| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Actor Dustin Diamond, known for playing Screech on Saved by the Bell, doesn't think it's that unusual that he ran into trouble in his 20s.
Diamond, 36, admits that he had his rebellious years and I had my high drama and a lot of crazy stuff in my...
| Mar 17, 2013
Getting paid to be funny is great work if you can get it. And comedian Patti Vasquez knows she's fortunate to be busy.
"I'm in Iowa next week and then South Carolina after that," Vasquez said recently. "I mean, it took us two weeks just to coordinate...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 12:30 AM
| Feb 20, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Dustin Diamond, who played Samuel "Screech" Powers on “Saved by the Bell,” will bring his comedy act to the Aberdeen Ramada Inn on March 16.
Diamond, 36, is a musician and director as well as a stand-up comedian. He will present one show in...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:03 AM
BOYNE CITY -- She has been a stand-up comedian for more than three decades, is currently a panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" where she matches wits with some of the nation's leading pundits, she was recently inducted into the Comedy Hall of...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Waste Management's Michelle Clark may not be ready to quit her daytime job for a gig as a stand-up comic, but she sure knows how to get laughs.
Clark served as mistress of ceremonies at the Chamber of Commerce Spirit Awards and 96th annual board...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Dizzy with the thrill of a Super Bowl victory — and late-night revelry — Ravens fans spent Monday stocking up on purple gear and planning to close offices and pull children out of school for Tuesday's victory parade.
Women heaped on purple...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:28 PM
As opening night glitches go, this was a good problem.
The back room at Lakeview gastropub The Dog's Bollox was jammed with people squeezing in for the debut of Story Sessions, yet another yarn-spinning event to add to Chicago's already-packed...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Amy Schumer can tell a story. Knowing how to craft a short narrative and make it pay off with a laugh has, after all, helped make her one of the hottest comedians on TV and the concert circuit these days.
So, let the star of Comedy Central’s...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 5:45 AM
It was the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving, and most of the crowd for The Second City's Chicago-themed revue in the UP Comedy Club apparently didn't have to work the next day, because the room remained packed for the free extra set beginning at 10 p.m....