Review: John Mulaney “The Comeback Kid” (Netflix)
As a comedian, Mulaney is much more interested in breaking down the rules of language than he is literal laws of society. Whether it’s an old boss he had while temping who claimed he was “too old to be a duckling, quack quack,” or a woman he passed on the street who exclaimed: &ldq... [Read More]
Episode #26: Ali Farahnakian
Ali Farahnakian is living the American comedy dream. Born in Iran and raised in North Carolina, Ali moved to Chicago after college and fell right in with The Second City, improv Olympic and the teachings of Del Close and Charna Halpern. Saying "Yes, And" to life led him to becoming and original memb... [Read More]
Episode #24: W. Kamau Bell
For two seasons over two different channels (FX and FXX), W. Kamau Bell joined elite company as host of his own late-night TV talk show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. He'll return to your cable TV on a regular basis in 2016 as host of United Shades of America on CNN. In between, he […] [Read More]
Second City Chicago Is Back in Business This Week
Second City has announced its first live comedy shows since a fire destroyed its offices last month. In a press release today, the Chicago improv theater revealed that it’s set to resume shows at its Mainstage Theatre three weeks after the August fire beginning with a special performance for t... [Read More]
The Return of The Defiant Thomas Brothers
Seth Thomas and Paul Thomas (no relations) of The Defiant Thomas Brothers were known for their social satire, not being afraid to talk about race, and their hilarious music. They were the acclaimed sketch comedy duo that in a very short amount of time took Chicago, and then New York at the HBO&rsquo... [Read More]
Kevin Hart Compares Lil Rel To Bernie Mac , Talk Chicago Comedy And More In Vulture
Tomorrow night, Lil Rel Howery will release his first ever hour special, which will be presented by Kevin Hart. In a special one on one interview for Vulture, Kevin spoke to the Chicago native about his origin, comedy influences, and future plans. As Kevin spoke on Rel’s style he went on to c... [Read More]
Here’s your first peek at Lil Rel Howery’s new special “RELevent”
Here’s your first look at Lil Rel Howery’s brand new special RELevent which hits television September 5 on Comedy Central. Oh, did we mention it’s presented by Kevin Hart. In his debut special Rel covers family and his upbringing. The Chicago native is not only a comedian, but an a... [Read More]
First Look Of Lil Rel’s ‘RELevent’ Special On Comedy Central
Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows On September 5th, Lil Rel Howery will take Comedy Central viewers back to Chicago for his first ever hour special, RELevent. Apart of Kevin Hart presents, Rel will go over his upbringing, family, and more. The network has released some first l... [Read More]
The Second City complex destroyed by an extra-alarm fire in Chicago
Yesterday afternoon, a fire broke out in Chicago’s Old Town that destroyed the offices of The Second City theater company. Four firefighters and another person were injured. It’s also been reported that it did not spread to the building housing the theater’s stages. “At one p... [Read More]
Episode #14: Paul Scheer
Paul Scheer currently stars on the FX series, The League, co-stars on the ABC sitcom Fresh Off The Boat as well as the Hulu series, The Hotwives, which he also executive produces. Along with his longtime comedy buddy, Rob Huebel, Scheer just realized an all-star comedy showcase bus tour called Crash... [Read More]