| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:20 AM
We wanted to start off this post with an astute Powerism -- but, darn it, none of them were clean enough, so we'll just get to it: brusque comedy "Eastbound & Down" will, indeed, end its run on HBO after its upcoming fourth season.
Let out your best...
| May 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
An old index card reads: Original. Real. Poignant. Those were the first words Greg Daniels jotted down a decade ago as his guide in adapting the daft British TV series "The Office" for an American audience.
The ideas on the flimsy card stock proved...
| 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...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:48 AM
At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 8:19 PM
The 2012 TBS Just for Laughs Comedy Festival has announced many of its headliners for the upcoming June fete of the funny in Chicago.
The big-house slate at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., will include "An Evening With Kevin Smith" ("Clerks") on...
| May 1, 2012
On the stage of the Steep Theatre, designer Stephen Harold Carmody has re-created an everyday office: you see rows of files, a nice reception desk, inspirational art on the walls celebrating team work, dedication and other valuable corporate skills. But...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 1:59 PM
If you find yourself pulled out of the audience at a comedy show and dragged up on stage like a performing seal, the most you can generally expect is flop sweat, a T-shirt and a Polaroid. Not when Vince Vaughn is running things. Nope, when Ward Boss...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Going into "An Evening with Kevin Smith," it was difficult to imagine Smith answering audience questions as a Chicago Theatre show and one of the centerpieces of this year's TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival.
Watching the 41-year-old...
| Dec 18, 2010
You couldn't avoid Ricky Gervais right now, even if you wanted to.
The English comedian has a new stand-up special premiering on HBO on Saturday, just weeks before the DVD release of the first season of "The Ricky Gervais Show," an animated incarnation...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 1:12 PM
NBC renewed "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "Community" for the 2011-12 season on Thursday.
It will be the third season for "Community," which stars Chicago native Danny Pudi, and a fourth for "Parks and Recreation." "The Office" will be back...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Ricky Gervais talks about Golden Globes and his upcoming performance...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 4:36 PM
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