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  • Second City to stage a twisted 'Christmas Carol'

    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...
  • No money? No problem for Arlington Heights filmmaker

     
    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 …...
  • BEST OF 2010: Small budgets but big impact on the fringe theater scene

     
    Nina Metz and Kerry Reid write the "ON THE FRINGE" column every Friday in the Tribune, reviewing shows from Chicago's fringe theater scene. This is their Best of 2010 column to wrap up the year. Above, Erin Orr as The......
  • Talking to Nora Dunn, plus William H. Macy on his Chicago days

     
    Former "Saturday Night Live" performer Nora Dunn is back in Chicago and has a new live show — "Mythical Proportions" runs Thursdays in January at the iO Theater. Read her interview here with the Tribune's Nina Metz. Also, William H.......
  • Chicago long-form improv group 3033 performs Thursday

     
    Here's a chance to see Chicago-style long-form improv, as local improv-comedy group Bear vs. Wizard presents the troupe known as 3033. This Chicago-based improv troupe from the famed Improv Olympic (iO) Chicago, 3033 will be in Orlando two days for...
  • New sketch comedy at iO, Donny's Skybox

     
    Nina Metz has the Tribune reviews of "the tim&micah project: VERSUS" ★★★ at Donny's Skybox in Piper's Alley (left), as well as the double bill of The Katydids and The Good Time Gang ★★½ at iO. Read her On the......
  • Not everyone laughing about new Factory

     
    With the Laugh Factory set to open in the old Lakeshore Theatre spot, some on the comedy scene worry about Chicago's established laugh factories iO and Zanies....
  • Valentine romance in Wrigleyville

     
    OK, so your girlfriend is sick of the casual dates at Murphy's Bleachers. If you're looking for help setting up a game plan for the year's ultimate date night, here are our picks....
  • Get into bed with GayCo for Pride

     
    Local comedy troupe GayCo Productions presents the best of its sketch comedy for Pride Month....
  • Orlando Improv Festival names headliner, seeks applications

     
    Plans are moving ahead for the second Orlando Improv Festival, which will take place Sept. 25-27. As with last year's festival, produced by Mark Baratelli's TheDailyCity.com, a mix of shows and workshops will take place during the weekend. Shows will be...
  • A chat with Seth Meyers: From Chicago to 'Saturday Night Live'

     
    Seth Meyers, the head writer of "Saturday Night Live" and its "Weekend Update" anchor, appears Saturday night at the Vic Theatre as part of the Just for Laughs comedy festival. It's his first Chicago appearance since 2007. But Meyers, who......
  • Adsit and Lutz find deadly funny comedy in improv set

     
    Scott Adsit performs in Chicago in April 2010. Nina Metz reviewed “Adsit & Lutz” at iO on Wednesday night, starring Second City alums Scott Adsit and John Lutz, appearing in town this week as part of the Just For Laughs......