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  • Suburban theater for the week of July 27 to Aug. 2

    "The Second City's Girls' Night Out": Not to be confused with "Girls Night: The Musical," which just opened in the city. This Second City touring show is geared for the gentler sex — though anyone who has seen the work Second City's alumnae have...
  • Funny or Die's Adam McKay on his site's comedy influence after five years

    Funny or Die's Adam McKay on his site's comedy influence after five years
    Five years ago this month the influential comedy website Funny or Die took a few baby steps and uploaded its first video, a rough, hastily assembled sketch that starred, appropriately enough, a baby. Pearl McKay was 2 years old at the time, the daughter...
  • 'God Bless America' star Joel is the other, other Murray

    'God Bless America' star Joel is the other, other Murray
    Joel Murray and Bobcat Goldthwait have known each other since 1985, when they met on the set of "One Crazy Summer," an iconic comedy of the era starring John Cusack as a dorky animator and Demi Moore as the girl of his dreams. "The day I met Bob, he...
  • Second City Comedy comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on May 11

    Second City Comedy comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on May 11
    Second City is a Chicago-based comedy troupe best described by the names of its past members. Names like Akroyd, Belushi, Colbert, Carell, Farley, Fey, Murray and Myers. This is improv at its finest, and the current cast will most likely contain some...
  • So these new comedy clubs walk into Chicago ...

    So these new comedy clubs walk into Chicago ...
    One Friday night in Chicago, two stand-up worlds. The first world: In the established, Old Town room, the nationally known Greg Proops fires off his California hipster comedy, heavy on attitude, high on his own intelligence, thick with high-culture...
  • Chicago Live! during NATO week: International flavor, noted protester

    Chicago Live! during NATO week: International flavor, noted protester
    Programming this week’s Chicago Live! was no easy task. Knowing it would occur just as Chicago began holding its breath for the NATO summit and all of the surrounding planned (and unplanned?) activities, our producers debated how much NATO-related...
  • The Second City

    The Second City
    You know what helps during an election?  The opportunity to laugh about the election!  And for that matter, all of life!  Take advantage of one of the best things Chicago has to offer . . . Second City!  With alumni including Steve Carell, Tina Fey, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jeff Garlin sets stand-up dates at Steppenwolf Theatre

    Jeff Garlin sets stand-up dates at Steppenwolf Theatre
    'Curb Your Enthusiasm" fans in Chicago, get ready for more Jeff Greene. Everyone else, get ready for more of native son Jeff Garlin. The Second City alum is returning to Chicago Dec. 4-16 to do his new stand-up show, "Closer Than I Appear," at...
  • In The Arts

    In The Arts
    The Park Avenue Players, Laguna Beach High School's dramatic acting group, will stage Neil Simon's "Rumors" to close out the theatrical year. The production will open Friday night and run through June 3, the Players announced in a news release. The cast...