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They could be telling Cecily Strong’s story at iO Theater in Wrigleyville for years to come. The “Saturday Night Live” cast member wasn’t the obvious choice to follow in the footsteps of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — who...
You're a new transplant to Chicago. You've Instagrammed your reflection on the "Bean" (aka Cloud Gate), wowed Facebook friends with a thousand pictures of the Chicago skyline, annoyed your Twitter followers by tweeting every dish at Girl and the Goat ......
Tags: Al Capone, Michigan Avenue, Music, Wrigleyville, Social Media
The spotlight on Seth Meyers has been shining so bright these days that he probably feels like reaching for his sunglasses. This spring, he's been all over the news not only for landing the gig as Jimmy Fallon's 2014 replacement on NBC's "Late Night," but...
For RedEyeSo the Blackhawks forced Game 7 against the hated Red Wings, and in the process completely demoralized Detroit. I'm not sure if you saw Game 6 on Monday, but if so you might have noticed Detroit fans in Joe Louis Arena streaming for the exits. With more...
For RedEyeAfter working on his comedic chops at both ImprovOlympic and Second City, Chicagoan Joe Nunez moved to L.A. in 2001 to pursue an acting career. You might know him as Manche Sanchez in “Prison Break,” the guy who hit Will Smith with his car...
"I've spent my formative years at 'Saturday Night Live' doing 'Weekend Update' while sitting behind a desk," said Seth Meyers in a recent interview. "But in my new job, I think there might be a bit of standing up." That new job for the former Chicago...
For RedEyeAs two of YouTube's most successful rappers--their "Epic Rap Battles of History" channel has more than 1.2 billion total video views and almost 5.4 million subscribers--Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD (Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist to the historical record)...
Tags: Wrestling, Music, Social Media, Battles (music group), Lady Gaga
Here's a funny thing about arts festivals: You know they're really cooking not so much by what acts are part of the official lineup but by what's tagging along. Exhibit A is the Edinburgh Festival. If that annual entertainment conflab in Scotland were...
For RedEyeI bought a Nate Robinson jersey this weekend because I'm not sure he'll be a Bull next year. You read that right. Because I don't think he'll be back, I bought his jersey. This does not happen often. Chicago fans don't run out to buy as much merchandise...
Yet another scripted series will be shooting in Chicago. On Thursday USA Network announced it has picked up the Denis Leary-produced half-hour comedy “Sirens,” about Chicago EMTs who have their act together at work but are a mess in their...
“Saturday Night Live,” set to wrap its 38th season this month, is branching out into Mexico with the help of iO Theater's Charna Halpern, who is working with producers to cast the new show. Auditions for Spanish-speaking writers and...
Tags: Mexico City, NBC (tv network), Entertainment, Mexico
A group of Chicago sketch and improv performers are making a sitcom pilot for Comedy Central called “Schlub Life,” about “two out-of-work and out-of-shape husbands and their exasperated wives who begrudgingly provide the good life for...
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