| Jan 28, 2015
| 2:10 PM
ArtsQuest’s first SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival last year was by all measures a success. But there was one disappointment.
There wasn’t enough of it.
So when organizers sought submissions for the second festival, it found a solution....
| Jan 21, 2015
| 10:44 AM
Comedians, writers, satirists and a cartoonist gathered Thursday night at Hollywood's Upright Citizens Brigade to discuss censorship and satire in the wake of the killings at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. But while part of the debate...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Sony's theatrical release of "The Interview" is officially kaput, but a small New York stage company is taking up the cause by hosting a live reading of the movie's screenplay.
The reading, which is being mounted by a group of three New York-based...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Twentieth Century Fox TV has inked an overall deal with actor Ty Burrell. Under the terms of the deal, the "Modern Family" star -- who will remain exclusive onscreen to the ABC comedy hit -- will write, co-create and develop his own comedy projects, as...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:11 PM
I wrote this review for Amy Poehler's "Yes Please" on the Red Line to my cubicle job in the South Loop. I wrote it on a plane to a conference in Nashville, Tenn. I wrote it in the car, waiting for my 6-year-old son to finish school. I kept trying to...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:39 PM
A few weeks ago I devoted my entire weekly Critic's Pick to self-described "comedy person" and video maker Benjamin Apple, whose dry, deadpan sketch series "Cubed" (brief encounters in a faceless workplace) I had seen on the YouTube channel Above Average,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale.
A secon Neil Diamond show at Allentown's PPL Center, Sam Smith at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center; French Montana at at Stroudsburg's Sherman Theater and Lisa Lampanelli at...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:51 PM
ON SALE THIS WEEK
Neil Diamond (second show), 8 p.m. March 1, PPL Center, 701 Hamilton St., Allentown, http://www.pplcenter.com, 610-347-TIXX. Tickets: $65-$150, on sale 10 a.m. Friday.
Sam Smith, 7 p.m. Jan. 13, Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.,...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:44 PM
An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year, it has been announced.
The second SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival will be held Jan. 31 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the organization says on its...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:24 PM
An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year.
The second SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival will be held Jan. 31 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the organization says on its website, http://www.artsquest....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Amy Poehler is sharing several juicy secrets about her personal life ahead of the release of her memoir "Yes Please."
In excerpts that surfaced via RadarOnline, the "Parks & Recreation" star has detailed her previous drug use and her feelings about...