| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 5:39 AM
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&...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
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,...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:25 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:54 AM
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...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:18 PM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
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...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:51 PM
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...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:28 PM
William Shatner jokingly told new “Star Wars” director J.J. Abrams during a sketch on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last week that the franchise should revolve around Captain Kirk, the character Shatner famously played on “...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:57 AM
"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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:18 AM
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.