| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Harold Ramis, the actor-writer-director who died last Monday, was greatly beloved. The extraordinarily voluminous outpouring of attention and affection—which extended all the way up to the "Caddyshack" fan who occupies the White House—was...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Whether in front of the camera, in the director's chair or on the page, the late comedy actor, director and writer Harold Ramis could be counted on to deliver antic humor under-girded by surprising intelligence. Following are five films exemplifying...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Zach Galifianakis landed a sit-down with none other than President Obama for his Funny or Die talkshow "Between to Ferns."
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| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Call them Second City problems.
Summing up what the city of Chicago collectively feels about the winter, the Second City Network released a parody video Wednesday panning reviews of warmer climes on TripAdvisor.com. In the video, actors against arctic...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government's surveillance programs.
Posting on his Facebook page Thursday, Zuckerberg wrote that...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:47 PM
The depth of the Chicago winter next year is to be enlivened by the coming of puppets from far and wide.
Slated for Jan. 15-26, 2015, the new city-wide cultural festival is to feature puppet shows at a variety of arts venues around the city.
| Mar 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Sometimes, size does matter. In the case of the 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival, this translates to more than 200 acts at 21 venues in 11 categories including long-form, short-form, experimental, musical and—wait for it—puppetry. That...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 10:10 AM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:27 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:04 AM
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...
| Apr 13, 2014
The Onion is turning funny into money as a digital media company.
Two years after consolidating editorial operations in Chicago, the satirical weekly newspaper has ceased publication, its website is filled with commercial comedy videos and the company...