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

Contract bargaining with the Chicago comedy theater has dragged on for more than two years.
Formerly ‘cutthroat’ castmates now perform together in ‘a gentler, kinder way,’ says group member Michael Ian Black.
Rob Reiner, his longtime friend, draws out great stories in ‘Defending My Life.’
A Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan teamup, a stage version of ‘Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas’ and a Kesha concert are among the upcoming entertainment highlights.
Talented actors at e.t.c. Theater seem very much in control of their wacky premises
She’ll host ‘After Midnight,’ based on Comedy Central’s old comedy game show ‘@midnight.’
‘Gutfeld!’ favorite, coming to Chicago for the 312 Comedy Festival, says his stand-up material ‘prioritizes laughs over politics.’
The long-running sketch comedy show will premiere Season 49 on Oct. 14, NBC announced Wednesday.
The Sunday Times, The Times of London and Channel 4’s “Dispatches” said that one woman alleged she had been raped, while three others accused him of sexual assault.
Back in Chicago, veteran funnyman will stop by Zanies to remind stand-ups they’re in ‘the greatest profession on the planet.’
In ‘The Perfect Amount of Wrong,’ Mike Bridenstine looks back at the rise of peers including Kumail Nanjiani, Pete Holmes and Hannibal Buress at humble open mikes in the late ’90s and early ’00s.
A Jonas Brothers concert at Wrigley, a new ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and a Frankie Knuckles festival are among the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
The Chicago Air and Water Show, the Marriott Theatre’s ‘Gypsy’ and a Chance the Rapper show are among the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
The show’s first non-binary cast member performs this weekend at Zanies in Old Town.
The comedian, who stands out from the pack by spewing words the former POTUS would never really say, also praises Chicago’s particular appreciation for comedy.
During filming of ‘The Crusades,’ Everage said he gained about 15 pounds after eating Portillo’s and Giordano’s most days
“I never knew that I could be funny until I joined Second City,” he once said. His many movies included “Catch-22,” “The In-Laws” and “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming”
Second City alum (and critic) Dewayne Perkins co-writes and co-stars in comedy film about why the Black characters always die first.
Chicago-born actor voiced Jimmy Pesto on “Bob’s Burgers.”
The pieces speak for themselves, and the group performs best when they adopt a pithy approach.
‘Late Show’ host comes to the aid of old friends in Lookingglass Theatre Company.
Here’s our guide to comedy performances in the coming months.
‘I love Chicago so much,’ says the comedian, who structured a sitcom like the ’90s team’s unstoppable offense.