| Nov 5, 2010
Former Glendale Community College student and comedic writer Dan Harmon returned this week to the campus that inspired his popular NBC television show "Community," screening an un-aired episode and encouraging students to "follow your laziness."
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:59 AM
After leaving the air on Dec. 8, NBC's quirky comedy "Community" -- beloved by a rabid few but, unfortunately for ratings-starved NBC, not adored by double-digit millions of Nielsen families -- returns on Thursday, March 15, to finish out its third season...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 1:07 AM
I don’t mind a comedy going for two hours but when a lot of it isn’t working, I start to wonder why they didn’t just cut 20 minutes off the thing. I often watch movies with Jason Segel wanting to punch his face. I’m not sure why....
| 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 18, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Anyone who knows comedian Silverman's caustic style won't be surprised by the similar persona of her fictionalized self - along the lines of how "Seinfeld" operated - in this Comedy Central show, placing her in all sorts of bizarre scenarios that put...
| 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
| 4:43 PM
Notorious potty-mouth and obscenity-mongerer Sarah Silverman is infamous for her role in urging people to elect her socialist idol Barack Obama in a 2008 video called “The Great Schlep,” but she's also chipped away at common American decency...
| 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,...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Remember when John Belushi wanted to get the band back together in the Blues Brothers and how fun that adventure was?
This is the kiddie version of that, with lots of jokes geared towards us older folks that remember The Muppets from the ‘70s...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Presented by Comix at the MGM Grand Theater, Foxwoods will be hosting a comedian who Rolling Stone deemed the most outrageously funny woman alive. Sarah Silverman, an emmy-award winning artist, will send Foxwoods into a fit of laughter when she hits the...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Take This Waltz
Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman and Luke Kirby
The question at the core of Take This Waltz, the new film written and directed by Sarah Polley, is about whether to have an affair with a rickshaw driver. It's not...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:55 PM
You know why people hate movie critics? They often pan blockbusters while recommending garbage like this. Now don’t get me wrong. Many of the blockbusters are horrible, but ya know what? So are many of the quirky indie films.
There are filmmakers...