| Jun 7, 2013
About a year ago, the musician Jack Kennedy was on a tour, in a manner of speaking. The local disco-pop antagonist rode Greyhound buses making Alan Lomax-style field recordings of amateur musicians along the byways of America. He'd tape their performances...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Join actor Matt Walsh and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp at 1 p.m. PDT Monday for a live video chat about Walsh's turn as the sad sack, self-loathing communications director on HBO's political comedy "Veep."
Now in its second season, "Veep"...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Join actor Matt Walsh and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp today at 1 p.m. PDT for a live video chat about Walsh's turn as the sad sack, self-loathing communications director on HBO's political comedy "Veep."
Now in its second season, "Veep" follows Julia...
| 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.”...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:09 PM
New York is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, but there are ways to cut corners while having fun.
Play: The Upright Citizens Brigade offers improv, stand-up and open-mic shows nightly. Even with $5 tickets most nights, it gets some...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Emma Stone and Rooney Mara attend Calvin Klein's show during New York Fashion Week. Meanwhile, a comedian streaks Lincoln Center and famed photographer Bill Cunningham is hit by an SUV -- but not hurt....
| Jun 20, 2012
| 4:25 PM
A Macungie native has won a daytime Emmy in the creative arts portion of the Awards and could win a second when the awards are televised at 8 p.m. Saturday on the HLN network. Adam Yenser, a 2001 graduate of......
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Nazareth's Kate Micucci and her partner in comedy Riki Lindhome have launched a new webseries for the premium streaming service HBO GO! "Garfunkel and Oates" stars Kate and Riki as both themselves and their musical comedy alter-egos, "Garfunkel and Oates,...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Nazareth native Kate Micucci is really on a roll! Monday she debuts as a voice actress in Disney XD's new animated series "Motorcity" and June 8 she performs in her comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates on Comedy Central's new standup......
| Mar 30, 2012
| 8:22 AM
With "Saturday Night Live" featured player Paul Brittain departing earlier this season, there's a little room on the roster for some fresh meat. Now, a new report from Deadline says that comedian Kate McKinnon will fill Brittain's shoes as a new...
| Jan 7, 2012
Much as we like to boast about Chicago's long roster of homegrown comedic talents (insert meaningful nod in the direction of Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert), audiences can sometimes forget how deep the local bench is at any given moment. But then every...