After the powerful Chicago comedy-scene figure’s departure amid harassment allegations, the theater behind SketchFest begins a new era without him.
Tag: Susan Messing
How Scott Adsit went from patio serenades to 30 Rock
The comedian headlines the Chicago Improv Festival, where he’ll be awarded for his achievements in the art.
Susan Messing has been Messing With a Friend for ten years
The comedian celebrates the tenth anniversary of her two-person improv show.
The Bad News Bears, Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, and more things to do in Chicago this week
Taste of Andersonville Dinner Crawl, the Grown in Chicago Summer Soiree and Showcase, and more happenings from August 8-11.
Reader’s Agenda Mon 2/17: The Dinner Party, Oscar-nominated shorts, and Saint Joan
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, February 17
The Reader’s guide to the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival
Comics from LA to PA perform at the second annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival.
Reader’s Agenda Thu 4/11: Chicago Golden Gloves, Messing With a Friend, and Cinema Slapdown: Flight
What’s on the Reader’s Agenda for Thursday, April 11, 2013
In Chicago, comics do it by the seat of their pants
No fooling: The 16th annual Chicago Improv Festival kicks off April 1.
Now playing: Dark Shadows, Headhunters, and God Bless America
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
It’s Just-spring and the world is improv-luscious
Highlights of the 15th Chicago Improv Festival
The Moleman of Belmont Avenue
The local indie creature comedy “The Moleman of Belmont Avenue” has a preview screening Saturday at the Music Box Theatre.
Women in Comedy II: Improv/Sketch
In a recent blog post I asked: Why don’t more women become comedians? While performers such as Margaret Cho and Tina Fey are as successful as top male comedians, there remains a significant gender gap in the business, particularly in stand-up. Over the past 12 months at Zanies, arguably the most active stand-up club in […]