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  • 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...
  • iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig

    iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig
    Jordan Klepper, the newest addition to "The Daily Show," doesn't mind risking a little poison ingestion if it is in the name of comedy. And if that doesn't bode well for his future as a correspondent on the show, I don't know what does. More on that...
  • The Scott Aukerman Interrogation Part II: Podcasts and the president

    The Scott Aukerman Interrogation Part II: Podcasts and the president
    Thursday night is once again, and for the next many weeks, "Comedy Bang! Bang!" night on IFC, with sweater-wearing host Scott Aukerman and bushy-haired "bandleader" Reggie Watts your guides to a world in which most anything can happen. Last week, to...
  • The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years

    The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years
    It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • The Biblioracle: Literary podcasts worth a listen

    The Biblioracle: Literary podcasts worth a listen
    It used to be if you wanted to hear someone talking to an author at length on the radio, you had to wait for Terry Gross and "Fresh Air" to invite someone on. I think Gross is a great interviewer, and sometimes her author chats are so good (particularly...
  • TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'

    TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'
    "Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a...
  • 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...