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  • Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade

    Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade
    Sometimes, size does matter. In the case of the 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival, this translates to more than 200 acts at 21 venues in 11 categories including long-form, short-form, experimental, musical and—wait for it—puppetry. That...
  • TV Review: Comedy Central's 'Review'

    Aside from offering a field day in terms of puns - how does one review a show titled "Review?" - Comedy Central's latest pre-"Daily Show" series nibbles around the edges of something really interesting, but doesn't quite get there. Ostensibly about a...
  • SXSW: The Must-See Events You Can't Miss This Week in Austin

    In the not-too-distant past, SXSW was a festival for the techies and their start-ups and weird local bands. Now it's a weeklong getaway for comedians and Hollywood celebrities. These A-listers have descended on Austin en masse and taken the festival...
  • Comedy Central Renews 'Kroll' for Third Season

    Viacom's Comedy Central has picked up sketch-comedy series "Kroll Show" for a third season, the cabler announced Thursday. Comedian Nick Kroll announced the news early this morning on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Show is exec produced and...
  • Comedy Central to Develop 'Vandaveon & Mike' as Animated Series

    Comedy Central has given a development deal to Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to expand their Critiquer's Corner "Vandaveon & Mike" characters into an animated series. The series will follow the 12-year-old hall monitors as they navigate their way...
  • Former Chicago improv comic joins 'Daily Show'

    Former Chicago improv comedian Jordan Klepper is the newest member of “The Daily Show’s” correspondent team, the Comedy Central show announced Monday. Klepper’s duties were to start on Monday’s show, with a report...
  • 'Daily Show' Taps UCB's Jordan Klepper to Replace John Oliver

    "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" has found its newest correspondent. Upright Citizens Brigade's Jordan Klepper replaces John Oliver, who recently departed the show for his own HBO project. He'll make his first appearance "live" from Ukraine at 11 p.m....
  • 'Broad City Live' tour coming to Chicago

    'Broad City Live' tour coming to Chicago
    Comedy Central's new series "Broad City" is bringing the funny to Chicago in March. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will do 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. shows March 13 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., as part of the 18-city "Broad City Live" tour. The...
  • TV picks for Dec. 30 to Jan. 5: Community, Downton Abbey

    TV picks for Dec. 30 to Jan. 5: Community, Downton Abbey
    The new year kicks off with new seasons of "Community," "Downton Abbey" and "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," the new ABC spy miniseries "The Assets" and a special "House of Lies Live!" improv special. These are your TV picks for Dec. 30 to Jan. 5....
  • REVIEW: Upright Citizens Brigade was a hit, but you really had to be there

     
    You had to watch the Upright Citizens Brigade team closely Saturday night in their thour-and-20-minute show for the inaugural SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival. The touring group of Terry Withers, Don Fanelli, Jackie Jennings and James Dwyer packed in...
  • REVIEW: ArtsQuest improv comedy fest's humor better when broad than when acquired

     
    With its humor created on the spot, improvisational comedy can be at once be more subtle and more broad, based on its performers. Perhaps that is its greatest appeal – the fact that it's done on the fly, ready to......