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  • Sarah Silverman added to Just for Laughs

    Sarah Silverman added to Just for Laughs
    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....
  • The Chicago actor's dilemma: Love Chicago but leave it

    The Chicago actor's dilemma: Love Chicago but leave it
    "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...
  • 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...
  • Reviews from Just for Laughs Chicago: Kevin Smith, Hannibal Buress, Janeane Garofalo + Kyle Kinane, Scott Adsit + Kevin Dorff, Patton Oswalt and Stephen Merchant

    Reviews from Just for Laughs Chicago: Kevin Smith, Hannibal Buress, Janeane Garofalo + Kyle Kinane, Scott Adsit + Kevin Dorff, Patton Oswalt and Stephen Merchant
    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...
  • 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,...
  • Jeffrey Sweet show is coming to Chicago

    Jeffrey Sweet show is coming to Chicago
    Jeffrey Sweet lives in New York, but he's a Victory Gardens playwright and a man long compelled by the history of Chicago theater.  So he said this week that he plans to bring his current hit from the New York Fringe Festival to town. Briefly, for now. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...