| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Welcome back, kids. We've got four more days to go to until the weekend.
That sounds depressing, but it's not going to be THAT bad. In fact, last week wasn't horrible either, judging by some of RedEye's most-read stories. The Foo Fighters played a cheap...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Dear Bob Mariano,
May I call you “Bob”?
Bob, I’ve heard you are slowing down expansion of your grocery chain in Chicago. Good thinking—always leave them wanting more. And by them, I mean me. I want more. Not more Mariano’...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Art of Falling
Go: Oct. 15-19 at Harris Theater at Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph Drive
Tickets: $39-$99. 312-850-9744; hubbardstreetdance.com/fall
Physical comedy has been a trusty weapon in The Second City arsenal for decades, but even the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:14 PM
If there is something strange in the neighborhood, who are you going to call? 'Hilarious women,' quipped filmmaker Paul Feig.
"Bridesmaids" filmmaker Feig said on Wednesday he is working on a new "Ghostbusters" film for Sony Pictures and co-writing the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Every week for the next few months, we're posting a different Second City archival video of a sketch about Chicago, exclusive to the Tribune. This week's is "Bike Cops" featuring Andy St. Clair and Brad Morris.
"Bike Cops" was part of the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Autumn! What a magical season.
Time to trade in your overpriced iced coffee for even more overpriced pumpkin spice lattes, your window AC units for gas bills that necessitate a second job, and your shorts for…
...Wait, what’s that sound?...
| 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,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:26 PM
It's Packers week, and I'm marking it down as a "win."
A bold move, but we're there. It's not that the Bears are great, it's that the Packers are not.
The Bears, if they were a car, I would have them solidly in "Buick" territory. They're more than a...
| Aug 1, 2014
A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Second City, the famed Chicago comedy theater, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the former AMC movie theater inside the Piper's Alley complex at 230 W. North Ave. Second City plans to fill the new space with “student-centered facilities,&...