| Apr 1, 2015
| 7:22 AM
Comedian and actor T.J. Miller, a cast member of the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley," will perform at Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, it was just announced.
Miller will perform at 8 p.m. June 22, 8 p.m. Tickets, at $17...
| Jul 27, 2005
Chicago loves to brag.
World's Busiest Airport (Well, once upon a time.)
World's Greatest Newspaper (You decide which one.)
World's Greatest Lake (Or at least a great lake.)
World's Best Patronage (Or its worst, depending on your politics.)
| May 23, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Within the space of 72 hours last week, a pair of aging alpha males, one real, one fictional, said goodbye for good. Both feel like the last of their breed. Both carried great symbolic weight. Both revealed a lot about the changing face of retirement...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The first time I read Judy Blume’s “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” was on an eight-hour road trip over the winter holidays.
I was seven. We were on our way to visit cousins and I was squeezed in the backseat with two older...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Sheldon Patinkin, a crucial figure in the development of improvisational comedy in Chicago and a mentor to generations of American and Canadian comedians, as well as aspiring theatrical directors and other theater artists, died Sunday at the age of 79,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, the former husband of the actress Valerie Harper and a familiar face from a plethora of character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Aside from being a hugely entertaining and strikingly emotional show, "The Art of Falling," Second City's not-to-be-missed new collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, is a very significant formative moment in this city's long history of...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Watching the first episode of "The Colbert Report," I remember thinking, He cannot possibly sustain this.
Mine wasn't the early-days concern I have heard expressed most often as Stephen Colbert prepares to deliver his final "Colbert Report" Thursday:...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:51 AM
A few years ago, on a TV show that you likely never watch and probably never heard of but eventually might appreciate, Bob Odenkirk crafted a brief and remarkable performance. In fact, until Odenkirk joined AMC's acclaimed "Breaking Bad" in 2009 as the...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:41 AM
So, apparently, there might be more of “Stephen Colbert,” the fictional wing-nut talk show host portrayed so winningly by Stephen Colbert during nine-plus years of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central. What else are we to make of...