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Comedy

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  Cole Escola, from Craigslist to the Park West

The home page of Cole Escola's website features an irreverent commercial parody. Decked out in a brunette wig, pink lipstick and a sensible pastel plaid button-down, Escola plays a stay-at-home mom who breezily describes her devotion ...



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A Shire calling: Gay comedian moves from Chicagoland to LA

People often have to make big changes in their lives to order to find success. This is no different with Kyle Shire—a gay comedian who has moved from the suburbs of Chicago to Los Angeles after ...


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  Tamale Sepp starts a new chapter

Internationally renowned comedian and interdisciplinary performer Tamale Sepp has relocated to the East Coast after serving up 16 years of comedy, performance art, burlesque and much more in Chicago. For more than a decade and a ...


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  Kathy Griffin

10 Questions with Vic

Kathy Griffin is officially on the A List—period. An army of fans around the world rejoiced seeing Kathy overcome and conquer the onslaught of over-reaction, aggression and bullying by Donald Trump, his administration and the Federal ...


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  Rebecca Root discusses new film roles

Actress and stand-up comedian Rebecca Root—known to British audiences for her work on the BBC series Boy Meets Girl—appears in two new films, Colette and The Brothers Sisters. Root, who is also a prominent voice coach, ...


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  KJ Whitehead, tug of war between laughter, justice

When KJ Whitehead showed up for this interview in mid-September, they were rocking a more feminine attire and look, wearing a piece of clothing their mother bought for them. This was a long time coming for ...


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  All female-identifying improv troupe opens The Shrews: Present Unsex Me

Chicago, IL — The Shrews are proud to announce the opening of their first run of improvised shows, The Shrews: Present Unsex Me. The Shakespearian style show will have a four week run starting October 3, ...


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  Comic Gina Yashere in Chicago Sept. 15

Gina Yashere will perform her comedy Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m. at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. Originally from the United Kingdom, Yashere broke into the U.S. comedy scene on NBC's Last Comic Standing, ...


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  British comic Gina Yashere set to appear at Lincoln Hall this weekend

British comic Gina Yashere was already successful in her home country and at venues all over the world but was unknown to American TV audiences until her appearance on Last Comic Standing in 2007. Yashere will ...







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  David Cale unearths tragedy, secrets in 'Short Time'

Imagine the worst thing that could possibly happen to you as a child. Now, imagine something worse. For groundbreaking multi-hyphenate David Cale ( singer-composer-actor-writer ), there's no "imagine" in the exercise. Growing up in one of ...


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  Second City, HBH team for Women's Health Fair

The ladies of The Second City and Chicago's premiere women's health organizations are collaboration on the first-ever Second City Women's Health Fair, with She the People & Women's Health Services at Howard Brown Health ( HBH ...


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  COMEDY FEATURE Dreamboat offers LGBTQ improv

The two women singing as a warm-up act to an iO improv show on a recent Thursday night were not an unusual act: Solos or small groups precede every performance of Dreamboat, a fresh young troupe ...


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  Whoopi Goldberg gears up for Ravinia

Comic/actress/talk-show host/EGOT ( Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony ) winner Whoopi Goldberg will be performing at the famed Highland Park venue Ravinia on Friday, Aug. 3—and when Windy City Times asked her what she'll discuss, Goldberg ...


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  COMEDY: Sampson McCormick returning to Chicago

by Ashley Collins

Sampson McCormick will be returning to Chicago this week to perform his trademark stand-up for fans. McCormick started his career in Washington, D.C., where he said his first stand-up set was in third grade., "I've always ...


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  Black LGBT stand-up comedian spotlights diversity in comedy

From a press release

Los Angeles, CA- July 5, 2018-It's 2018, and in comedy clubs and theatres and clubs across America, the average patron will be hard pressed to find a wide range of representation of LGBT, disabled, Asian and ...


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  SHOWBIZ Jennifer Hudson, 'Horror Story,' Kathy vs. Ellen, gay boy band

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Jennifer Hudson will be making a new movie "Memory" playing the "glamour cat" Grizabella in Universal and Working Title's big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved stage musical Cats, TheWrap reported. Taylor Swift, James Corden and ...


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  Todd Glass: Gay comedian talks Chicago, coming out

Comedian Todd Glass joins David Cross & His Super Duper Pals at the Chicago Theater June 13. Originally from Philadelphia, Cross had early TV appearances in the '80s for An Evening at the Improv. After numerous ...


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  CRITICS' PICS

Jarred: A Hoodoo Comedy, Teatro Luna at Chicago Dramatists, through Dec. 14. Tanya Saracho's drama about a woman seeking otherworldly help in dealing with a lost love is, well, spellbinding. And that unquiet spirit concoction? ...







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  REVIEW The search for signs of the real Lily Tomlin

Seated five rows back, center, at the Rosemont Theatre Nov. 1, I was positioned to be easily captivated by the sorcery of Lily Tomlin. Clad in black, she appeared, whirling from stage left to stage right ...


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  Lily Tomlin at Rosemont Theatre Nov. 1

One of America's queens of comedy, the legendary Lily Tomlin, will take the stage of the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River, Sat., Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. for 'An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin.' The one-night-only ...


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  Lily Tomlin: An icon talks, part two

In the second half of a two-part interview with Lily Tomlin, she discusses her career, coming out and many of the amazing artists with whom she has shared the screen. Plus we delve even deeper into ...


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  Lily Tomlin: An icon talks

A legend talks with Windy City Times in part one of a two-part interview.

Comedienne, actress, entertainer, icon: Lily Tomlin has a prolific career that spans over four decades. She is a winner of six Emmys, a Grammy, two Peabody awards and two Tony awards for her one-woman shows on ...


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  Lily Tomlin at Rosemont Theatre Nov. 1

One of America's queens of comedy, the legendary Lily Tomlin, will take the stage of the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River, Sat., Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. for 'An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin.' The ...


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  Lily Tomlin at Rosemont Theatre Nov. 1

One of America's queens of comedy, the legendary ( and out ) Lily Tomlin, will take the stage of the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River, Sat., Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. for 'An Evening of ...


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  Julie Goldman of LOGO's 'The Big Gay Sketch Show'

She is hilariously funny, and her star is on a big major rise. If you have LOGO, you are able to watch her on 'The Big Gay Sketch Show'—perhaps convincingly drunk and bubbly as Liza. It ...


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  Humor Makes the Man: Steven G. Fullwood's Take on Sex, Religion and Homophobia

Believe it or not, Steven G. Fullwood is just getting started. In June, the 38-year-old writer published his first book, Funny, 31 humorous essays on being Black, male and, in his words, a 'manhandler.' This ...


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  Still funny: an interview with Jason Stuart

Jason Stuart was funny when I interviewed him two years ago, prior to his appearance at Zanie's, and he's still funny. Stuart, who continues to make guest appearances on a variety of television shows and movies ...







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  Just for Laughs: Westenhoefer Back in Town

As with Nothing In My Closet But My Clothes, her previous CD, I´m Not Cindy Brady ( Uproar ) features lesbian comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer´s outrageous yet on— target sense of humor. Among the multitude of targets ...




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