| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:03 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 8:50 PM
Surprise winner Melissa McCarthy turned the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday into a Chicago-centric celebration.
McCarthy, star of CBS’ Chicago-set “Mike & Molly” and Plainfield native, was flabbergasted win her name was...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
It only seems fair to warn you: This interview with “50/50” star Seth Rogen and the movie’s writer, Rogen’s longtime friend Will Reiser, features a lot of discussion about diarrhea.
Maybe that’s not what you expect when...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 1:16 PM
As you read Tuesday’s Tribune, imagine what you would talk about if you could meet the people in the stories you find most fascinating – the political leaders, the sports stars, the artists. Imagine the Tribune “coming to life,”...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:00 PM
5 - 6 a.m. The Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
5:05 a.m. Max Armstrong visits with lawn expert Jim Fizzell about how to stop the bugs who are leaving your lawn and will be trying to invade your home to stay warm.
6 - 9 a.m. Mr....
| Apr 17, 2011
Chicago has long had a thing for strippers and I do not mean the anything-but-subtle lap dancers who populate so-called gentlemen's' clubs.
I mean some of the legendary artists (and I do mean artists) who have wowed Chicago through the decades, among...
| May 13, 2011
| 9:56 AM
Have you ever ordered a cake and ended up in a reality TV show?
Don’t rule it out.
That’s essentially how the Tribune’s stage and radio show, Chicago Live!, landed a starring role in the TLC show called “Fabulous Cakes.”...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:33 AM
My colleague Lara Weber, the executive producer of Chicago Live!, just sent over the following email:
"We just booked the mayor for tomorrow night. He'll be talking with Rick at the top of the show about being the new mayor."
Looking forward to the...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 3:13 PM
The Monkees bitched that they didn't get the respect they deserved as musicians because they weren't allowed to play on their first two albums, and because the group had been created by committee to star in a TV comedy show. But there's no reason they...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 3:16 PM
Yes, Seth Meyers and "SNL" character Stefon (Bill Hader) are supposed to be on their summer vacation together, but Meyers still has time for Chicago.
"You know, I'm thinking by June 18 we might need a couple of days apart," Meyers joked when we talked on...
| Feb 5, 2011
Joyce Sloane, the beloved maternal powerhouse of the Second City improvisational theater in Chicago, and the woman who found and nurtured such comedy giants as John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley and Bill Murray, died of natural causes Thursday in...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 11:41 AM
If you were waiting to score memorabilia from the Pump Room, time’s up.
The public liquidation sale of mementos from the Ambassador East Hotel and its famous restaurant in the Gold Coast is sold out and officially closed on Tuesday, according to a...