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  • 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...
  • What's your take: Comedians working for free at iO

    What's your take: Comedians working for free at iO
    There has been debate brewing the past few weeks among comedy performers in New York concerning the issue of pay. Often, stand-up comedians with a certain level of experience can score paying gigs at New York clubs. Recently, more and more stand-ups...
  • Tired of cable TV disputes, bills? More are cutting the cord

    A lot of people are sick of the money-grubbing spat between Time Warner Cable and CBS, which has resulted in CBS, Showtime and other channels being unavailable to the cable company's subscribers since Aug. 2. For Alan Ehrlich, this was the last straw....
  • 'Schlub Life': Comedy Central pilot coming from locals

    A group of Chicago sketch and improv performers are making a sitcom pilot for Comedy Central called “Schlub Life,” about “two out-of-work and out-of-shape husbands and their exasperated wives who begrudgingly provide the good life for...
  • Interview: It's nice to be the 'Queen of Mean'

    Interview: It's nice to be the 'Queen of Mean'
    We haven’t seen the last of Lisa Lampanelli on the Comedy Central Roasts, not according to the “Queen of Mean” herself. Lampanelli, the 51-year-old insult comic who performs Saturday at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, said she...
  • Being numb to it all no longer big shock

    Being numb to it all no longer big shock
    Sometime in the next few weeks, if you're walking down Fullerton Avenue around DePaul University and have 15 minutes to spare, duck into the tidy brick building alongside the CTA station. Here you will find the DePaul Art Museum, an institution so...
  • Rockford comedian Natasha Leggero debuts YouTube talk show

    Rockford comedian Natasha Leggero debuts YouTube talk show
    We all wanted to see more of Natasha Leggero after her ruthless performance during the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, and now we’ll get to thanks to the Rockford native’s new weekly YouTube show for the Jash Network. “Tubbin&...
  • Anders Holm loves that Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus are 'Workaholics' fans

    Anders Holm loves that Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus are 'Workaholics' fans
    First Miley Cyrus expressed her love for Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” by tweeting “Workaholics please come back” in July. Now fellow pop star Justin Bieber is giving his endorsement to the cult hit about three hard-partying...
  • Star Wars is overrated: Blasphemy or truth?

    Star Wars is overrated: Blasphemy or truth?
    May the Force be dissipated. Seriously. Let it go already. And as that happens, may mentions of "the Force" also fade away, except in the case of big-city cops talking about their place of employment. Maybe I'm late to the noticing party, but I feel...