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  • 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...
  • With election season in full gear, “SNL” returns to NBC at perfect time

     
      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,...
  • “Saturday Night Live” adds three new cast members

     
    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...
  • Fall Theater 2012: 46 more shows for the next few months

    Fall Theater 2012: 46 more shows for the next few months
    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...
  • Nate Torrence brings 'sun' to 'Mr. Sunshine'

    Nate Torrence brings 'sun' to 'Mr. Sunshine'
    The last thing viewers of the comedy "Mr. Sunshine" (8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, ABC) probably expected was to see sweet man-child Roman get a girlfriend. Nate Torrence, who plays the son of the Sunshine Center's owner, Crystal (Allison Janney), is all...
  • 'God Bless America' star Joel is the other, other Murray

    'God Bless America' star Joel is the other, other Murray
    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...
  • Sarah Silverman joins TBS Just For Laughs festival line-up

    Sarah Silverman joins TBS Just For Laughs festival line-up
    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...
  • Q&A: Scott Adsit of '30 Rock'

    Q&A: Scott Adsit of '30 Rock'
    These days, you might know Scott Adsit best as overworked and under-appreciated producer Pete Hornberger on NBC's “30 Rock,” but, if you're old enough (or just a nerd about these things), you may also remember him from his days performing in...