The Comedy Exposition is back! First batch of headliners includes Adam Cayton-Holland, Baron Vaughn, and Kate Berlant.
Stand-up Mike Lebovitz records his debut album, Pure Garbage, over the span of three shows this weekend at Timothy O’Toole’s.
Locals at the ground floor of Chicago’s stand-up scene launch the Comedy Exposition to help replace the absent Just for Laughs.
Some comedians are making a living through a communal self-promotion with the audience.
I had lunch with Jeff Garlin, whose stand-up show plays through this Sunday, December 16, at Steppenwolf
What’s on the Agenda for Thursday, October 25, 2012
An interview with the comedian in anticipation of his one-man show, now playing at the Victory Gardens Theater tomorrow
Our three best bets for fall comedy: Pete Holmes, Mike Birbilgia, and Kyle Kinane
Scott Adsit and guests deliver great long-form improv
Janeane Garofalo performed last night as part of the Just for Laughs festival
A long roster of comedians, both local and celebrity-status, for only five bucks
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
Highlights of the fourth annual Just for Laughs comedy fest
Back for its third year, Just for Laughs brings about 130 comedians to 13 Chicago-area venues. Here are some good bets: A scientist wants empirical proof that her boyfriend is the one in Losing Control, a new movie by Valerie Weiss, screening as part of the JFL Films series (Tue 6/14, 7:45 PM, Gene Siskel […]
“Chicago is different because it’s not on a coast, it’s different from New York or Los Angeles because you have the right to fail. You get more than one chance. You have the right to fail and pick yourself up and start again.” —Second City cofounder Bernard Sahlins, quoted in Chicago Comedy: A Fairly Serious […]