In 2016 Garrison Keillor stepped down as host of A Prairie Home Companion. Leaving the radio variety show he was synonymous with for 42 years was not a retirement, however, but rather what he calls “a change of scene.”
Garrison continues to work on numerous writing projects, among them “a screenplay and a limerick collection and a memoir,” while maintaining a busy touring schedule. Denver-area fans can see his Prairie Home “Love & Comedy” Show on Sunday, August 13 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton.
Keillor and company describe the show as “two-plus hours of stories, love duets, family drama, poetic outbursts, and our famous Singing Intermission. The Old Scout, Garrison Keillor, with the extraordinary Heather Masse, sound-effects genius Fred Newman, Richard Dworsky and the exemplary Road Hounds. Good times!”
Fans of A Prairie Home Companion rejoice!
We recently caught up with Garrison to learn more about his post-Prairie Home life. We also asked him about his memories of performing in Colorado, where he’d like to perform again, and his thoughts on the future of variety shows.
See Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home “Love and Comedy” Show with Richard Dworsky, Heather Masse, and Fred Newman on Sunday, August 13 at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. This show is presented by UMB Bank. Tickets and complete details on the show can be found here.