| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:16 AM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Many of you know that I'm not Hillary Clinton's biggest fan.
But I would never question whether she was right in the head. Instead, what bothers me is that dark, crusty clump of carbon that some may confuse with a soul.
Before crazed hordes of...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Now there are two.
Two smart, tough and articulate women who could be president.
Thirty years after Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman on the presidential ticket of a major party, we have two women who could easily lead that ticket in 2016....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Well that was fast.
The video of an altercation involving unofficial Cubs mascot Billy Cub appeared Tuesday on Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0” just weeks after it was uploaded to YouTube. In the viral video, Billy Cub punches a bar patron...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Demetri Martin has been cast in the culture as something of a precious figure, the indie jokester sprite spinning out twee observations on the foibles of modern life.
That's not the guy who played Lincoln Hall Thursday.
For one thing, he has no facial...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Jordan Klepper, the newest addition to "The Daily Show," doesn't mind risking a little poison ingestion if it is in the name of comedy. And if that doesn't bode well for his future as a correspondent on the show, I don't know what does. More on that...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:15 PM
It’s not easy being an atheist.
A new Pew poll found that atheism ranked at the bottom of a list of 16 traits that might affect someone’s view of a 2016 presidential candidate. (People are more likely to vote for someone who uses pot, has...
| Dec 22, 2011
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:...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby.
"He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:18 AM
Natasha Leggero somehow went from being the target of death threats to the envy of the comedy community in a span of a few days.
The Rockford-born comedian came under fire when she referenced SpaghettiOs' controversial Pearl Harbor tweet during NBC's...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Chicago's live-lit scene is a robust one, with storytelling events filling up the calendar every month. They're cheap to produce, and I suspect they tap into a desire among audiences to experience something without a screen of one sort or another...