The Dinner Party’s Creator, Executive Producer and Host, Elysabeth Alfano
“The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano is Fresh Air over food.”
“Elysabeth, if we ever get on Jimmy Kimmel, it won’t be as great as this.” – Billy Bungeroth, Award Winning Director, Second City.
Elysabeth Alfano is a media personality, content producer and host.
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Elysabeth Alfano is an award-winning media personality, content producer and host. She has been bridging the gap between entertainers, influencers, celebrities and the public for over 20 years.
In 2009, Alfano started her production company, Fear No ART Chicago, which launched its first show, Fear No ART on PBS’ WTTW, with Alfano as its Creator, Executive Producer and Host. The success of the show was remarkable and, with on-line content viewing gaining momentum, it branched out into a very popular web series in 2011.
Elysabeth launched a digital event series and talk show, entitled, The Celebrity Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, on January 30, 2012. On this interactive, live streaming, TV talk show, Elysabeth invites three celebs from different domains to a dinner created by a guest chef. Over food, wine and a few impromptu performances, the conversations flow like the wine! Filmed in front of a live audience which shares in the food and conversation, the show streams live before being edited for TV and airing on Chicago’s Ch. 19, as well as TiVO, YouTube, and iTunes. Both experiential and engaging, the show offers an unexpected, off-the cuff and up-close conversation with celebrities. In 2014, Elysabeth began a podcast version of The Celebrity Dinner Party, which was picked up by WGN Radio.
In addition to The Celebrity Dinner Party live stream, TV show, web series and podcast, Elysabeth blogs for The Huffington Post and is a live host for WGN Radio. She has done countless TV interviews and has produced and hosted interviews for NPR’s WBEZ. She has also done voice-overwork for Kurtis Productions and took the “Improv for Actors” series with Second City. She is currently also a host for Afterbuzz TV.
Elysabeth is the winner of the following awards for The Celebrity Dinner Party: Telly Award – Best Web-based TV show, Alliance for Community Media – Excellence Award, Best of the Midwest Video Fest – Excellence and Achievement Awards.
While always a Chicagoan at heart and returning often for work, Elysabeth recently moved from Chicago to Los Angeles where she lives with her boyfriend, dog and cat.