| Jul 18, 2012
| 12:40 PM
No, it’s not an alien invasion, but that’s not far off the mark. It’s time for season seven of Blewt! Productions’ “Impress These Apes,” a talent competition in which eight contestants create weekly performances based...
| Aug 7, 2012
Women break down in romantic comedies all the time. They just rarely do so to the point of looking unattractive, says Rashida Jones.
“She always looks good, her hair looks good and her apartment’s pretty. It’s like, there’s things...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Conan O'Brienwill kick off the TBS Just For Laughs Chicago Comedy Festival in June by filming a week of "Conan" here.
The TBS talker will originate from the Chicago Theatre June 11-14, TBS announced Tuesday. The Chicago Theatre is located at 175 N. State...
| May 8, 2012
| 5:33 AM
Patrick Kane didn’t shy away from photos when he was partying Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s annual Mifflin Street Block Party like many celebrities would have. The Blackhawks star instead posed for them – as he...
| May 16, 2012
| 10:10 AM
TBS and Just For Laughs have added comic Sarah Silverman to the Chicago festival line-up in June, along with dozens of other newly announced shows.
Silverman will host two shows at The Chicago Theatre on June 16, presenting some of her favorite comedians...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:50 AM
You won't find universal love for the Just for Laughs festival in Chicago's comedy scene. But as the aggregation of local, national and international talent prepares to begin its fourth annual run here this week, you will find something close — plus...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Is there anyone in Chicago having more fun this summer than Chris Chelios?
The former Blackhawk was standing alongside Eddie Vedder last month when the Pearl Jam singer gave an impromptu performance at Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park and...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 5:48 PM
It was a big week for comedy in Chicago.
Last week, Conan O’Brien brought his crew to town for a week of tapings of his TBS show, “Conan,” as part of the Just for Laughs Chicago Festival. Big names like Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman,...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
This week, much of the TV industry is speculating on who will judge the next season of "American Idol." That's certainly a story, but I prefer to ignore the speculation about alleged judge candidates until Monday, when Fox will make its presentation to...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Comic actor Aziz Ansari is a big fan of Kristen Wiig and "Bridesmaids." What did you think of Wiig in "Bridesmaids," and what other comedies impressed you this year?...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 4:32 AM
In the action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small-town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wannabe criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and...