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  • Second City: your new Chicago tour guide

     
    Want a laugh while you're learning something? The famous comedy center offers a unique, wacky take on Chicago history through its new tours of Old Town....
  • SteelStacks cancels Second City comedy troupe shows, workshops

     
    Chicago comedy troupe Second City’s shows next weekend at the Fowler Blast Furnace Room at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks have been canceled, ArtsQuest says. Ryan Hill, ArtsQuest’s programming manager for cinema and comedy, said the events...
  • The tourist

     
    This past week my cousin came to visit me because she’s never been to Chicago (& I hadn't seen her in 2 1/2 years). But she is no ordinary tourist, she’s from The Netherlands. This was only her third time in America and I wanted to give her...
  • Second City spoofs Bachmann ‘ex-gay’ clinic

     
    Chicago comedy institution The Second City has taken a jab at the ex-gay conversion therapy clinic of Marcus Bachmann, husband of tea party favorite presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann. The video pokes fun not only at the absurdity of conversion...
  • Second City holds meeting to discuss Up Comedy Club

     
    Reps for the comedy giant held a meeting in order to explain the club and assuage fears of a new sign on North Avenue....
  • Second City tackles Chicago’s sprawling history

     
    Known both for its skewering social and political commentary as well as a breeding ground for famous comedians, from Chris Farley to Stephen Colbert, Second City will now bring its funhouse-mirror worldview to Chicago's rich history. Director T.J. Shanoff...
  • Theater listings: Comedy shows in Chicago

    'Bad Touch' and'The Deep End': A double bill of improv. In "Bad Touch," Annoyance ensemble members Rich Sohn and Rebecca Sohn and featured guests explore unsavory topics; "The Deep End" features a rotating cast of Annoyance veterans, teachers and...
  • Saturday, August 20, 2011

    5 - 6 a.m. The Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong 5:10 a.m.  What is it like to have the President of the United States visit your company in a small rural Illinois community? You’ll find out when Orion visits with Bill Wyffels...
  • Travel Group Ranks Chapel Hill as Top Spot for BBQ

    Picking top barbecue spots is a tad dangerous. The emotions connected to hometown recipes run as deeply as their flavors. Nevertheless online travel adviser Cheapflights couldn't resist taking a stab at where to find finger-licking good beef and pork...
  • Saturday, March 19, 2011

    5-6 a.m. The Morning Show with Orion and Max 5:05 a.m. Orion discusses the writing of the new farm bill with Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson and Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns, members of their Agriculture Committees. 5:35 a.m. Max discusses the...
  • Did Cubs throw 1918 World Series?

    Did Cubs throw 1918 World Series?
    CHICAGO — If Chicago has been willing to believe that a cow caused the Great Chicago Fire, maybe it will buy this one: The White Sox got the idea to throw the 1919 World Series after the Cubs did the same thing one year earlier. That's the...
  • 3 Chicago authors drop books today

    3 Chicago authors drop books today
    Forget the "Second City" nickname. Chicago is the Witty City. Three local authors are releasing books today: rapper Common, Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert and Dan Sinker, the man behind the @MayorEmanuel twitter handle fictionally ascribed to the...