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  • The best of Chicago fringe theater in 2012

    The best of Chicago fringe theater in 2012
    Life on the fringe can be precarious, and this year three small Chicago theater companies with a combined 31 seasons among them decided to call it quits: BackStage Theatre and Caffeine Theatre (both on our best-of compilations in the past) and New Leaf...
  • Autopsy: Man who fell down hotel smokestack died of trauma

    Autopsy: Man who fell down hotel smokestack died of trauma
    An autopsy today found that a man who plunged down a smokestack on the roof of a Michigan Avenue hotel died from injuries suffered in the fall, and his death has been ruled an accident. Nicholas Wieme, 23, had climbed onto the roof of the...
  • Chicago and the arts

    Chicago and the arts
    The huge dramas playing out from Boston to our flooded basements are weighing on our hearts now. But humans are not wired to be stressed out 24/7/365. When our imaginations are ready to soar, we couldn’t be in a better place than Chicago. Local...
  • 'Schlub Life': Comedy Central pilot coming from locals

    A group of Chicago sketch and improv performers are making a sitcom pilot for Comedy Central called “Schlub Life,” about “two out-of-work and out-of-shape husbands and their exasperated wives who begrudgingly provide the good life for...
  • New North Side venue slated for iO Theater

    New North Side venue slated for iO Theater
    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,...
  • 'Raising Hope' star Lucas Neff teases big Season 3 kiss

    'Raising Hope' star Lucas Neff teases big Season 3 kiss
    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." Over the...
  • An indie brings Nick Offerman back to the Chicago area

    An indie brings Nick Offerman back to the Chicago area
    Whenever I find myself in a bleak mood, a quick glance at the Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness usually does the trick. A near-perfect melding of minds between the "Parks and Recreation" writing staff and actor Nick Offerman, this visual guide on how to...
  • 'Bye Bye Liver's' Pub Theater finds new home near Wrigley Field

    'Bye Bye Liver's' Pub Theater  finds new home near Wrigley Field
    Seven years after launching the profitable and long-running “Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play,” Pub Theater has acquired its own theater space just a few blocks north of Wrigley Field at 3914 N. Clark St. The longtime home of Live...
  • Martha Stewart gets silly with Conan O'Brien, Seth Meyers

    Martha Stewart gets silly with Conan O'Brien, Seth Meyers
    Martha Stewart’s cooking up some comedy with Conan O’Brien and Seth Meyers on “Martha Stewart Presents: Men Who Make Us Laugh” (7 p.m. March 27, Hallmark Channel; *** out of four). Stewart sits down with O'Brien on the set of...
  • Sarah Silverman added to Just for Laughs

    Sarah Silverman added to Just for Laughs
    The comic Sarah Silverman has been added to the line-up of the TBS Just for Laughs Festival. Silverman will present an evening of her "favorite comedians" at the Chicago Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. June 16. Tickets for all shows go on sale 10 a.m....
  • Snooki appearing at Chicago-area tanning salon, Skylar Grey performing at Studio Paris, LeBron James dines at RPM Italian

    Snooki appearing at Chicago-area tanning salon, Skylar Grey performing at Studio Paris, LeBron James dines at RPM Italian
    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...