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  • New ArtsQuest festival to get second year

    New ArtsQuest festival to get second year
    An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year, it has been announced.
  • ArtsQuest's SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival to get a second year

    ArtsQuest's SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival to get a second year
    An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year. The second SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival will be held Jan. 31 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the organization says on its website, http://www.artsquest....

    Review: 'The Hotwives of Orlando'

    There are inherent problems with attempting to spoof reality TV: The genre so frequently borders on self-parody it's difficult to outflank its extremes; plus, those who don't watch the stuff probably won't care, and those who avidly do don't always have a...

    The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    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...

    Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade

    Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade
    Sometimes, size does matter. In the case of the 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival, this translates to more than 200 acts at 21 venues in 11 categories including long-form, short-form, experimental, musical and—wait for it—puppetry. That...