| Aug 4, 2011
Reggie Watts' story is much like that of any other comic: He was a class clown, always goofing off and playing jokes on everybody, much to the consternation of his teachers.
But during his youth in Great Falls, Mont., he also was in the school...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Television Academy Foundation has announced the listings for its annual Emmy Season Auction.
Running now through July 31, the fundraiser gives television fans an exclusive chance to win VIP tickets to "Late Night with Seth Meyers," signed merchandise...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Spoiler alert: Gary Oldman seems to do one thing over and over in his movies: He dies.
The "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" star's myriad fallen alter-egos were commemorated with a special "in memoriam" reel during his visit to "Conan" this week....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Seven years ago, Bronzeville resident Brian Babylon was earning a good salary as a media director for a multimedia firm and working the stand-up open mic circuit—when he founded the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase. Hosted in the courtyard of a coffee...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:37 AM
By his own admission, Conan O'Brien will never be a movie star on the level of George Clooney or Tom Hanks. But that doesn't mean he can't turn to acting at age 51. Which is why the "Conan" host announced on Monday's show that he will soon be making his...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Comedian Jimmy Pardo, best known for hosting the podcast "Never Not Funny" and for being Conan O'Brien's opening act, frequent guest and regular sketch performer, returns to the Chicago area this weekend for a pair of performances at Zanies in Rosemont (8...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Andy Serkis is always game to give the fans what they want. Whether he's on a set or at a convention, his range of creature voices, including Gollum from the "Lord of the Rings" movies and Caesar, the proud chimpanzee of the "Planet of the Apes" films....
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When local comedian Katie McVay discovered in December that the Just For Laughs Festival was not returning to Chicago this year, she tweeted the news and posted it on Facebook with a plea for someone to put together an event to make up for the loss....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:08 PM
This summer marks the 20th anniversary of the Warped tour, but nobody associated with the tour is making a big deal about it. There's barely a mention of the anniversary on the Warped website.
There's no special logo commemorating the occasion. The...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Alynda Lee Segarra is a twenty-something feminist singer-songwriter with a very old soul. The Americana artist is her own woman, all the while drawing on a mix of vintage and contemporary influences including Robert Johnson, the Carter Family, Townes...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Chelsea Handler is a true pioneer of latenight, one of the few women to make a stand in a programming format dominated by guys. Now she will have to conquer a new frontier.
Handler will have to do more than make people laugh when she takes the reins of a...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Hop into bed together for a photo shoot? No problem. Conan O'Brien and Andy Cohen were game for anything on a sunny mid-May day in Gotham when they came together for a meeting of latenight minds. As they engaged in conversation, the hosts of TBS' "Conan"...