Remembering the comedy theater’s humble beginnings and reflecting on its dramatic end
Sun Ra may have told everyone he was from Saturn, but the Afrofuturistic avant-gardist spent the 1950s in Chicago. While he was here, he recorded “El Is a Sound of Joy,” jazz’s greatest tribute to the city’s public transport system. No one in improvising trio Icepick—bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, trumpeter Nate Wooley, and drummer Chris […]
Instructors adapt to online comedy and improv courses.
Tributes from actors, comedians, and friends of the Chicago comedy legend.
Part hangout, part celebration, part theater of the mind, live podcast recordings are a performance medium all their own.
Comedian Shannon Noll is using their new webseries and photo project to subvert expectations of gender and sexuality.
The Better Call Saul star discusses acting, improv, blood feuds, and the charms of Naperville.
The Chicago-made webseries takes a radically different view of mental illness.
The 107th mainstage revue features talented performers, but it’s strictly by the numbers.
A pelvic floor physical therapist comes to the rescue. Plus: Dan gives advice to a straight woman in love with a gay man.
Pop-Up Magazine’s Fall Issue tour and other goings on Mon 10/15-Thu 10/18.
“Improv actors are like the best canvassers ever!”
Every week, a different actor takes the stage to lead the audience through this participatory experience.
Michael Patrick Thornton invites everyone from theater newbies to high-powered actors to play alongside him.
And you know what? It’s really good!