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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.
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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 .
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.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Thousand Oaks - Week of 4/06/2014
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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.
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.
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.
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."
Fri Mar 28, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.