| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Of all the sectors of the arts and entertainment industry in Chicago, none has seen anything close to the level of explosive growth in 2014 enjoyed by the institutions that make people laugh.
This has been easy to miss.
Unlike prestigious nonprofit...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:00 PM
On July 17, The Second City hosted two performances on its Mainstage featuring famous alumni such as Aidy Bryant ("Saturday Night Live"), Tim Meadows ("Saturday Night Live"), Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock"), Scott Adsit ("30 Rock"), George Wendt ("Cheers")...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 12:57 PM
For reasons only partly related to his virtually unrecognizable presence on screen, Steve Carell appears headed for an Academy Award nomination (actor? supporting actor? tough call) for an eerily subtle portrayal of the unstable and ultimately murderous...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Second City director Matt Hovde had two guests onstage on a recent weekday afternoon at the UP Comedy Club, Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt — Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively, from the Chicago production of “The Book of Mormon.”...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Auto show season is in full swing. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit wraps up this weekend, just as the Washington Auto Show kicks off in the nation’s capital. Chicago is up next, running from February 8 to February 17.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:32 PM
When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words:
"What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
JOHN CENA VS. RYBACK: 3 STAGES OF HELL FOR WWE TITLE
John Cena will win in two straight falls and we won't see an ambulance match.
Just kidding. One "guarantee" in this match is that it will go to the third fall. To me, this is more important for...
| Jun 19, 2013
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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:06 PM
A Dekalb tattoo artist will compete for the title of "Ink Master" when Spike TV hit returns for a third season in July.
Chris May, the owner and a tattoo artist at Proton Tattoo in Dekalb, decided to audition for the competition series after almost...