Why Chicago Is the Best City in America for Young Standups
A comedian I know just moved to Chicago after two years in Los Angeles. Hearing the news, another comic asked “Are they nuts? If you’re already in L.A., you might as well stay and figure it out. No regional scene can beat having to measure yourself every day against the best in the busin... [Read More]
Kyle Kinane announces May tour dates, include homecoming shows in Chicago
Kyle Kinane has announced a fresh batch of US tour dates. Kinane, a Los Angeles resident, is touring back towards his hometown of Chicago where he’ll pack the venerable rock institution known as The Metro for 2 shows. Expect a ton of new material there and all the upcoming dates. Kyle’s ... [Read More]
Conner O’Malley and Carmen Christopher Play Wrigleyville Bros Mark and Matt
To celebrate opening day for the Chicago Cubs, Conner O’Malley teamed up with Carmen Christopher to make a brand new video where the two transform into diehard Cubs fans and Wrigleyville experts Mark and Matt. If you’re not familiar with the local culture of Wrigley Field’s next-do... [Read More]
The Dark Side of Storytelling
Over the past few years, storytelling has become one of the fastest growing forms of comedy in the country in no small part because of the rise of shows on NPR like This American Life and the Moth. The Moth’s Storyslam has provided a unifying force for the storytelling scene, as well as a crud... [Read More]
Second City’s Harold Ramis Film School Opens This Fall
The Second City is expanding with the launch of a comedy-focused film school. According to The Chicago Tribune, Second City Chicago is set to open “the world’s first film school dedicated to comedy,” which it’s named after one of its most famous filmmaker alums: The Harold Ra... [Read More]
Episode #58: Hannibal Buress
Hannibal Buress, threw himself a big ol’ bash when he turned 30. By then, Hannibal already had released two albums and a Comedy Central special, written for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, won an American Comedy Award, and was providing straight-man sidekick glances for The Eric Andre Show. I... [Read More]
Episode #58: Hannibal Buress
Hannibal Buress, threw himself a big ol’ bash when he turned 30. By then, Hannibal already had released two albums and a Comedy Central special, written for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, won an American Comedy Award, and was providing straight-man sidekick glances for The Eric Andre Show. I... [Read More]
Deon Cole Set To Tape First Ever Comedy Central Special
This February, Deon Cole is going to finally tape his first ever Comedy Central special. It was revealed that the Black-ish and now Tribeca star is to film in front of a live audience at The Lincoln Theater in Washington D.C.. Comedy Central put out an early press news on the upcoming taping. Deon ... [Read More]
How The Katydids Turned an Improv Group Into the New Sitcom ‘Teachers’
If you’ve had a chance to watch the pilot episode of Teachers, the new comedy coming to TV Land on January 13th, then you know what a treat we’re all in for. The sneak peak episode premiered after the MTV Music Awards in August and is now available on Hulu, Amazon, iTunes and just about ... [Read More]
How The Katydids Turned an Improv Group Into the New Sitcom ‘Teachers’
If you’ve had a chance to watch the pilot episode of Teachers, the new comedy coming to TV Land on January 13th, then you know what a treat we’re all in for. The sneak peak episode premiered after the MTV Music Awards in August and is now available on Hulu, Amazon, iTunes and just about ... [Read More]