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  • How the West was fun: John Lehr of Hulu's 'Quick Draw'

    How the West was fun: John Lehr of Hulu's 'Quick Draw'
    John Lehr and Nancy Hower didn't know a lot about Westerns when they embarked on writing their new Hulu comedy, "Quick Draw." But they dug up comedy gold while researching the Old West. "It's amazing the stuff that never made it into the Westerns because...
  • Behind the scenes at Divvy headquarters

    Behind the scenes at Divvy headquarters
    There are no signs or banners on this nondescript industrial warehouse in West Town to indicate that the 18,000-square-foot structure is headquarters for what could soon become the largest commuter cycling system in the country. "It's intentional,"...
  • 'Hip hop conservative' congressman faces arraignment on drug charge

    'Hip hop conservative' congressman faces arraignment on drug charge
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Radel, a first-term Republican from Florida, faces arraignment in a Washington court Wednesday morning after being charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to court documents. Radel was arrested on Oct....
  • The Onion and Second City join to stage live show

    The Onion and  Second City join to stage live show
    The Chicago-based comedy organization that publishes The Onion is soon to announce a new nationally touring satirical show, staged in partnership with The Second City. "The Onion Live!" is to bow Sept 28 at the Capitol Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. The...
  • Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay

    Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay
    Mike Gray, an author, activist and documentarian who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for "The China Syndrome," the provocative 1979 film about a cover-up at a nuclear power plant, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home, his...
  • George Wendt has bypass surgery in Chicago, comes out laughing

    George Wendt has bypass surgery in Chicago, comes out laughing
    George Wendt, the Second City alumnus and beloved TV star known for playing Norm on "Cheers," underwent successful coronary bypass surgery at a Chicago-area hospital Thursday. According to Wendt's Los Angeles-based manager, Geoff Cheddy, tests had...
  • Second City airs some arias this weekend

    Second City is headed back to the opera in June; a performance this weekend at the UP Comedy Club will preview what's to come. "Improv & Arias: A Sneak Peek," from Second City and Lyric Opera Chicago, will be an evening of informal evening of sketches,...
  • Second City parts company with president

    Second City parts company with president
    Diana Martinez, the president of The Second City, is leaving the company, the Chicago-based theater and training center said Friday. Martinez had been enployed there since 2009, president since Sept. 2010. In a statement, Second City CEO and co-owner...
  • Bernard 'Bernie' Sahlins dies at 90; co-founder of Second City

    Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, co-founder and former owner of The Second City, the influential Chicago comedy venue that pioneered rapid-fire comedy sketches using ideas plucked from the audience, died Sunday at his home in Chicago. He was 90. His wife, Jane...
  • Seth Meyers and the rise of the Chicago writer-performer

    Seth Meyers and the rise of the Chicago writer-performer
    Back in 1999 — a gut-wrenching 14 years ago — a theater just north of Wrigley Field was filled on weekend nights with the nervous laughter of people on dates. "Pick-Ups and Hiccups" (a title with admirable descriptive prowess), was a hugely...
  • With election season in full gear, “SNL” returns to NBC at perfect time

     
      Some might argue that Saturday Night Live isn't as funny as it was many years ago, but what isn't up for debate is that this weekend's season premiere — thanks to politics and cast changes — is one of the most heavily anticipated in a very,...