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Hundreds of aspiring comedians show up for ‘In Living Color’ open auditions

Hundreds of aspiring comedians show up for ‘In Living Color’ open auditions

By | December 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 3 comments

Hundrerds of aspiring and working comedians, improvisors and actors lined up outside of the soon-to-be-opened Laugh Factory Chicago on Dec. 20 to audition for the revamped In Living Color-- a two-episode special run that Fox will premiere this spring. The smallscreen hopefuls...

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Variety comic-to-watch Thomas Middleditch lands role in “Hangover” scribe’s flick

Variety comic-to-watch Thomas Middleditch lands role in “Hangover” scribe’s flick

By | August 9, 2011 at 11:59 am | No comments

Chicago-bred comedian Thomas Middleditch, recently named as Variety's "10 Comics to Watch" has landed a co-starring role in an upcoming movie, written by Scot Armstrong, who penned The Hangover Part II. This is Armstrong's directorial debut. Middleditch, a regular at the Upright...

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Laugh Factory will open Chicago venue this summer

By | May 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm | 12 comments

In February, we reported that the Los Angeles-based comedy club, Laugh Factory would open a new location in Chicago, taking over the now abandoned space that once was the Lakeshore Theater. Today, we hear the new space will be ready for business in the summer. “To be able to...

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Comedy kibbles and bits: links about funny shit

By | April 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments

It's been a few days since I busted out some comedy links. So, here's a list of some that deserve some attention. Start clicking away, you click-indicted clickers. Ving Rhames has been cast in a Comedy Central pilot, wherein he plays a former special ops agent. The show is...

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Review: Comedians You Should Know (the album)

By | April 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm | One comment

Comedians crave the spotlight the way plants covet sunlight. So Wednesdays at Timothy O’Toole’s in Chicago, their lodge of sorts, Marty DeRosa, Danny Kallas, Joe Kilgallon, Mike Lebovitz, Drew Michael and Michael Sanchez reconvene their six-member comedy club: Comedians You...

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Comedians You Should Know (the album)

By | April 14, 2011 at 11:02 pm | No comments

Comedians crave the spotlight the way plants covet sunlight. So Wednesdays at Timothy O’Toole’s in Chicago, their lodge of sorts, Marty DeRosa, Danny Kallas, Joe Kilgallon, Mike Lebovitz, Drew Michael and Michael Sanchez reconvene their six-member comedy club: Comedians You...

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Laugh Factory coming to Chicago, taking over former Lakeshore space

By | February 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm | No comments

Chicago, the longtime home of sketch and improv comedy fixtures like Second City and iO, will gain another institution in the near future. The Hollywood-based Laugh Factory will be opening a location in the former northside home of the Lakeshore Theater, according to the Chicago...

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TBS’ Just For Laughs festival launches mobile app

By | May 28, 2010 at 11:41 am | No comments

TBS’ Just For Laughs Chicago Festival has just hatched a tech-savvy new method of keeping fans abreast of the latest fest developments. This year’s festival program will be available in the form of a mobile app. Show schedules, lineups, comic bios, videos and more will be...

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Lakeshore Theater, forerunner in comedy, set to close April 10

By | April 2, 2010 at 11:54 am | One comment

It’s amazing what a good venue can do. In the 1970’s, venues like the Comedy Store and the Improv inspired a comedy boom, brought public attention to the now legendary Andy Kaufman, David Letterman and Richard Lewis, and helped change what it meant to be a comedian....

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