The second season of Joe Swanberg’s Netflix series looks like Chicago but doesn’t feel like the city at all.
The Nutcracker, Krampusfest, and other happenings from December 2-4
Shannon Candy of Strawberry Jacuzzi launches her label in time for Cassette Store Day, Chicago musicians turn up in Joe Swanberg’s Easy, and more.
A scathing Reader review plays a bit part in Joe Swanberg’s new Netflix series.
Throwing Shade, Aparna Nancherla, and more.
The Hoosier State makes a case for seeking comedy beyond Chicago.
The semi-autobiographical comedy on IFC goes off the rails in the show’s final season, for the better.
As in his recent memoir, the comedian reflects on work-life balance, fatherhood, recreational habits, and other ways his life has changed since the 1990s.
Comedian Patton Oswalt’s memoir Silver Screen Fiend is about his biggest addiction: film.
Wil Wheaton weeds through TV and the Internet on his promising new SyFy show, The Wil Wheaton Project.
The Onion and A.V. Club give us the First Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival, featuring three days of stand-up and whatever else from Marc Maron, Tig Notaro, Kyle Kinane, and Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, August 1
Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me looks at love and sleep disorder
Film festivals, music festivals, ending hunger, and more