Thomas Frank, Zhang Peili, and more happenings from March 27-30
The comedian headlines the Chicago Improv Festival, where he’ll be awarded for his achievements in the art.
Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh of the Upright Citizens Brigade close out the Chicago Improv Festival with a pair of sure-to-be-stellar performances.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, March 31
Highlights of the 15th Chicago Improv Festival
There are almost 300 professional theater companies at work in Chicago today, ranging from big-name institutions like Steppenwolf and Second City to fringe stalwarts like the Curious Theatre Branch. Yet scholars still consider New York the epicenter of drama in the U.S. Columbia College’s International Symposium on Chicago Theatre is calculated to change that. “This […]
The Chicago Improv Festival is dedicated to improv pioneer Paul Sills, who died Monday.
It should be mentioned up front that neither member of 2 White Guys is a white guy: this local sketch comedy duo consists of African-American male Jordan Peele and white female Rebecca Drysdale. What really makes 2 White Guys stand out from the crowd is how well they play to each other’s strengths. Peele employs […]