| 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 12, 2012
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As people hem and haw about the existence of the familiar but entertaining “The Amazing Spider-Man,” another franchise lives on without nearly enough public clamoring for its retirement.
Once again trotting out messages...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Tumblr Thursday has been coming to you in the paper for awhile now, so it seemed like about time that this list make its way to the Internet, for your convenience, of course. Some of these are a little old hat now, but they're all important to remember....
| Dec 16, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Hebru Brantley's trip to Miami Beach for the high-profile Art Basel art show was winding down when the Chicago-based street artist and De La Salle Institute alum was told there was one more potential customer who wanted to meet him right before his flight...
| 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...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 9:37 PM
It’s been a whirlwind year for the actress Melissa McCarthy, who stole scenes in the raucous comedy “Bridesmaids,” won an Emmy for her work on the CBS series “Mike & Molly,” hosted “Saturday Night Live” and is...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Seth Rogen is playing trophy husband at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Seth Rogen's wife Lauren Miller is producer and star of "For A Good Time Call," a Sundance entry, and Rogen is by her side helping her promote and sell the project....