| Aug 31, 2012
This summer might have been too darn hot, but the theater scene is about to zoom into the red zone. It's impossible to do justice to the awe-inspiring variety of work that is waiting in the wings this season at theaters large, small and in-between, but...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Some might argue that Saturday Night Live isn't as funny as it was many years ago, but what isn't up for debate is that this weekend's season premiere — thanks to politics and cast changes — is one of the most heavily anticipated in a very,...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
When it begins its 38th season this Saturday, Sept. 15, NBC's venerable late-night institution Saturday Night Live will have a noticeably different look, in terms of cast members. Departing the show are favorites Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Joe Avella wanted to make a movie. But he had one little problem: he had no money to do so. That didn’t stop Avella, a …...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 3:27 PM
"No actor should be in Chicago 'cause they wanta make money," a character says in "The Last Duck," a new play that includes a brief but pointed look at our Second City complex. "It's more about art," the guy says. "You know, whatever that means. Or you...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 2:18 PM
For years T.J. Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi have reigned as Chicago's must-see two-person improv team. After catching a recent set from Colleen Doyle and Jason Shotts at iO Theater, I think it's safe to say there's room on that...
| Jan 7, 2012
Much as we like to boast about Chicago's long roster of homegrown comedic talents (insert meaningful nod in the direction of Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert), audiences can sometimes forget how deep the local bench is at any given moment. But then every...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Joel Murray and Bobcat Goldthwait have known each other since 1985, when they met on the set of "One Crazy Summer," an iconic comedy of the era starring John Cusack as a dorky animator and Demi Moore as the girl of his dreams.
"The day I met Bob, he...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:20 AM
The comic Sarah Silverman has been added to the line-up of the TBS Just for Laughs Festival. Silverman will present an evening of her "favorite comedians" at the Chicago Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. June 16. Tickets for all shows go on sale 10 a.m....
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:45 PM
After years spent making her mark as a writer and performer on "The Office," Mindy Kaling is branching out with her own show. A hospital workplace comedy that knowingly tackles rom-com cliches, "The Mindy Project" debuts at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 on Fox and...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Second City is producing a new Christmas-themed show in Los Angeles, the Center Theatre Group announced Thursday.
"A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!" will open at the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre (part of the complex that includes the...