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  • Fifth Star Awards lineup announced

    Fifth Star Awards lineup announced
    Singer Kurt Elling, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Second City will perform during the Fifth Star Awards ceremony honoring icons of Chicago culture: Lou Conte, Richard Hunt, Ramsey Lewis, Lois Weisberg and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt...
  • A new day for Romanian cimbalom master in Chicago

    A new day for Romanian cimbalom master in Chicago
    For the Romanian cimbalom virtuoso Nicolae Feraru, who has lived in Chicago since 1993, life changed last September. That's when he traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive his adopted country's highest honor for folk arts, the National Endowment for...
  • Improv training, passion for city fuel tour guide's storylines

    Margaret Hicks says her training as a comedian has served her well in her new vocation: Chicago tour guide. Hicks runs Chicago Elevated, dedicated to walking tours, mainly around the Loop. There's the architectural tour, the disaster tour (think the...
  • Pete Holmes on fringe of late-night

    Pete Holmes on fringe of late-night
    Late on a Friday afternoon in early spring, inside a cavernous soundstage on the Warner Bros. studio lot, Pete Holmes stood in the dark. He had finished the monologue of his talk show and introduced the latest video comedy sketch he made with his...
  • The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years

    The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years
    It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
  • Jon Favreau learns to be a 'Chef'

    Jon Favreau learns to be a 'Chef'
    Before he wrote and starred in “Swingers” and went on to direct hits like “Elf” and “Iron Man,” Jon Favreau spent four years in Chicago learning improv at theaters like Second City, the Annoyance Theatre and Improv...
  • Adam McKay Talks Twitter, 'The Big Short' at Brady Center Benefit

    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...
  • Stephen Colbert right at home on Letterman's 'Late Show'

    Stephen Colbert right at home on Letterman's 'Late Show'
    What kind of talk show host will Stephen Colbert be once he assumes the late night mantle at CBS?  His appearance Tuesday on "The Late Show with David Letterman" offered few clues. But there was something subtle I couldn’t help noticing: 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,...
  • 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...