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"Whirled News Tonight" *** Absurd and often just plain depressing, the news on any given day is always ripe for a send-up. Jon Stewart knows it. The Onion knows it. And the long-running improvised show "Whirled News Tonight" knows it. Coming up on its...
Tags: Wrigleyville, Jon Stewart, Peace Corps
Jeffrey Sweet lives in New York, but he's a Victory Gardens playwright and a man long compelled by the history of Chicago theater. So he said this week that he plans to bring his current hit from the New York Fringe Festival to town. Briefly, for now. ...
Tags: Del Close, Fringe Festival, New York
Josephine Forsberg, a pioneer of the teaching of improvisational acting in Chicago, an early company member at The Second City, and an influential teacher of such stars as George Wendt, Shelley Long and Bill Murray, died Monday morning at the Illinois...
RedEye“Grimm” star David Giuntoli credits his time in Chicago with pushing him out of the woods and into the acting business. “I was kind of lost and I found myself largely in Chicago,” the 31-year-old who grew up in St. Louis told me...
LakeviewWednesday night at iO, the comedy theatre formerly known as improvOlympic, is free night. Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. the theatre opens its doors to the frugal improv-comedy-loving masses and presents an evening of long-form improvisation. And just...
TribLocal - EvanstonEVANSTON, Ill. — American actor, comedian, head writer for “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) and SNL’s “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers will be the star attraction …...
Gus Isacson is an exception to the rule. Isacson, executive director of the Central Lakeview Merchants Association, says most Wrigleyville residents spend three years in the neighborhood. They usually work outside the area, taking advantage of its...
RedEyeMartha Stewart’s cooking up some comedy with Conan O’Brien and Seth Meyers on “Martha Stewart Presents: Men Who Make Us Laugh” (7 p.m. March 27, Hallmark Channel; *** out of four). Stewart sits down with O'Brien on the set of...
RedEyeThe last thing viewers of the comedy "Mr. Sunshine" (8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, ABC) probably expected was to see sweet man-child Roman get a girlfriend. Nate Torrence, who plays the son of the Sunshine Center's owner, Crystal (Allison Janney), is all...
Orlando Theater BlogPlans are moving ahead for the second Orlando Improv Festival, which will take place Sept. 25-27. As with last year's festival, produced by Mark Baratelli's TheDailyCity.com, a mix of shows and workshops will take place during the weekend. Shows will be...
BoystownLocal comedy troupe GayCo Productions presents the best of its sketch comedy for Pride Month....
The Theater LoopScott Adsit performs in Chicago in April 2010. Nina Metz reviewed “Adsit & Lutz” at iO on Wednesday night, starring Second City alums Scott Adsit and John Lutz, appearing in town this week as part of the Just For Laughs......
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