| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Australian actress dies at 61
Wendy Hughes, 61, an Australian actress best known to American audiences for her performance in the 1979 film "My Brilliant Career," died of cancer Saturday in Sydney, her family said.
Hughes began her rise...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:18 PM
A Glen Ellyn native who has been overseeing the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center on an interim basis has been named as its new director.
Diana Martinez was officially named to the position in late January.
"I am extremely honored to join the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:32 PM
When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words:
"What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Even the hard times have given Tracy DeGraaf inspiration for her comedy routine.
When DeGraaf's mom was bedridden and dying at age 51, she was still up for a game of rummy. As the two played, her mom even goofed around and made light of her cheating...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
He may play a struggling actor in "Buyer & Cellar," but Michael Urie is anything but. The 33-year-old Texas native and Juilliard graduate, who rose to fame in "Ugly Betty" as Marc St. James, the boot-licking assistant to the show's diva-villain,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Adam McKay uses Twitter prodigiously -- to engage with fans about "Anchorman 2" or Funny or Die clips, or just to write jokes as he did in his "SNL" days.
"I like Twitter, it's accessible, it's simple, yet you can make it dense. It's political, it's...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The Second City and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will embark on a new and distinctive collaboration this fall. A sketch-comedy show, as yet untitled but on the theme of modern dance and comedy, will be created and performed by artists in both companies....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The funniest comedy you've likely never seen, let alone heard of, comes to the Siskel Film Center this week for two screenings. "Hallelujah the Hills," from 1963, is so rare, you won't find it on DVD or any streaming site.
Even I couldn't finagle a look...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Harold Ramis, the estimable comedy writer, director and actor whose resume includes "Groundhog Day," "Ghostbusters," "Animal House," "Caddyshack" and "National Lampoon's Vacation," died on Monday at age 69.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the cause of...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:30 AM
No less a fan than President Obama has weighed in with an appreciation of Harold Ramis, the comedy hyphenate who died Monday at the age of 69.
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Obama saluted Ramis' work and his deep roots in Chicago, the city that...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:41 PM
A day after Harold Ramis’ death, President Barack Obama not only paid tribute to the Chicago-native writer-director, but he ended with a “Caddyshack” reference. In a statement issued Tuesday morning, the president wrote: