Wednesday, March 23, 2005


Welcoming Chris Costello

Chris Costello, daughter of icon comedian Lou Costello, will be the sole guest on the March 24 edition of Cotolo Chronicles at 9 p.m. EST live.

A top show among podcasters and one of the Internet’s most popular talk shows, Cotolo Chronicles is heard live on a slew of Internet radio stations, as well as it is rebroadcast on stations the weekend following the live show—a list of stations is available on this page (please check them for live or rebroadcast situations).

Chris Costello’s father is an American icon and a chapter in entertainment history. Lou was a member of one of the world’s most popular comedy teams, Abbott and Costello. In the 1940s, the team was Universal Pictures’ top box office attraction, saving the company from financial disaster. On radio they were huge successes, too. The duo toured extensively through the years, with much of their early live performance work done as volunteers for the war effort. Into the late 1950s, Abbott and Costello generated top business, even on television, with their unique hit sitcom, now a cult-classic series.

Chris Costello, singer, actress, lecturer and author, wrote a popular biography of her father called Lou’s on First. In 1983, she formed her own public relations company, Costello & Company. “I always found myself promoting myself and others while working in [show] business, it was a hobby turned profession and one that’s been very lucrative for me.”

On the lecture circuit, Chris has presented her “Lou’s on First Slide and Audio Show” at the Adela Rodgers St. John Round Table, for MENSA, various womens organizations, schools and colleges around the country, and even spoke on Abbott & Costello’s burlesque year’s at UCLA’s Burlesque Symposium. She has lectured aboard Cunard’s Q.E.II, Holland America Line and presented a “Naughty Nineties” Abbott and Costello lecture aboard the Mississippi Queen.

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