| Jun 16, 2015
| 8:40 AM
With an election year approaching in 2016, comedian and political commentator Bill Maher should be in rare form for his one night at the Pearl at the Palms on Oct. 24.
Maher just wrapped up his first headlining tour in Europe, playing to sold-out houses...
| May 21, 2015
| 7:10 AM
Because of his role as a single dad on the long-running ABC sitcom "Full House" and his concurrent hosting of "America's Funniest Home Videos," Bob Saget seemed squeaky clean to millions of Americans — especially those who had never seen his...
| May 21, 2015
| 6:43 AM
When Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, he set in motion the adoption of a new constitution, with an emphasis on equality of rights and opportunities. This openness was not just intended for blacks. It extended to LGBT citizens,...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 5:06 AM
After years of grumbling about the massive sorcerer's hat blocking the exterior view of the Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the structure was removed early this year.
Now some attention has been paid to the interior content of the...
| May 18, 2015
| 6:42 AM
A lot of red noses have been passing through Walgreens stores, and it has nothing to do with spring allergy season.
The Deerfield-based drugstore chain has seen a run on comical red foam noses, which it has been selling in advance of the inaugural Red...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 10:55 PM
The wife of Robin Williams and his children will have more time to hash out their dispute over the late actor's estate.
His wife, Susan Schneider Williams, and his children have been working to resolve their issues through negotiations and mediation but...
| May 22, 2015
| 8:30 AM
Comedian Margaret Cho goes “psyCHO” when she embarks on her national U.S. tour this fall with a stop in Las Vegas. Cho heads to Treasure Island on Friday, Oct. 16, with all new material that includes the single life, Bruce Jenner’s...
| May 19, 2015
| 10:06 AM
The American Visionary Art Museum's "Flicks From the Hill" free outdoor movie series will begin July 9 with "Jaws" and end seven weeks later with "The Wizard of Oz."
This marks the 11th year AVAM will sponsor the series, featuring family-friendly...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 9:00 AM
"They keep waking me up!"
A sleepy audience member actually said this, midperformance, during a Chicago production of the play "Faulkner's Bicycle" in 2001. The actors onstage, one gathers, were interfering with the guy's nap.
When I asked actors from...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 11:05 AM
One of the joys of spring and summer is the opportunity to see movies outdoors, under an evening sky with a gentle breeze blowing past.
The inflatable screens aren't quite as great as the state-of-the-art technology you'll find in your local cineplex,...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 4:48 PM
Hannibal Buress was one of the few comedians who called out Justin Bieber's roast for what it probably was: a way to get back in the public's good graces.
The embattled pop star was made the butt of jokes during the Comedy Central Roast, which...