A powerful, righteous nation makes a military excursion into a troubled, complicated, divided country, determined to bring democratic lightness where there has been factional darkness. Predictions are made that the invaders will be cheered in the streets. Instead, they are perceived as a dangerous...
Actor Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago and a familiar face from character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," has died. He was 86. Schaal died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement...
The group's latest creation proves to be an extravaganza of emotion and beauty.
Sahlins helped launched the birthplace of modern improvisational comedy in Chicago in 1959. Among his discoveries were Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and John Belushi.
Among his most notable works were 'Talley's Folly,' 'The Hot L Baltimore' and 'Burn This.' He was a longtime collaborator at New York's Circle Repertory Company.
She was associated with the theater for all but one of its 50 years and found and nurtured such comedy giants as John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley and Bill Murray.
A stage musical about the macabre family was meant to move beyond expectations. But pop culture is mighty powerful.
Marking 50 years, the satirical Chicago troupe can claim a legion of star alumni and a major impact on the world of comedy.