It’s messy at times, sure, but hey, so is sex.
David Verbeek’s Dead & Beautiful is a charming satire with some real teeth to it.
The choose-your-own-adventure-style parody features all the best tropes and treats of made-for-TV holiday specials.
It commits the great satirical sin of punching down.
The story itself is less revealing than the telling.
Terrence McNally’s play is essentially a workplace hangout comedy.
A Zambian girl, falsely accused and imprisoned, refuses to be objectified or underestimated.
Saltbox Theatre Collective’s production hits Sullivan’s notes and lands Gilbert’s punchlines.
But you can’t escape the zone of truth.
The author of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff describes it as “humor in hopelessness.”
American Theater Company’s latest is a very nearly insufferable night in the theater.
Chicago Film Society presents a rare 35-millimeter revival of Alan Arkin’s 1971 film adaptation of Jules Feiffer’s stage play.
The satirical website Clickhole presents a variety show from the minds of its staff.
A new show at the Driehaus Museum presents some of the finest satirical illustrations of late 19th-century America.
In its first year of existence, the Chicago-based Onion spin-off Clickhole has become the smartest, funniest, and most absurd thing on the Internet—precisely by lampooning the Internet’s absurdity. Share if you agree!