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“The Second City That Never Sleeps: 24 Hours” is an annual benefit show at The Second City Theater, 1608 N. Wells St., featuring famous musical and comedic performers.

Sleepless in The Second City

December 8, 2014

Comedy is a 24-hour job for The Second City, Chicago’s famous sketch theater at 1608 N. Wells St. This has rarely been more true for the comedy institution than with its annual star-packed benefit sh...

Chris Gethard’s DIY philosophy

Chris Gethard is the host of the do-it-yourself style weekly comedy program “The Chris Gethard Show” on MNN and thechrisgethardshow.com.

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

December 1, 2014

Failure is nothing new to comedian Chris Gethard.Gethard’s self-titled weekly variety show has had its fair share of ups and downs in its six-year run. From having P. Diddy appear on the show to gett...

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the comedy duo of Comedy Central’s acclaimed show “Broad City,” brought their live act to Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. on Nov. 12.

Windy City bows to hilarious ‘Broad City Live’ performance

November 17, 2014

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson may be known for their Comedy Central show, the hilarious and critically acclaimed comedy “Broad City,” but they proved their unlimited array of talent Nov. 12 at Linco...

Harsh fake ID penalties excessive

By Editorial Board

October 13, 2014

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White launched a campaign on Oct. 1 to raise awareness among individuals under 21 about the harsh penalties surrounding the use of fake government-issued identification in Illinois.If convicted of using a fake ID, potential consequences include one-year suspension of a driver’s license, fines of $500–$25,000 and one to three years in prison. As part of the campaign, White is traveling ...

Internship fair proves vital for all students

Students speak with industry professionals at the Theatre Department internship fair on Sept. 29 in Studio 404 at the 72 E. 11th St. Building, in hopes of getting an internship opportunity with the participating companies. 

October 6, 2014

Students and members of Chicago’s theater community descended on Studio 404 in the 72 E. 11th St. Building for the college’s annual theater Fall Internship Fair on Sept. 29. The fair included about ...

Back to basics

By Features Editor

September 29, 2014

When CBS tweeted, “Stephen Colbert to be next host of ‘The Late Show’” in April, it was a bittersweet moment for fans. The wry comedic powerhouse will shift to CBS from his long-time home on Comedy Central in 2015, but something will be lost in the process: Stephen Colbert, the character. The bombastic, conservative pundit who started as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” in 1997 and hosted the Emmy Award-wi...

The new ordinance that bans smoking in parks, harbors, beaches and playgrounds immediately goes into effect and imposes a $500 fine on all people who violate the ban. 

Get your butts out of Chicago’s parks

September 15, 2014

The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance Sept. 10 that bans smoking within 15 feet of beaches, playgrounds, harbors and parks.The new ordinance, which immediately goes into effec...

Stem cell studies signal new brawn in muscle maintenance

Stem cell studies signal new brawn in muscle maintenance

September 15, 2014

Like most components that make up human biology, stem cells lose steam over time. However, in two new studies scientists may have found ways to keep them replicating and functional for longer. These fi...

Student comedians bring next generation of laughs

Joel Boyd

By Brandon Howard

April 14, 2014

Do not let their foolish moniker deter you—the Chicago College Class Clowns, C4, are go-getters in the city’s famous comedy scene.Consisting of AJ Lubecker, Kevin Lobkovich, Sean Parker and Patrick...

Wise Ass: April Fool’s Edition

April 7, 2014

Wise Ass, Student Programming Board's open mic comedy night, celebrated April Fool's Day at Haus, 623 S. Wabash Ave. The April 1 event featured acts such as We Cute, Charaidan and Columbia's improv gro...

After all duos performed, a singer entertained the audience while they voted on which teams were their favorite.

Under The Gun Theater’s first shot

January 27, 2014

Quick-witted and spontaneous improvisers are allowed only five minutes to win over their audience and move on to the next round of Under The Gun Theater’s first annual Improv Classic. The tournament-st...

Improv Classic

January 24, 2014

Under The Gun Theater's Improv Classic at The Donny's Skybox Theater, 1608 N. Wells St., started Jan. 18 and runs until the March 1 finals. In this seven-week improv challenge, partners team up and perfo...

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