| Jan 16, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Chicago lost a longtime member of the city’s sketch and improv scene last week. Performer and teacher Mike Enriquez, who mentored current “Saturday Night Live” featured players Vanessa Bayer and Paul Brittain, died Thursday at St. Joseph...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Last year, local sketch performers Mark Raterman and Tim Robinson (late of Second City's mainstage) created and starred in a TV pilot for Comedy Central called "My Mans." It was produced by Bob Odenkirk — a revered name in comedy circles...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:45 PM
After years spent making her mark as a writer and performer on "The Office," Mindy Kaling is branching out with her own show. A hospital workplace comedy that knowingly tackles rom-com cliches, "The Mindy Project" debuts at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 on Fox and...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:18 AM
In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games.
Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:40 AM
For six days in September, several cities across the globe simultaneously host panels, events and more to celebrate Social Media Week (Sept. 24-28). Like social media but don’t necessarily want to get involved as a techie, an entrepreneur or a...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Social Media Week is fast approaching--Sept. 24-28--and Chicago is taking center stage with more than 90 events around the city as part of the global celebration of social media nerdery. RedEye's been on the social media game for years and years--we...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:18 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Of the three new “Saturday Night Live” cast members hired from Chicago for this season, Cecily Strong (a.k.a. “The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party,” featured on “Weekend Update”) has made...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The iO Theater is moving. On Friday, owner Charna Halpern purchased a new space for her long-running comedy enterprise, signaling an end to iO's presence in Wrigleyville after nearly two decades.
Currently located at the corner of Clark and Addison,...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 2:05 PM
If you compare working on a TV show to going to school, "Raising Hope" star Lucas Neff had a heck of a summer break.
"It's a lot of sleep deprivation, but it's good," Neff told me during a phone conversation Sunday. "It's a lot of fun."
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:54 AM
The sixth season of “Jersey Shore” isn’t scheduled to begin filming until the summer and its spinoff, “The Pauly D Project,” isn’t filling the void like you had hoped, so this might be your only chance to get your...