Not since Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé has a couple given matrimony such a good name—to say nothing of making it look so breezy and fun. Come December, Burl and Annie Gregory, hosts of Annie & Burl Live!, will have been married six years. But if any malaise has set in between the Chicago-based pair since they skittered down the aisle, you’d never know it. Month in, month out for more than two years now, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory have taken to the airwaves twice a week with their quick-witted, slightly-naughty banter that might best be described as Hepburn & Tracy meets Sonny & Cher. But don’t take our word for it; take a gander for yourself...
Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?
With shows airing live each Wednesday and Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET, ABL delivers an often humorous look at news and current events, while delivering memorable interviews with guests ranging from comedic icon Tim Conway to film tough-guy Frank Vincent. Co-hosted by Ryan “Rev. RockDog” O’Neil, this is the only BlogTalkRadio show that guarantees 26 minutes of quality entertainment—or your money back!
Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?
BURL: I appeared in a movie (blink and you’ll miss it) with Steve Martin, Joan Cusack and Rick Moranis—the 1990 comedy My Blue Heaven.
ANNIE: We are really not swingers.
Who’s your broadcasting hero?
BURL: Dick Clark.
ANNIE: Chicago news anchor Nancy Loo, who currently works for the Windy City’s Fox affiliate, WFLD-TV.
If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?
BURL: Paul McCartney. Amazing musical influence on the world—and he was a Beatle!
ANNIE: Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs—because I like my men filthy.
As we speak, what are you wearing?
BURL: A sock and a smile.
ANNIE: A Chicago bares Bears jersey. And a pair of go-go boots.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while hosting your show?
BURL: During a live remote broadcast, I had to explain to Annie that she can’t stalk people outside the restroom for interviews.
ANNIE: Well, Burl does a good Clinton impression, and I have this blue dress…
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