| May 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:50 PM
"Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The Film Independent Spirit Awards are the penultimate stop before the Oscars -- but with just one day to go before the Academy Awards, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis had reached her red carpet threshold.
As her publicist told her she had a few more...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:23 PM
The Cable Show 2011 -- a three-day cable expo at McCormick Place -- will feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Kelsey Grammer, Paris Hilton, Kendra Wilkinson, Fred Armisen and Bill and Giuliana Rancic.
Winfrey will sit down with Paula Zahn at the Cable...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 3:16 PM
Yes, Seth Meyers and "SNL" character Stefon (Bill Hader) are supposed to be on their summer vacation together, but Meyers still has time for Chicago.
"You know, I'm thinking by June 18 we might need a couple of days apart," Meyers joked when we talked on...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 11:14 PM
Carrie Brownstein is rolling on the stage while simultaneously trying to play her guitar and break it. The normally reserved Mary Timony is right there with her, grinning while playing her guitar behind her back. Rebecca Cole keeps the keyboard bass...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 9:20 AM
“Avatar” and “Clash of the Titans” star Sam Worthington will visit Chicago on Wednesday to promote his upcoming heist thriller “Man on a Ledge.” The 35-year-old actor will meet with media to discuss “Man on a...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Have you ever sat down to watch an episode from a full season DVD set of a TV series, and found yourself still on the couch hours later watching just one more episode?
That was Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's inspiration for the latest episode of...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:46 PM
And now from the "been-there, done-that" department: A couple of scrawny, virginal teens with no parental supervision dream of becoming "cooler than hell" and, of course, getting laid.
That's the concept behind FX's new animated sitcom "Unsupervised" (9:...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:30 AM
Dogs love dog parks but the fenced in public spaces have a way of bringing out the worst in some people.
Leave it to the folks behind the hit television show "Portlandia" to skewer dog park culture.
In the new season of the sketch-style comedy that airs...