| Dec 25, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Literary fisticuffs abound at Write Club, where opponents duke it out with lightning-fast essays on pre-assigned, opposing topics. But is it really literature as blood sport?
"The stakes are real," says founder and self-proclaimed overlord Ian Belknap....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Chris Hardwick is a busy guy. He runs the popular podcast and website The Nerdist and travels the county doing standup. Last fall, his "Talking Dead," the popular aftershow in which he and guests dissect each episode of "The Walking Dead," grew to an...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:37 AM
After the coffee. Before becoming way overexposed.
The Skinny: I'm on a standup comedy kick right now, with Maria Bamford's new album playing on Spotify as I write this. Friday's headlines include box offices previews and the return of cigarette...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Bill Maher, Seth Meyers and Bob Newhart are among the old school-new school headliners of TBS Just for Laughs Chicago, the Chicago franchise of the Montreal-based comedy festival. It's slated for June 11-16 at various venues around the city, including the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Seth Meyers and Hannibal Buress are coming home for the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival in June.
Evanston native Meyers, who runs the "Saturday Night Live" writers' room and "Weekend Update," is one of the festival's anchors--get...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:22 AM
TBS Just For Laughs Chicago has added Russell Brand, Pete Holmes, Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, Doug Benson, Todd Glass, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Jon Glaser, TJ & Dave, Horatio Sanz, Matt Walsh, Brad Morris and Joe Nunez to its festival line-up....
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:25 AM
No joke. A new comedy club is opening up inside a movie theater in Hollywood.
In the latest effort by exhibitors to reinvent themselves and draw new patrons, the Chinese 6 Theatre complex is partnering with veteran comedy producers Jeru Tillman and...
| Oct 10, 2013
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Il Divo at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Blood Sweat & Tears at Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, winners of "The Voice" and "America's Got Talent" at Miller Symphony Hall......
| Sep 4, 2013
FXX gets its game face on tonight with the launch of new seasons of three hit shows: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and late-night talker Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, which is going from weekly to nightly. It's Always Sunny in...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 12:46 PM
This week, Todd Barry is performing at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville, a newish Connecticut rock club whose focus is, like many rock clubs, expanded to include comedy.
In 2005, the standup documentary “The Comedians of Comedy” included...
| Dec 2, 2010
â€œI love Maria Bamford. She makes me laugh. I think she's hysterically funny. She performs all over the place [in L.A]. Have you seen her? She's so funny â€” she's one of the few people that really makes you laugh hard, who's doing something so inte...