The film’s playful parody of the genre is delightfully in tune with the legendary musician’s own work.
Tag: Conan O’Brien
Fiery slide guitarist Lil’ Ed Williams has been rocking the house for more than 40 years
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials have made nine albums for Alligator Records—eight of them with the same lineup they’ve had since 1988.
Pete Holmes on navigating pop culture post-Weinstein
“I’m interested in the conversation about if we’re allowed to laugh at people who’ve made mistakes,” the creator and star of HBO’s Crashing says.
Pour a healthy glass of wine and slip on some silks for Brian McCann’s Leisure Hour
Comedian and former Conan writer Brian McCann imparts his astute knowledge concerning the fine art of leisure during Brian McCann’s Leisure Hour.
Show us your . . . walls of autographs
After Chicago Theatre shows end, the performers’ John Hancocks remain backstage.
I choo choo choose you: Reader staffers pick their all-time favorite episodes of The Simpsons
Make the most of FXX’s Simpsons marathon.
iO makes a big move into founder Charna Halpern’s ‘dream theater’
iO leaves behind two decades of history as it moves to founder Charna Halpern’s “dream theater.”
The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival commandeers Stage 773
The third annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival offers a showcase of 70 acts featuring 400 performers.
Reader’s Agenda Wed 10/23: The Brewprints Part One: 40 Scenes on Hops, Beth Stelling, and King Khan & the Shrines
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, October 23
An appraisal of Conan O’Brien at Just for Laughs
Asher Klein and Kevin Warwick discuss Conan’s live show on Monday, June 11, with Rahm Emanuel and Jack McBreyer stopping by the Chicago Theater
Laughs Week: chuckling through the pain
Introducing a week of dispatches from the TBS Just for Laughs comedy fest
Movie Review: Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop
The TV host vents his spleen during a cross-country concert tour.
5/31: Free Hum Reunion Show at Millennium Park
Shoegazy, beloved downstate alt-rock veterans Hum play a free show at 6:30pm tonight in Millennium Park. Here’s video of them back when they/we/Conan was/were young.
License to LOL
Conan sets fire to a huge pile of NBC’s money.
How I Made It in Comedy: Interviews with David Sedaris, Bob Odenkirk, Robert Smigel, Allison Silverman, and Harold Ramis
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”