Comedy

Skits, sketches, stand-up and laughs in Chicago.

Comedian says he had ‘the experience of a lifetime’ on the NBC show, where he won an Emmy and impersonated Cory Booker, Kanye West and Eric Adams.
Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, Marcello Hernandez and Devon Walker have signed on for Season 48, starting Oct. 1 on NBC.
Ed Wells, new boss at the Chicago company, says he’ll work on ‘bringing the Second City magic to audiences everywhere.’
Along with newcomer Aristotle Athari, they’re following Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney out the door.
Big names including Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Kevin James will be performing at the area’s clubs, theaters and arenas.
‘SNL’ alum Jerry Minor directs a satisfying mix of the long, the short, the profound and the silly.
The man fired a shot after the club had emptied, police say.
Knight’s family announced his death and is not releasing additional details at this time.
Pitchfork, Heatwave Music Fest, a ‘Devil Wears Prada’ stage musical and the opening of the Ice Cream Museum are among the entertainment highlights in the week ahead.
‘I am doing my own thing now,’ says the Australian performer, who is touring with a new set meant to add ‘depth to your understanding of who I am.’
A&E documentary looks back with classic footage and comments from artists and experts.
Thanks to his likable presence, his edgy material never feels mean-spirited or condescending.
The people working for ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ were charged with unlawful entry.
Skipping the foul language and edgy subjects, the comic focuses his humor on the relatable topics of marriage and family.
In Netflix special, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and other admirers remember the ‘Full House’ star who died in January.
At the mainstage revue ‘Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not,’ you’ll get the giggles. You’ll get warm fuzzies. You’ll get mooned by someone.
From stand-up to improv, comedy will be everywhere on area stages in the months ahead.
“Something I always tell myself when I’m writing is, ‘Don’t give them what they want. Give them what they did not know they need,’” the comedian says.
In a newly released Netflix special called ‘Nothing Special,’ shot in 2020, the late comedian delivers almost an hour of his trademark provocative humor.
Comedian draws backlash for ‘anti-gay rhetoric’ on his stand-up show ‘SuperNature’
Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney say subtler goodbyes on the 47th season finale.
Documentary on HBO digs up a treasure trove of great performances and artifacts but doesn’t sugarcoat his problems.
On Thursday the streaming giant spread news that the comedian hasn’t had his last laugh yet, announcing a never-before-seen stand-up comedy special that he recorded in 2020 alone in his living room.
‘Late Show’ host and Second City alum will be chair of the group meant to ‘help encourage a new generation.’