| Sep 8, 2012
Sometimes what I think the Pulitzer committee is after, humor-wise, isn't just one epic exposť, as per last week's gem on rotten-tomato fights. It's a body of hard-hitting work.
That's what leads me to this steamy parking garage in Burbank, looking for...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Conan O'Brien and crew are coming to town on Monday for a week of "Conan" tapings at the Chicago Theatre as part of the TBS Just for Laughs Festival, and the schedule of interview and musical guests isn't looking too shabby.†
Jack McBrayer stops by on...
| Jun 13, 2012
Yes, Andy Samberg shares a similar name and kinda similar face with Adam Sandler.
Yet perhaps the main reason Samberg was the obvious choice to play Sandler's character's child in "That's My Boy" is that, just like a devoted son who stands by his dad,...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Conan O'Brien, former Chicago Northsider, returned this week to tape his TBS show for the first time since 2006. "Conan" was filmed at the Chicago Theatre as a start to the "Just For Laughs Chicago" comedy festival.
WGN Morning News sat down and talked...
| 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...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:32 PM
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — Whether it's regarding her gracing the cover of "ESPN The Magazine Body Issue," hosting an episode of TMZ, choice words for Kim Kardashian and Michael Phelps or myriad other topics, instances, interviews and appearances, "Rowdy"...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:29 PM
Conan O'Brien, the TV host and comedian, announced on his comedy show on the TBS cable network Monday night that he is coming to Chicago in June.
O'Brien will tape four"Conan"shows at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., as part of the Just for...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The last time I spoke with comedian Eddie Pepitone was June, just prior to the world premiere of his movie "The Bitter Buddha" in Chicago, where it screened during the Just For Laughs festival. Nine months and several tour stops later, he and director...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Things have happened quickly for Wild Belle.
Brother-sister duo Natalie and Elliot Bergman, who have made music off and on since now-23-year-old Natalie was a teenager, started recording under the name Wild Belle only last year. Since then, the band...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Chris Hardwick is a busy guy. He runs the popular podcast and website The Nerdist and travels the county doing standup. Last fall, his "Talking Dead," the popular aftershow in which he and guests dissect each episode of "The Walking Dead," grew to an...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Conan O'Brien must be having a big ol' chuckle today. Jay Leno continues his feud with NBC, seemingly pushing the network into replacing him with Jimmy Fallon as host of "The Tonight Show," a job O'Brien had, then lost when Leno decided he wanted to...