| Apr 19, 2012
One of "Chicago's Very Own" is being honored tomorrow night for his role as a Chicago television pioneer. Marshall Brodien, Bozo's wacky wizard Wizzo, is being inducted into the National Television Academy's Silver Circle. And as WGN's Dean Richards...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:21 PM
"Lonesome Traveler" had plenty of company Saturday at the Laguna Playhouse gala opening.
The Rubicon Theatre Co.'s ode to American folk music had the sold-out audience spontaneously singing along and the enthusiasm didn't end when the curtain came down....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Watch out Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy. There's a budding comedy superstar nipping at your heels.
In Hampton Roads, comedian Kevin Hart is selling tickets at a blazing pace. Promoters announced Friday that the actor and stand-up man will perform a...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Fifteen minutes before the Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats faced off at the United Center Saturday, comedian Kevin Hart was on his phone, trying to get an extra ticket to the game for his friend.
Hart didn’t expect to make it to the game by tip-off. He...
| Dec 7, 2011
Stanley Robertson, who broke color barriers as a pioneering black network television program executive at NBC in the 1960s and '70s and later as a movie studio production executive, has died. He was 85.
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| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
It's over, right? The U.S. Open is now the U.S. Closed. Rory McIlroy is torching the course at Congressional and making the rest of the field look like the C-flight at the Stoneybrook West member-guest. McIlroy is...
| Jun 19, 2011
From "King Lear" to "Leave it to Beaver," works of fiction have featured memorable dads. Here's a Father's Day sampler:
1. Chevy Chase plays Clark Griswold in four "Vacation" feature films, but Clark's two kids are played by different actors in each....
| Feb 9, 2012
Michael Winslow, of "Police Academy" fame, is the Man of 10,000 Sound Effects and he's using his sound effects to help kids engage in reading and learning. Along with Bill Cosby, he's producing a series of children's educational books that illustrate...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Comedian Kevin Hart on Saturday made an incendiary entrance at the first of his four shows at Hampton Coliseum.
He slowly rose from beneath the stage amid billowing red smoke, then glided toward the audience aboard a conveyor belt. Next, tall jets of...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:58 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 19, "The Simpsons" marks an extraordinary feat -- its 500th episode.
The characters, which began as droopier versions in 20-second cartoons on "The Tracey Ullman Show," have evolved, as creator Matt Groening and star Dan Castellaneta...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:33 PM
When he was 4, Jonathan Kite, who plays lewd short-order cook Oleg on CBS' "2 Broke Girls," did his first impression.
His dad was a movie buff, so Kite impersonated Peter Lorre. By the time Kite was 8, he had expanded his repertoire. His mom would take...