Kanye West’s Smile With Scottie Pippen At Chicago Bulls Game Turns To A Scowl When Rapper Realizes He’s On Camera; Watch The Hilarious Vine Video!
Kanye West is known for his refusal to smile in pictures. So when he was caught laughing on camera at a basketball game this weekend, it was a rare sight. But it didn’t last very long. West’s grin quickly turned upside down once he realized he was being watched, as the rapper refuses to ... [Read More]
 
Diving Into Late Night Head-First with Saurin Choksi
by Isaac Kozell As a kid growing up in Texas, Saurin Choksi always loved comedy. After graduating college and moving to Detroit to take a job working for Ford, Choksi decided to do something about that love: he started taking classes at Second City. He worked his way up the improv school's chain bef... [Read More]
 
Al Jackson stand-up comedy television taping taking place May 7 at the Vic Theatre in Chicago
Al Jackson is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and TV/radio personality best known for his 30-minute Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson special, and for his role as host of the BAFTA-nominated BBC series, Officially Amazing. Al has also be seen on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, ... [Read More]
 
The Next Wave 2015: The Top Up-and-Coming Comics Outside of NY and LA
by Samantha Pitchel Welcome to the second semi-annual edition of The Next Wave, Splitsider’s roundup of exciting new comic voices from around the country. Though Los Angeles and New York City are home to the country’s biggest comedy industries, they aren’t the only cities with thr... [Read More]
 
Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber: Hannibal Buress will take you as his guest. For a price. For charity!
Hannibal Buress seems excited for Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber, where he will verbally demolish the trouble-making pop star along with comedians Natasha Leggero, Jeffrey Ross, Chris D’Elia and Roast Master Kevin Hart. Buress wants you and a lucky friend to accompany him to the... [Read More]
 
Stream “Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago” free all month long
Hannibal has come a long way since 2002 when he started doing stand-up in Chicago. Then there were the days when he would travel between Chicago and New York playing shows anywhere. It was at one of these shows that I had a chance meeting with him as we were both performing the same night […]... [Read More]
 
“Detroiters” comedy pilot produced by Jason Sudeikis & Broadway Video ordered by Comedy Central
Comedy Central jumps head first into pilot season with an order for Detroiters. The idea revolves around two local ad men who make low-budget commercials in Detroit. But, much like the city in which they live, the best friends aspire to achieve greater things. The show will be executive pr... [Read More]
 
Nate Craig is recording an album January 8-10 in Chicago
Many comedians are kicking off 2015 by recording a comedy album, including LA comedian Nate Craig. Announced via Twitter, Craig will be recording a new album at Zanies in Chicago this week, January 8-10. This will be Craig’s second album after 2013’s Infinity. Craig started performi... [Read More]
 
Best of 2014: Best comedy festivals
If you look not very hard you can find yourself a comedy festival pretty much any weekend in the country. Some are new to the scene looking to make a splash with their local scene while some have all the A-list comedic talent you could find. Being spread all around this great nation, our staff [&hel... [Read More]
 
Louis CK announces end of tour dates shows in Chicago, and with one-night only at LA’s Forum and Madison Square Garden in New York, get ready
Louis C.K. just announced he’ll be hitting Chicago, New York, and LA before beginning production on Season 5 of Louie. First up, two shows at Chicago Theater Jan. 5th and 6th followed by the mack daddy of them all, a one off show at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Jan. 7th. He’ll close t... [Read More]