Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Watch Out, WGN Morning Show! Here I Come!

Tomorrow, a little dream of mine is coming true.

You see, each weekday morning, I start my day by watching the folks on "Good ol' Number 9" - - Chicago's own WGN.

This is THE morning show to watch if you live in Chicago. Why? Just watch any of the clips from WGN's new YouTube channel to understand the brilliance of a news team that is not only on top of the news, but also at times behaves like part Marx Brothers and part SNL Cast Year One.


So, what's my dream? To be a part of their morning show. And tomorrow, I will be!

The super sexy Ana Belaval is coming to Lifeline Theatre in the morning to do live teases of LYLE, LYLE CROCODILE for WGN's morning audience. So, not only will the LYLE cast be performing on and off from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, but y'all...

Lyle and I get to do our fan dance with Ana Belaval!

Sure, I have to get up at dawn's crack so that I can get to the theatre for my 6:00 a.m. call (sweet Jesus), but it's a small price to pay for fame.

Seriously, if it were any other local morning show, I'd say screw it, but for the hilarious folks at WGN - - especially for the smokin' hot Ana Belaval - - I'm there, baby. Front and center.
"I'm ready for my close-up, Ms. Belaval."

13 comments:

Project Christopher said...

OH MY GOD Stephen, be sure to take your chap stick if you're going to continue kissing Channel 9's ass like that... good lord...

Still, they can be funny. Just set my TiVo so I can see four full hours of WGN morning news to find Stephen's glory. Well, to be honest, it will be "Good morning Chicago, and welcome to" bdoop, bdoop bdoop.......bdoop and here's the cast of..."

hope you get that.
Good luck tomorrow!

Aaron said...

Cool! I'll be across the street, shaving and cursing and getting ready for work...but I'll be wishing you all sorts of cosmic treats in my mind...have fun! I hope they put it on YouTube, because I don't know how to use the timer on my TV/VCR/DVD combo-thingie...

Mark in DE said...

Break a leg Stephen!!!

Mark :-)

Blockade Boy said...

...And from there, it's only a short jump to your own nationally-syndicated weekly variety show! (Well, your's and the Carol Channing puppet's.)

Congratulations, pal!

Dana said...

Oh, now I get the lesbian-esque thing...

Alanda said...

damn, why do I leave for work at 6:30??? I'm so sorry I'll miss it. I wanna see TiVo!!! xoxo

Jen Connelly said...

Am watching the news this morning while getting ready for work, and the "around town" comes on. As I am watching this guy dancing, all I can think is, I bet that's Radar. And it was you!! Great Job.

Mike said...

Mr. Rader, you are now in the same category as Gossip Girl -- things on WGN that Mike and Andy will TiVo this Wednesday. You, my friend, are a superstar.

Dana said...

Can you post clips? I don't live in Chicago.

Bob said...

Shit! I missed it. Let us know if it gets put up on their web site!

Shirley Heezgay! said...

So for the wee minions who don't live in the U.S. (hint: ME) will you post a clip???

that looks like it would be fun.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Oh congratulations Stephen, you famous be-yotch, you! I hope you recorded it and posted it on You Tube for us all to see!!!

Stephen Rader said...

chris - Now, now, I really mean what I wrote about those WGN morning guys. They are the best. I laugh my ass off every morning.

aaron - Thanks for all the cosmic treats.

mark - Thanks, baby!!

blockade boy - From your mouth to an ABC executive's ears!!! Thanks!!

dana - See! I may be a Kinsey 6, but I still find women HOT.

alanda - Thanks for the phone call en route to work! You're the best.

Jen - Thanks! I can hear it now. "Who's that freaky bald guy? Must be Rader." :)

mike - First the morning show. Next GOSSIP GIRL. The Final Goal: CROWNED! It could happen...

dana, bob, shirley & rick - I posted a link to the clip in Thursday's post. Check it out and remember - - it was 7am!