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  • Suburban theater for the week of July 27 to Aug. 2

    "The Second City's Girls' Night Out": Not to be confused with "Girls Night: The Musical," which just opened in the city. This Second City touring show is geared for the gentler sex — though anyone who has seen the work Second City's alumnae have...
  • DeKalb tattoo artist competes on Spike TV's 'Ink Master' beginning July 16

    DeKalb tattoo artist competes on Spike TV's 'Ink Master' beginning July 16
    A Dekalb tattoo artist will compete for the title of "Ink Master" when Spike TV hit returns for a third season in July. Chris May, the owner and a tattoo artist at Proton Tattoo in Dekalb, decided to audition for the competition series after almost...
  • JUST FOR LAUGHS: Seeking out the hangers-on

    JUST FOR LAUGHS: Seeking out the hangers-on
    Here's a funny thing about arts festivals: You know they're really cooking not so much by what acts are part of the official lineup but by what's tagging along. Exhibit A is the Edinburgh Festival. If that annual entertainment conflab in Scotland were...
  • Judy Blume, forever

    Judy Blume, forever
    The first time I read Judy Blume's "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" was on an eight-hour road trip over the winter holidays. I was 7. We were on our way to visit cousins and I was squeezed in the backseat with my two older brothers, sandwiched...
  • Toned down 'Today Show' hits Chicago

    Toned down 'Today Show' hits Chicago
    Big picture, not much went right for the “Today Show's” planned broadcast from Chicago this week.  First, terrible, significant news happened in Oklahoma, meaning stars Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie would never make it to the live location...
  • Columbia, Second City partner for comedy degree

    Columbia, Second City partner for comedy degree
    Chicago's comedy scene just got a little bit more serious this week after Columbia College announced Tuesday that it will be partnering with The Second City to offer a new four-year degree in comedy writing and performance. The new bachelor's degree,...
  • The incredible Steve Carell

    The incredible Steve Carell
    TOLUCA LAKE, Calif. — Looking trim in a black windbreaker over a gray crew neck sweatshirt, Steve Carell walked into the diner near the Warner Bros. lot just like a regular guy. OK, most actors/celebrities walk into diners like regular folk; it&...
  • 'Bye Bye Liver's' Pub Theater finds new home near Wrigley Field

    'Bye Bye Liver's' Pub Theater  finds new home near Wrigley Field
    Seven years after launching the profitable and long-running “Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play,” Pub Theater has acquired its own theater space just a few blocks north of Wrigley Field at 3914 N. Clark St. The longtime home of Live...
  • Fred Armisen of 'Portlandia' remembers Chicago holidays

    Fred Armisen of 'Portlandia' remembers Chicago holidays
    Long before he gained fame on "Saturday Night Live," Fred Armisen spent many years in Chicago. He returned this week to be part of Second City's 24-hour Letters to Santa event which benefits families in need from Chicago's Onward Neighborhood House. "It'...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'The Humor Mill Orlando Presents Barack to the Drawing Board'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'The Humor Mill Orlando Presents Barack to the Drawing Board'
    Zany premises and a few political jabs are part of the fun in "Barack to the Drawing Board," presented by The Humor Mill, a 5-year-old Orlando comedy troupe. Based on the improvised comedy styles made famous by the Second City in Chicago, "Barak" is a...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Happy Pink Girl Sings!'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Happy Pink Girl Sings!'
    Somehow, it's not too surprising that rainbows and unicorns are among the opening images in "Happy Pink Girl Sings!" Just as happily, however, the comedic-minded musical – written and performed by the Orlando team of Sarah A. Hanchar and her...
  • NBC orders 'Ironside' remake, 'Chicago PD' and 'Undateable'

    NBC orders 'Ironside' remake, 'Chicago PD' and 'Undateable'
    NBC continued to flesh out its 2013-14 schedule on Friday, ordering a remake of the 1960s and '70s detective drama "Ironside," plus a cop-show spin-off of "Chicago Fire." The network also added "Undateable," a young-adult sitcom starring Chris D'Elia as...