Chris Kluwe grew up in Southern California among a colony of wild chinchillas and didn't learn how to communicate outside of barking and howling until he was fourteen years old. He has played football in the NFL, once wrestled a bear for a pot of gold, and lies occasionally. He is also the eternal disappointment of his mother, who just can't understand why he hasn't cured cancer yet. But he does have a new book, “Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football and Assorted Absurdities.” Do you know why these bio things are in third person? I have no idea. Please tell me if you figure it out.
Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, and actor originally from Cleveland now living in NYC. Dave's book, a collection of essays called Tasteful Nudes...and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation, received praise from Vanity Fair, LA Weekly, The Atlantic, Vice, Nylon and US Weekly, among others. Dave was named by Variety Magazine as "10 Comics to Watch," is also a frequent contributor to This American Life and the host of the wildly popular podcast The Dave Hill Incident. His band Valley Lodge will release their new LP Use Your Weapons this Fall.
Sara Watkins was eight when she started performing with the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass-folk trio Nickel Creek as a fiddle player and singer. Twenty years later, she released her first solo album – the BBC has said she's got "the kind of voice that gives your goose bumps the shivers.” She and her brother Sean (also in Nickel Creek) host the Watkins Family Hour at L.A.'s eclectic comedy and music club Largo at the Coronet. She's also a frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion and is the only artist to have guest-hosted an entire episode of the show. Her latest and second solo album is called "Sun Midnight Sun."