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Friday | Glendale News-Press

The Glendale Pops roars back into action at the Alex

Part of the collateral damage of the Alex Theatre's ambitious physical face-lift has been the suspension of the Glendale Pops series.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Glendale, CA, Entertainment

Thu Apr 17, 2014


The Venetian Presents Jim Belushi & Chicago Board of Comedy This Weekend

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino is thrilled to welcome Jim Belushi & Chicago Board of Comedy back to The Sands Showroom stage this weekend, April 18-19 .


Related Topix: According to Jim, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Celebrities, Jim Belushi, James Belushi

The Oregonian

New WGN America witch trial drama 'Salem' is devilishly dumb

The new TV series "Salem" is not, alas, a true-life tale set in Oregon's capital city.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Movies

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WOC-AM Davenport

Ed Sheeran announces first solo U.S. tour

Ed Sheeran has booked his first-ever headlining tour in the U.S. The British singer-songwriter has announced new dates across North America, on the heels of the release of his single, "Sing" and an appearance on "Saturday Night Live."


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, North America Travel, Chicago Travel, Celebrities, Country, Hot Chicks, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Ed Sheeran Announces First-Ever North American Headline Arena Tour

Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced plans for his first-ever headlining arena tour of North America.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ed Sheeran, Theater, Arts, The a-Team, Hip-Hop

Fri Apr 11, 2014

National Public Radio

Kristen Wiig Gets Serious For Alice Munro Adaptation

The new film Hateship Loveship was adapted from an Alice Munro short story and stars Saturday Night Live alumna Kristen Wiig in a performance that's a far cry from her outrageous characters on the comedy show.


Related Topix: Kristen Wiig

Thu Apr 10, 2014


Hannibal Buress On Moving To New York With '$200 And Dreams'

Hannibal Buress knows how to hustle. In addition to touring as a standup comedian regularly across the country, he hosts a weekly comedy night at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.


Related Topix: New York

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Red Eye Chicago

So fresh and so clean

Sometimes, you just need to stop and smell the bleach. Wait, what? That appeared to be the premise behind Clorox's Ick Awards, hosted Wednesday night on Twitter by Second City alum Rachel Dratch, who performed alongside current cast members to suggestions from the Twitterverse.


Related Topix: Twitter, Brian Doyle-Murray, Rachel Dratch, Entertainment

Tue Apr 08, 2014

River Front Times

Talking with Joel Hodgson About Mystery Science Theater 3000's Iconic Music

Our favorite cult comedy about robots in space riffing on cheesy movies recently celebrated its silver anniversary.


Related Topix: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Joel Hodgson

Sun Apr 06, 2014


Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 4/06/2014

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Related Topix: According to Jim, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Celebrities, Jim Belushi, James Belushi, Arkansas


Now Playing Onstage in Thousand Oaks - Week of 4/06/2014

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Related Topix: Jayne Eastwood, Kathryn Greenwood, Teresa Pavlinek

Wed Apr 02, 2014


Chicago Improv Festival Returns Bigger and Better in 2014

Spring has returned, maybe, better news - the amazing CIF has definitely returned.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Horatio Sanz, 30 Rock

The Local Tourist

Chicago Improv Festival 2014

There's nothing second rate about the comedy scene in Chicago. The Second City, IO, the Playground - and many other theaters, troupes and groups citywide - prove that on a daily basis but it's all driven home once a year in an uproariously hilarious festival featuring the nation's best improvisers.


Related Topix: Brian Doyle-Murray

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Film School Rejects

SNL's 'Dyke & Fats' Is the Subversive Cop Show We All Need

The joke is that it's hard to say. Well, it's hard to say if you're not the sort of person who is prone to spouting off insulting and derogatory terms about people based on their sexual orientation or weight or race or whathaveyou with ease.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Gay/Lesbian

Sun Mar 30, 2014

The Huffington Post

SNL's 'Dyke & Fats' Is The Aidy Bryant/Kate McKinnon Cop Show You'd Totally Watch

"Saturday Night Live" ended its Louis C.K.-hosted episode with a short look at something we could watch a lot more of: a new cop show called "Dyke & Fats."


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Louis C.K., Last Comic Standing, Reality TV, Amy Poehler

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Daily Herald

Improv festival brings acts far and wide to Chicago, Schaumburg

The Improv Bandits from Auckland, New Zealand, make a return to the Chicago Improv Festival.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Chicago Travel, Travel, Chicago, IL, Schaumburg, IL, New Zealand, World News

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Albany Times Union

Belushi enjoys role as comedy

What Nashville is to country music, Chicago is to improv comedy. From the venerable Second City troupe, founded in 1959, to dozens of small bars and clubs that feature improv nights, Chicago is the mecca of the improv scene, where the best go to hone their craft in front of the most discerning audiences in the country.


Related Topix: Brian Doyle-Murray, According to Jim, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, The Defenders, Saturday Night Live, Celebrities, James Belushi


Highlights from Late Night with Seth Meyers Monologue - 3/26

Below, check out highlights from "Late Night with Seth Meyers " monologue from the 3/26 broadcast: The Obama Administration has given Americans another month to sign up for Obamacare as long as they check a box on the website saying they tried to sign up before the original deadline.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Seth Meyers

Wed Mar 26, 2014


'The First Non-Almost Billionaire Comic': Q&A With Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress is having a bit of a he's-everywhere moment right now. The former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock writer can be found as the sidekick on Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show and as love interest Lincoln on Comedy Central's Broad City , in addition to providing voices for two animated series: FX's Chozen and Adult Swim's China, IL.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, New York, SXSW, Inc, Movies

Mon Mar 24, 2014


Famed actor/comedian Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy...

A favorite of film, television and stage audiences alike, Jim Belushi is one of the great leading character actors, who is equally adept in drama as he is in comedy, and a gifted performer who can hold a room as front man of a rhythm and blues band.


Related Topix: Comedy, According to Jim, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Celebrities, Jim Belushi, James Belushi, Larry Joe Campbell