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  • The Biblioracle: Literary podcasts worth a listen

    The Biblioracle: Literary podcasts worth a listen
    It used to be if you wanted to hear someone talking to an author at length on the radio, you had to wait for Terry Gross and "Fresh Air" to invite someone on. I think Gross is a great interviewer, and sometimes her author chats are so good (particularly...
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  • The Scott Aukerman Interrogation Part II: Podcasts and the president

    The Scott Aukerman Interrogation Part II: Podcasts and the president
    Thursday night is once again, and for the next many weeks, "Comedy Bang! Bang!" night on IFC, with sweater-wearing host Scott Aukerman and bushy-haired "bandleader" Reggie Watts your guides to a world in which most anything can happen. Last week, to...
  • The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years

    The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years
    It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
  • iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig

    iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig
    Jordan Klepper, the newest addition to "The Daily Show," doesn't mind risking a little poison ingestion if it is in the name of comedy. And if that doesn't bode well for his future as a correspondent on the show, I don't know what does. More on that...
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  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • Review: This time, BFFs are 'Playing House'

    Review: This time, BFFs are 'Playing House'
    Two long or short years ago, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair costarred in an NBC series I happened to review. Based on the six-episode order, and its being the sort of "relatively realistic comedy [the network] greenlights to its own later confusion,"...
  • TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'

    TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'
    "Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a...
  • CHICAGO IMPROV FESTIVAL: Complete 2014 schedule of shows

    CHICAGO IMPROV FESTIVAL: Complete 2014 schedule of shows
    17TH ANNUAL CHICAGO IMPROV FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Information is from an advance schedule from CIF and is subject to change. MONDAY, MARCH 31 Stage 773 - The Pro Stage CIF 17’s Opening Night “Best of Chicago Improv” ... 8 p.m., $15...
  • Chicago Improv Festival is a comedy best bet

    Chicago Improv Festival is a comedy best bet
    One way to approach the Chicago Improv Festival, in which 200-plus troupes descend on the city to perform, is to think of blackjack. Blackjack, like all games of chance, and like improvised comedy, is no sure thing. Every show is a new hand, and success...
  • Go Away With ... Nora Kirkpatrick

    Go Away With ... Nora Kirkpatrick
    Born and raised in Iowa, Nora Kirkpatrick is enjoying quite the career. Besides her role as Rainn Wilson's girlfriend, Esther, on "The Office," she performs comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and is part of the folk group Edward Sharpe and the...