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  • A night of improv comedy based on a unlikely subject — death

    A night of improv comedy based on a unlikely subject — death
    Before the performance, Sara Shafran wasn't sure what to expect.
  • Tello Films incubates web series

    Tello Films incubates web series
    Midway through its second season, Comedy Central's "Broad City" has made its mark not only for being funny and audacious, but also because the show's central dynamic is one that rarely anchors a sitcom anymore — that of a deep and abiding friendship...

    Swanberg movies bought post-Sundance

    After married filmmakers Joe and Kris Swanberg each debuted their movies at Sundance last month, both have seen their work picked up for theatrical release. Joe Swamberg’s comedic drama about marriage called “Digging For Fire”...

    Emmy nominations reinforce Chicago's rep as comedy training ground

    Emmy nominations reinforce Chicago's rep as comedy training ground
    Nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmys include several former Chicagoans, continuing a trend from years past. The 2011 winner for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, Plainfield native and “Mike & Molly” star Melissa McCarthy, was again...

    REVIEW: 'Live! Tonight! With Kevin and Nick' at iO Theater

    REVIEW: 'Live! Tonight! With Kevin and Nick' at iO Theater
    Both a lampoon of late-night talk shows and a sincere (if twisted) homage to form, the show devised by Kevin Knickerbocker and Nick Mestad for their Tuesday night slot at iO feels like they're picking up where David Letterman has mostly left off these...