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  • Second City airs some arias this weekend

    Second City is headed back to the opera in June; a performance this weekend at the UP Comedy Club will preview what's to come. "Improv & Arias: A Sneak Peek," from Second City and Lyric Opera Chicago, will be an evening of informal evening of sketches,...
  • 'Big Fish' writer chats with the minnows

    'Big Fish' writer chats with the minnows
    A group of influential screenwriters will converge on Chicago this weekend, including Lucy Alibar (whose script for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was nominated for an Oscar this year) and Bob Gale (who wrote all three "Back to the Future" films). They'...
  • How the West was fun: John Lehr of Hulu's 'Quick Draw'

    How the West was fun: John Lehr of Hulu's 'Quick Draw'
    John Lehr and Nancy Hower didn't know a lot about Westerns when they embarked on writing their new Hulu comedy, "Quick Draw." But they dug up comedy gold while researching the Old West. "It's amazing the stuff that never made it into the Westerns because...
  • Paul Simon shows up at Second City, improvises

    Paul Simon shows up at Second City, improvises
    The legendary singer Paul Simon showed up unannounced Thursday at the Second City mainstage in Chicago and then, as is traditional for visiting celebrities, took to the stage during the post-show improv set. Simon told funny stories and then,...
  • Bernie Sahlins tribute on Navy Pier

    Bernie Sahlins tribute on Navy Pier
    Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Second City are joining forces to stage a public tribute to Bernie Sahlins, the late co-founder of The Second City. The event, to contain performances and speeches, is slated to take place 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 on Navy...
  • Jane Lynch's Glee for Edgy Roles Keeps Her in Demand

    Although she's best known as silver-tongued killjoy Sue Sylvester, a scheming cheerleader coach with a propensity for track suits on Fox's "Glee," Jane Lynch's range as an actress runs wide and deep. Her roots with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Comedy and variety shows to see this fall

    2013 Fall Guide: Comedy and variety shows to see this fall
    Rob Zabrecky How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
  • The Crowd: SCR takes center stage at gala

    The Crowd: SCR takes center stage at gala
    There was a time, not many years ago, when Orange County was the cultural stepchild of Los Angeles. Boy, have things changed. Today, on many fronts, the O.C. leads the charge in such areas as the performing arts, visual arts, healthcare and scientific...
  • Versatile comic Jim Gaffigan adds 'author' to his resume

    Versatile comic Jim Gaffigan adds 'author' to his resume
    When Jim Gaffigan plays the Chicago Theatre this weekend, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the Northwest Indiana native. His comedy makes no effort to hide his love for the simple things of Midwestern life. He talks openly about his love of food and...
  • 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...
  • The Second City mainstage cast on its 101st revue, 'Let Them Eat Chaos'

    The Second City mainstage cast on its 101st revue, 'Let Them Eat Chaos'
    As hard as we try, we can't always control how we—collectively and as individuals—are perceived or what our path through the world will be. Those twists and turns form the through-line of The Second City's 101st mainstage revue, "Let Them...