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  • Riot LA comedy festival plays for laughs downtown

    Los Angeles is home to hundreds of comedy clubs and sketch shows and some of the country's strongest improvisation schools, which have trained and put a spotlight on comedians like Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Taran Killam. But the...
  • Review: 'A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!' fun yet scattershot

    Review: 'A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!' fun yet scattershot
    As irresponsible as it may be to encourage drinking at this time of year, you are more likely to enjoy “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre if you toss back a few Tiny Tim-tinis or Scroogedrivers at the lobby...
  • More Chicago on Seth Meyers' show

    More Chicago on Seth Meyers' show
    With his new late-night talk show set to debut on NBC next month, Seth Meyers has added to his already Chicago-centric writing staff with the hiring of former iO and Second City performer Amber Ruffin, a source close to the show confirmed. Like Meyers,...
  • Paul Sand, at home on the Santa Monica Pier

    Paul Sand, at home on the Santa Monica Pier
    The Santa Monica Pier is a second home to Paul Sand, the actor who won a Tony Award nearly 43 years ago playing 11 characters, including a dog, in "Paul Sills' Story Theatre." His parents met on the pier at a dance. He took his first baby steps there...
  • Paul Simon shows up at Second City, improvises

    Paul Simon shows up at Second City, improvises
    The legendary singer Paul Simon showed up unannounced Thursday at the Second City mainstage in Chicago and then, as is traditional for visiting celebrities, took to the stage during the post-show improv set. Simon told funny stories and then,...
  • Color Me Funny hopes to color Baltimore … well, funny

    Color Me Funny hopes to color Baltimore … well, funny
    The six guys who make up the Baltimore-based comedy troupe Color Me Funny have a pretty simple goal in life. They never want to hear the following crack ever again: "The best and worst compliment you can get is that you're the funniest person In...
  • Bernie Sahlins tribute on Navy Pier

    Bernie Sahlins tribute on Navy Pier
    Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Second City are joining forces to stage a public tribute to Bernie Sahlins, the late co-founder of The Second City. The event, to contain performances and speeches, is slated to take place 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 on Navy...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Comedy and variety shows to see this fall

    2013 Fall Guide: Comedy and variety shows to see this fall
    Rob Zabrecky How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
  • Second City, Onion delay live show

    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...
  • 2013 Equity Jeff Awards: 'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners

    2013 Equity Jeff Awards:  'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners
    The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama "Good People," and its lead actress, Mariann Mayberry, emerged triumphant at the Joseph Jefferson Awards held at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace on Monday...
  • Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show

     Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show
    Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby. "He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...