| Feb 6, 2013
| 11:57 AM
D.L. Hughley has been keeping a close eye on Chicago. He can't help it. Besides being one of his three favorite cities in the U.S., it's also often in the news, unfortunately, because of its high murder rate. The controversial comedian and regular guest...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Here's a funny thing about arts festivals: You know they're really cooking not so much by what acts are part of the official lineup but by what's tagging along.
Exhibit A is the Edinburgh Festival. If that annual entertainment conflab in Scotland were...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:44 PM
"I've spent my formative years at 'Saturday Night Live' doing 'Weekend Update' while sitting behind a desk," said Seth Meyers in a recent interview. "But in my new job, I think there might be a bit of standing up."
That new job for the former Chicago...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Let's all hope Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o is lying.
Let's hope he totally concocted the inspirational story of overcoming the death of his make-believe dead girlfriend in order to garner favorable publicity and pump up his chances of winning the...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:24 AM
At this year's Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival, not one of the main headliners, the people playing the Chicago Theatre and featured atop the website, is a woman.
Not Bob Newhart. Not Bill Maher. Not Russell Brand or Seth Meyers. Not even any...
| May 19, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Comedy — as Steve Martin once observed — is not pretty. Nor are racial stereotypes.
We were reminded of both last week when comic Wayne Brady verbally pimp-slapped fellow funnyman Bill Maher during a HuffPost Live interview.
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Conservative firebrand Bill O'Reilly is leaving the confines of his TV studio desk and bringing his trademark spin on news and newsmakers to the heart of the most liberal bastion in Florida.
Never mind that Friday night's venue is located in territory...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:38 AM
It's my final column of the year and, for that matter, the new millennium — not to mention of all time.
Unless it isn't.
I'm so confused.
Anyhow, let's look at the highs and lows of 2012 — not that you have much choice if you're going to...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Time for another round of award winners. Let's start with Madonna and music.
The Material Girl will receive the Top Touring Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards. ABC is telecasting the event at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, from Las Vegas. Tracy Morgan...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Bill Maher, Seth Meyers and Bob Newhart are among the old school-new school headliners of TBS Just for Laughs Chicago, the Chicago franchise of the Montreal-based comedy festival. It's slated for June 11-16 at various venues around the city, including the...