| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:09 AM
The Onion and Second City, both based in Chicago, have delayed their joint theatrical enterprise, "The Onion Live," which was to have toured nationally to theaters this fall.
Several presenting venues, such as the Harbison Theatre in Irmo, S.C., had...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:10 PM
A couple of hours before the Blisters played Lollapalooza on Saturday, a drum circle broke out a stone's throw from the stage. The drum circle was composed of small children and toddlers who banged incessantly on bongos and whatever was placed before...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Dennis Joseph isn’t the guy he appears to be.
The West Rogers Park native works a 9-to-5 job for a marketing company. Five o’clock stubble crowds his smile. His shirt is starched, pressed and clean.
He’s your average Joe.
| Jul 12, 2013
It took the cringe-humor masterpiece of HBO's long-running "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to finally give Chicago-style improv a measure of TV legitimacy. The easygoing yin to Larry David's irascible yang, Second City alum Jeff Garlin carries that same approach...
| Jun 19, 2013
Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, co-founder and former owner of The Second City, the influential Chicago comedy venue that pioneered rapid-fire comedy sketches using ideas plucked from the audience, died Sunday at his home in Chicago. He was 90.
His wife, Jane...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, who co-founded Chicago's Second City theater and who nurtured the early careers of many of the earliest stars of "Saturday Night Live," died Sunday. He was 90.
Andrew Alexander, one of Second City's current owners and its CEO,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:06 PM
A Dekalb tattoo artist will compete for the title of "Ink Master" when Spike TV hit returns for a third season in July.
Chris May, the owner and a tattoo artist at Proton Tattoo in Dekalb, decided to audition for the competition series after almost...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:53 AM
Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, the co-founder and former owner of Second City and a crucial and essential innovator in the field of American comedy, died peacefully Sunday at his home, his wife, Jane Nicholl Sahlins, said. He was 90.
It is hard to...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
JOHN CENA VS. RYBACK: 3 STAGES OF HELL FOR WWE TITLE
John Cena will win in two straight falls and we won't see an ambulance match.
Just kidding. One "guarantee" in this match is that it will go to the third fall. To me, this is more important for...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Here's a funny thing about arts festivals: You know they're really cooking not so much by what acts are part of the official lineup but by what's tagging along.
Exhibit A is the Edinburgh Festival. If that annual entertainment conflab in Scotland were...