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  • 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...
  • 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 …...
  • Great chemistry in 'Whirled News Tonight'; little truth in 'Strangers & Romance'

    Great chemistry in 'Whirled News Tonight'; little truth in 'Strangers & Romance'
    "Whirled News Tonight" *** Absurd and often just plain depressing, the news on any given day is always ripe for a send-up. Jon Stewart knows it. The Onion knows it. And the long-running improvised show "Whirled News Tonight" knows it. Coming up on its...
  • Barriers erected at scene of fatal river crash

    Barriers erected at scene of fatal river crash
    Concrete barriers were erected at a dead-end street on the Chicago River today, two days after a car containing the body of a missing model was pulled from the water there. City crews placed the barriers across Blackhawk Street, just west of North Branch...
  • 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...
  • Snooki appearing at Chicago-area tanning salon, Skylar Grey performing at Studio Paris, LeBron James dines at RPM Italian

    Snooki appearing at Chicago-area tanning salon, Skylar Grey performing at Studio Paris, LeBron James dines at RPM Italian
    The sixth season of “Jersey Shore” isn’t scheduled to begin filming until the summer and its spinoff, “The Pauly D Project,” isn’t filling the void like you had hoped, so this might be your only chance to get your...
  • 'Elams' an entertaining bit of sibling revelry; adapting 'Moby Dick'

    'Elams' an entertaining bit of sibling revelry; adapting 'Moby Dick'
    "Dinner with the Elams" There are family music acts and family circus acts, but the family improv act is a rarity. "Dinner with the Elams" at iO Theater in Wrigleyville seeks to rectify that, and it's a helluva idea. Three Elam siblings (Erica, Brett...
  • Funny or Die's Adam McKay on his site's comedy influence after five years

    Funny or Die's Adam McKay on his site's comedy influence after five years
    Five years ago this month the influential comedy website Funny or Die took a few baby steps and uploaded its first video, a rough, hastily assembled sketch that starred, appropriately enough, a baby. Pearl McKay was 2 years old at the time, the daughter...
  • '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...
  • For the locals: Just for Laughs on the cheap

    For the locals: Just for Laughs on the cheap
    Sure, there are plenty of star acts at the fourth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago festival, which runs through Sunday this week at 18 venues around the city. But sometimes, the biggest laughs come with the smallest ticket prices, as in these local...