KCSB is teaming up with Proboscis Radio Theater to host a benefit performance by the variety radio show “Live from the Piano Kitchen” this Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 p.m. in Girvetz Hall, room 1004.

“Live from the Piano Kitchen” will make its UCSB debut with a 90-minute variety program of radio theater, live musical guests, comedy, spoken word and more, as part of KCSB’s Annual Fund Drive.

The program’s mix of performers includes UCSB artists, as well as performers outside the UCSB community, such as comedian Sean Conroy.

KCSB Development Coordinator Ted Coe said, “[‘Live from the Piano Kitchen’] tries to shine a spotlight on the diverse artistic community within the Santa Barbara community, and even beyond it.”

Spoken word enthusiasts will be excited to know that UCSB professor and spoken word artist Kip Fulbeck will be performing on Saturday. But Fulbeck won’t be the only Gaucho performing; UCSB Theater students will perform an original radio drama written by Michael Bernard.

Coe says that “Live from the Piano Kitchen” has generated buzz in the Santa Barbara community with their high-quality monthly programs.

“They are a downtown [Santa Barbara] phenomenon. This event is a chance for them to share [their program] with the UCSB community,” Coe said. “I think it should be lively.”

This year, the KCSB Annual Fund Drive will take place from Feb. 28 through Mar. 1, during which time a recording of the performance will air on KCSB 91.9 FM.

The benefit performance suggests a $10 donation at the door for the independent KCSB Community Radio. Come support KCSB and treat yourself to a unique blend of performances!

 A version of this article appeared on page 6 of January 31st, 2013’s print edition of the Nexus.