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  • Improv Fest: One dumb idea can be a lot to work with

    Improv Fest: One dumb idea can be a lot to work with
    The 2013 Chicago Improv Festival kicked off earlier this week with Craig Cackowski — a veteran Second City and iO performer seen in recent years on NBC's "Community" — asking the audience for a suggested location. The first reply shouted out...
  • Q&A: 'SNL' veteran Nora Dunn returns to her comedy roots

    Chicago native and former "Saturday Night Live" performer Nora Dunn has kept a busy schedule since moving back here a little more than three years ago. Despite her Chicago address (she lives in the Ukrainian Village), her career has been just fine,...
  • Seth Meyers to Lead Northwestern Homecoming Parade Oct. 21

     
    EVANSTON, Ill. — American actor, comedian, head writer for “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) and SNL’s “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers will be the star attraction …...
  • 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......
  • iO you

     
    Wednesday night at iO, the comedy theatre formerly known as improvOlympic, is free night. Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. the theatre opens its doors to the frugal improv-comedy-loving masses and presents an evening of long-form improvisation. And just...
  • 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 ★★ 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....
  • 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...