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  • Intoxicating mix of booze, written word long-lived

    Intoxicating mix of booze, written word long-lived
    The relationship between taverns and writers (and other artists) has long been established and celebrated. It has also been derided, mostly by people who don't go to taverns. The tavern — or bar, saloon, gin mill, dive, pub or whatever you want to...
  • Interview: 'SNL' star Cecily Strong says 'Weekend Update' still being updated

    Interview: 'SNL' star Cecily Strong says 'Weekend Update' still being updated
    Cecily Strong says her sign-off with Colin Jost at the end of “Saturday Night Live's” “Weekend Update” is still a work in progress. Strong and former co-anchor Seth Meyers blew kisses to the audience or gave each other a fist...
  • Bill Murray's CTA tie inspires 2 more purchases

    Bill Murray's CTA tie inspires 2 more purchases
    Bill Murray's appearance on Wednesday's "Late Show with David Letterman" has inspired two people to follow in his fashion footsteps. Murray, 63, wore a CTA tie on the show, during which he took a selfie with Lady Gaga. Right after the show aired, two...
  • Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman

    Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman
    Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of CBS' "The Late Show." The network's official Twitter account broke the news Thursday, shortly before CBS sent out an official announcement. The Second City alum and former Chicago resident Colbert...
  • 'Silicon Valley' boys ready to disrupt HBO

    'Silicon Valley' boys ready to disrupt HBO
    For one of the final scenes of the first season of the new HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley," creator Mike Judge and his production designers re-created TechCrunch Disrupt, the intense annual San Francisco conference where computer engineers,...
  • Second City offers new fellowship for minority performers in sketch comedy

    Second City offers new fellowship for minority performers in sketch comedy
    In a move that comes after NBC's "Saturday Night Live" reacted to intense pressure to hire more minority performers, Chicago's Second City says it has created a new (and tuition-free) multi-performer fellowship designed to fast-track talented minority...
  • COD's MAC names new director

    COD's MAC names new director
    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...
  • Second City to collaborate with Hubbard Street Dance

    Second City to collaborate with Hubbard Street Dance
    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....
  • 'Hallelujah the Hills,' the funniest comedy you've never seen

    'Hallelujah the Hills,' the funniest comedy you've never seen
    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...
  • Good and the bad feed her comedy routine

     Good and the bad feed her comedy routine
    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...
  • 'Ghostbusters' Star Harold Ramis Dies at 69

    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...