Podcast: Sept. 7, 2013

Local 130 Plumbers Union Business Manager Jim Coyne visits Skinny & Houli to promote the 1st Annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday Sept. 14th at Plumbers Hall, 1340 West Washington in Chicago. The party is a new fundraiser for The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and also will raise money for Miserecordia.

Jim Coyne is a second-generation plumber whose dad is a 64-year member of Local 130 and generations of his uncles and cousins are also plumbers. The Plumbers Union has a proud tradition presenting Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade for over fifty years.

The party next Saturday night will feature music from The Larkin & Moran Brothers, silent auctions, food and drink and a grand raffle. Later in the show Lizzie McNeill’s regular Doug Hayes drops by and tells the lads he wants to be cremated when he dies and his ashes spread into the mix when the Plumbers dye the river green. The new concept will be called “Dye Twice” and Houli is working on a patent for it.

Tune in to this week’s show for laughs and Chicago history!


About Mike Houlihan

Mike Houlihan is the writer and star of the independent feature film “Tapioca,” also starring Ben Vereen and Tim Kazurinsky.. Mike began his professional career in show business 36 years ago as an apprentice actor with the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Ct. Mike Houlihan is Chicago’s own “triple threat” writer, producer, and performer whose talents have earned him the respect and confidence of our media community. He is a former weekly features columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times, “Houli in ’da Hood,” and since 1996 has written his humor column in The Irish American News, “Hooliganism.”

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