The Better Call Saul star discusses acting, improv, blood feuds, and the charms of Naperville.
Elastigirl does all the stretching in Brad Bird’s sequel to his Pixar megahit.
Steven Spielberg’s film is a reminder of how much fun journalism can be.
Also, former governor Rod Blagojevich speaks about his time in prison.
George Wendt steps into the fire at Second City’s roast, but he may feel the burn.
A new book is a patchy, occasionally biased portrayal of the infamous promotional stunt.
David Cross and Bob Odenkirk reunite for the short Netflix series.
Bob Odenkirk’s literary debut, A Load of Hooey, expertly lampoons pretension.
New story, new characters, still pretty great.
How The Spectacular Now redeems a problematic cinematic device, the wide-screen closeup
A new installment of Shout! Factory’s Ernie Kovacs revival includes his TV collaboration with silent genius Buster Keaton
Selections from the Reader’s archives about the legendary comedic institution
How I Made It in Comedy: Interviews with David Sedaris, Bob Odenkirk, Robert Smigel, Allison Silverman, and Harold Ramis, excerpted from “And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations With 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft”
Interview with Bob Odenkirk excerpted from “And Here’s the Kicker” by Mike Sacks
FLAG SMOKING PERMITTED IN LOBBY ONLY, OR CENSORAMA Second City When you write about Second City, it’s easy to sound like a broken record: they’re not what they were; afraid to make the yups choke on their Perrier, they aim at easy targets and convenient stereotypes; they bog down in Saturday Night Live physical humor […]