What hit harder, the racism or the pandemic? When the world shut down, theater performances came to a halt. No one was laughing about anything. Improvisers couldn’t perform, and theaters across the city lost big money. Alongside COVID-19, the improv community had a great awakening regarding mistreatment of BIPOC talent. Major theaters retroactively diversified leadership […]
Upcoming events and recommendations for the next seven days
The Annoyance’s savagely funny 30-year-old slasher spoof is a triumph of a certain schlocky stagecraft.
The Annoyance Theatre’s 30th anniversary party, Robot Riot at Emporium Arcade Bar, and more happenings from October 13-15
Ike Holter does it again—and so does Rey Andújar.
Stephen Colbert’s friends and former cast members look back at his formative years in Chicago.
The comedy theater reopens at its Lakeview location.
Highlights of the 15th Chicago Improv Festival
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 […]
Should heterosexuals be allowed to marry?