| 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....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 3:41 PM
In Baltimore, even Santa, it seems, is a Ravens fan. And vice versa.
At 60, Bo Fowler can pass for Santa, and the Owings Mills resident has begun dressing in a custom purple Ravens Santa suit and entertaining at players' charitable holiday events....
| May 18, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Dr. Frederick L. Brancati, an internationally known expert on the epidemiology and prevention of type 2 diabetes who was director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Tuesday of...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:31 PM
"Steve Harvey" is not everyone's cup of afternoon tea.
Devotees of, say, "The Colbert Report" will find "Harvey's" right-down-the-middle humor uninspiring. Funny newspaper headlines and jokes about how men behave versus how women behave — where...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Paula Poundstone lives in Santa Monica, Calif. "We're near the Jack in the Box," she says. "But I don't like to brag."
And although she doesn't perform her stand-up comedy in Chicago often, she's here all the time. She's become almost as well-known as a...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:36 AM
It's easy enough to see Yannis Pappas for free. The Brooklyn-born comedian has performed widely onstage and on TV, but two of his most prolific acts are characters who star in YouTube videos: Greek restaurant owner (and chain-smoking video blogger) Mr....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Mike Epps considers himself a “crossover” artist of sorts these days.
The star of 2000's “Next Friday” and 2002's “Friday After Next,” who noted he has been popular with black audiences since he began his career as...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Bill Cosby blames "that gun" in Trayvon Martin's death, forget racism or self-defense. Bill Cosby said he wasn't speaking against gun ownership to protect a person in his own home, however....