Houli’s Her Majesty, ‘da Queen to premiere on WTTW11

Mike Houlihan, the Houli half of the Skinny & Houli show, is pleased to announce his new documentary will debut Sunday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. on Chicago’s WTTW, Channel 11.

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The 60-minute film is a sneak peek backstage at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen Contest and captures all the humor, heartbreak, and excitement shared by over 100 young women each year as they vie for the crown. Many of Chicago’s most endearing Irish-American personalities are also featured in the film in intimate interviews during the pageant.

Her Majesty, ‘da Queen was edited from video shot at both the 2009 and 2010 queen contests. This one-hour program is a prologue to Mike Houlihan’s epic documentary Our Irish Cousins, which is currently in post-production. Our Irish Cousins was shot all over the U.S. and in Ireland, and reveals the Irish American experience in all its glory, humor, and sprit.

About Mike Houlihan

Mike Houlihan is a former features columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, where he penned the “Houli in ‘da Hood” column from 2002-2005. He has written the “Hooliganism” column in the Irish American News since 1996. Mike contributed humorous essays to public radio in Chicago on WBEZ-FM for several years, and also appears regularly onstage in Chicago as a stand-up comic and character actor. For more information, please visit www.mikehoulihan.com.

About WTTW

For more than 50 years, audiences have turned to WTTW for distinctive programming that informs, inspires, educates, and entertains. WTTW reaches 1.5 million weekly households over a four-state area, making it the most-watched public television station in America. Recognized for its award-winning local and national productions, WTTW is committed to presenting the very best in cultural, nature, science, public affairs, and children’s programming across its four distinct television channels: WTTW11, WTTW Prime, its Spanish-language channel WTTW V-me, and WTTW Create, its “how-to” channel. For more information, please visit www.wttw.com.

Her Majesty, ‘da Queen will repeat on Tuesday, March 1 at 4:00 a.m.