Show’ is produced by WYD Media Management and is syndicated by Dial-Global Networks, the nation’s leading independent radio programming company.”

SECOND OPINION: June 1st Durham, NC Independent Weekly preview by Danny Hooley: http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/liberal-talk-show-host-stephanie-miller-on-defending-obama-and-outselling-pacino/Content?oid=2498565; and May 27th Durham, NC Herald-Sun preview by Cliff Bellamy: http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/13459594/article–The-show-the-right-wing-doesn-t-want-you-to-see-?instance=homeseventhleft= (Note: You must register first to read this article).

The Durham Performing Arts Center presents STEPHANIE MILLER’S SEXY LIBERAL COMEDY TOUR, starring Stephanie Miller, with guests Hal Sparks and John Fugelsang,  at 8 p.m. June 4 at DPAC, in the American Tobacco District, at 123 Vivian St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.

TICKETS: $23.00-$85.65 (including fees).


DPAC Box Office: 919/680-ARTS (2787), tickets@dpacnc.com, or http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=54.

Ticketmaster: 800/745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/115558/1587830.

SHOW: http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=19&objId=526.

PRESENTER/VENUE: http://www.dpacnc.com/.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=26.

PARKING: http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=27.


The Show: http://www.sexyliberal.com/ (official website).

Stephanie Miller: http://www.stephaniemiller.com/ (official web page) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephanie_Miller (Wikipedia).

Hal Sparks: http://halsparks.com/ (official web page) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Sparks (Wikipedia).

John Fugelsang: http://www.blog.johnfugelsang.com/ (official web page) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fugelsang (Wikipedia).


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By Robert W. McDowell

Robert W. McDowell is a Raleigh, NC-based freelance writer, editor, and critic. He has written theater, film, book, and music previews and reviews for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, and Classical Voice of North Carolina, all based in Raleigh. In 1980-91, he covered business, industry, government, and education for (We the People of) North Carolina magazine, published monthly by N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. In April 2001, McDowell started Robert's Reviews, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the performing arts in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Triangle Review is the latest-and-greatest version of McDowell's original newsletter. (To start your FREE subscription, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) From December 1980 until September 2017, McDowell served on the board of directors of The Cinema, Inc., a Raleigh-based nonprofit film society formed in 1966. He currently publishes a weekly list of FREE advance screenings of movies in the Triangle area. (To have your e-mail address added to this FREE list, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.) McDowell also co-edited and supervised the production of Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating (JTV Enterprises, 1984), a 224-page sports celebrity cookbook; and he served as a fact checker for Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead (Pocket Books, 1991).