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  • Chicago would be better if Mariano's took over everything

    Chicago would be better if Mariano's took over everything
    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’...
  • REVIEW: 'The Art of Falling' by Second City and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ★★★★

     REVIEW: 'The Art of Falling' by Second City and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ★★★★
    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...
  • The Second City and Hubbard Street Dance team up for 'Art of Falling'

    The Second City and Hubbard Street Dance team up for 'Art of Falling'
    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...
  • Director: 'Ghostbusters' remake with 'hilarious women' in works

    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...
  • From the Second City archives: Bike Cops

    From the Second City archives: Bike Cops

    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...

  • Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79

    Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79
    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,...
  • Bravo to the Bears defense—whoever they are

    Bravo to the Bears defense—whoever they are
    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...
  • The non-football fan's survival guide

    The non-football fan's survival guide
    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?...
  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    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...
  • Second City plans major expansion at Piper's Alley

    Second City plans major expansion at Piper's Alley
    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,&...
  • Five Comedy Incubations That Hatched Into Major Stars and Projects

    Last month, during a master class at the Taormina Film Festival, no less a star than Ben Stiller admitted that his career wouldn't have gotten far if he'd relied on auditions, which seldom went his way early on, for other people's projects. "A lot of...