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]
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]