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  • Forget NBC, the NHL is perfect for Comedy Central

    Welcome to the NHL Yuk-Yuk Lounge, and remember, there’s a two-drink minimum for customers --- a six-pack minimum for referees. We’ve got a great show planned, but there are always some surprises. You just never know how many Brendan...
  • Ron Paul, aka the invisible candidate

    A moment ago, I Googled "Ron Paul ignored by media" and came up with 9,222 links. That's a lot of stories about someone being ignored. Here's what happened. In last weekend's Iowa Straw Poll of GOP presidential candidates, the Texas congressman had an...
  • Daum: Christopher Hitchens gets the last laugh

    Daum: Christopher Hitchens gets the last laugh
    As fans of the late Christopher Hitchens cycle through the five stages of grief, it's interesting to see which of his opinions can still inspire the kind of anger that is unlikely to ever fade into acceptance. There are, of course, the obvious candidates:...
  • A little advice turns into Seinfeld directing for 'Colin Quinn: Long Story Short'

    A little advice turns into Seinfeld directing for 'Colin Quinn: Long Story Short'
    Jerry Seinfeld and Colin Quinn seem like comedic opposites. Seinfeld is primarily observational; Quinn is primarily analytical. Seinfeld is disciplined and intense; Quinn is easygoing and meandering. Seinfeld is absurdist; Quinn is satirical. On his...
  • 'MasterChef' auditions coming to Chicago, 'House Hunters' hits Lou Malnati's, Common cast in indie film

    'MasterChef' auditions coming to Chicago, 'House Hunters' hits Lou Malnati's, Common cast in indie film
    If you’re a great cook and wouldn’t mind getting screamed at by a guy who looks like a Scottish Nick Nolte, the casting directors of Fox’s “MasterChef” want to talk to you. The Gordon Ramsay-hosted reality show will hold...
  • Interview: Shaq roasting The Hoff? Diesel says it almost happened

    Interview: Shaq roasting The Hoff? Diesel says it almost happened
    Which nickname is future NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal going by now that’s he’s retired? Big Daddy? Superman? Shaq Fu? The Big Aristotle? Nope. Diesel. I know this because that’s how he introduced himself when I answered...
  • Interview: Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is fluffy, and piping hot

    Interview: Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is fluffy, and piping hot
    Most stand-up comedians dream of following in the foot steps of Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, Bernie Mac and Louis C.K. and having their own sitcoms. Not Gabriel Iglesias. At least, not right now. Iglesis – who describes himself as “fluffy&...
  • My favorite moments of 2012

    My favorite moments of 2012
    Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
  • Going one-on-one with Paula Poundstone

    Going one-on-one with Paula Poundstone
    Paula Poundstone lives in Santa Monica, Calif. "We're near the Jack in the Box," she says. "But I don't like to brag." And although she doesn't perform her stand-up comedy in Chicago often, she's here all the time. She's become almost as well-known as a...
  • 'Book of Mormon' announces Chicago cast, including James Vincent Meredith

    'Book of Mormon' announces Chicago cast, including James Vincent Meredith
    NEW YORK — The Chicago cast of the satirical musical "The Book of Mormon" will feature Nic Rouleau, the current star of the Broadway company, in the central role of Elder Price, along with Ben Platt (known for his work in the movie “Pitch...
  • Midwest native looks east in 'Somewhere Between'

    Midwest native looks east in 'Somewhere Between'
    "I am a child stuck between two countries," says 15-year-old Fang "Jenni" Lee in the insightful new documentary "Somewhere Between." Adopted at age 5 and raised in Berkeley, Calif., she is one of roughly 80,000 girls who have come to the U.S. since...