RIP Mike Nichols, EGOT-winning director and comedian
Mike Nichols, the celebrated comedian and director who achieved the rare feat of winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards in his lifetime, has died. Nichols was 83. His death was announced this morning by the president of ABC News. Nichols had been married for the past 26 years to ABC News anchor... [Read More]
 
Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong to host White House Correspondents’ Dinner
The White House Correspondents’ Association announced Saturday Night Live comedian Cecily Strong to be the headliner of their annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in the spring. Strong showcased her political commentaries alongside Seth Meyers behind the Weekend Update desk before b... [Read More]
 
Lamarr Houston Celebration Injury Video Compared To Stephen Tulloch’s! Bears End Hurts Knee While Celebrating Sack In Blowout Loss; May Be Out For Season
Lamarr Houston and the Chicago Bears defense stood out for all the wrong reasons on Sunday, giving up a team-record 38 points in the first half of a blowout loss to the New England Patriots. So it was a bit odd when the defensive end performed a sack dance late in the fourth quarter, with his team d... [Read More]
 
Chicago Comedy and Theater Great Sheldon Patinkin Dies at 79
by Megh Wright The Chicago theater and comedy community lost a big name yesterday with the news that Sheldon Patinkin, who mentored countless performers and directors and was an icon of the Second City community, died at age 79. Patinkin worked as the chair of Columbia College Chicago's theater depa... [Read More]
 
Talking About the End of Chicago's Upstairs Gallery
by Griffin Wenzler The Upstairs Gallery started in September of 2010 as a small performance space in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. It is now one of the city’s best known comedy theaters. After four years of putting up some of the most exciting and experimental theater in Chicago,... [Read More]
 
Meet The Comics: Miguel Dalmau, Chris Lamberth, & Dan Perlman
It’s that time again ladies and gents to Meet the Comics!  In this edition, AmericasComedy got to hang with three up and coming comics who rock the mics in New York City and are on their grind daily.  Miguel Dalmau, Chris Lamberth, and Dan Perlman keep full schedules by balancin... [Read More]
 
Chicago Comedian Dan Ronan Passed Away on Friday
by Bradford Evans Chicago-based comedian Dan Ronan passed away Friday at the tragically young age of 24. Ronan, who began doing comedy at 15, was a writer/performer for The Late Live Show and a regular at The Lincoln Lodge and other spots around the Chicago comedy scene. Ronan struggled with su... [Read More]
 
Nick Vatterott is recording an album in Chicago on June 14th
New York comedian Nick Vatterott is recording a comedy album this Saturday for Comedy Central Records. Presented by Chicago Underground Comedy, Vatterott will be recording his album, entitled For Amusement Only, over two shows on June 14th at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL. Vatterott is a high-ener... [Read More]
 
Kurt Braunohler just departed on his jetski trip down the Mississippi river to #getwet4goats
In case you were wondering. Kurt Braunohler is currently on is way down the Mississippi River as he’s travelling from Chicago down to New Orleans to raise money for goats as part of his new web series Roustabout. After a photo op with the Mayor of Chicago (aka Wyatt Cenac) Kurt took off on his... [Read More]
 
10 Comedy albums that do cover art right
Pilot season may be over, but album season seems to be in full swing with a heavy line-up of new comedy albums being recorded and released over the next few weeks. With Andy Haynes‘ debut album release yesterday, it was a great reminder that comedy album artwork doesn’t have to be bad. H... [Read More]