Tag: Alex Bellisle, Carissa Barreca, Jordan Peele, Second City, She the People, The Real Chicago, Up Comedy Club
Laughs with the ladies: Second City’s “She The People” is empowering entertainment, and the cast is fun to have cocktails with too
Mar 14, 2018
“I was so nervous getting up there. ... He said: ‘Carisa. This is the least important thing you will do today. Waking up in the morning...
Nov 28, 2017
We sat down with Holidazed & Confused director Tyler Samples to discuss why the holidays — and family — are so easy to make fun of. For...
First Look review: Second City’s “She the People” is a reassuringly funny discussion about sexism and the world of women
Oct 11, 2017
This final sketch summed up the tone of She the People perfectly, recognizing the sexism that is rampant but defeating it with the honest...
First Look review: Second City’s “Legendary Laughs” uses imaginative audience participation to create a hilarious night out
Mar 23, 2017
Legendary Laughs is an eclectic assortment of Second City improvisation and sketch comedy that assaults the audience with raw laughs and...
First Look review: The return of Second City’s “Holidazed and Confused” is a romping good way to poke fun at the holiday season
Dec 10, 2016
Flashbacks to classic Christmas movies being re-made in 2016 (Macaulay Culkin’s mom calls him on his cell phone and sends an Uber to the...
First Look review: Second City’s “Unelectable You” is a rollicking, tongue-in-cheek mockery of the 2016 election
Aug 08, 2016
I really liked the oddly charming back and forth in a skit between the candidates’ spouses, as well as a bit on Donald Trump fighting his...
Inside Scoop: Free Millennium Park concerts and movies, Tuesdays on the Terrace at the MCA, farmers’ markets and deals
May 31, 2016
The Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting lineup of 18 free outdoor concerts every Monday and Thursday from June...
Girls night out: Drinks, laughs and online dating talk with the ladies from Second City’s hit “#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment”
May 12, 2016
"I’m not going to write (on my profile) that I’m a health nut. What’s your build? 'Well, I’ve done Zumba, and I’m a little...
First Look review: Second City’s clever, quick-moving “Fast, Loud and Funny” boasts wide-ranging talent
Feb 05, 2016
This show benefits from a good mix of comedians — some are great at goofy, others play the perfect straight man.
Oct 18, 2015
The Local Corner: Exploring the North & Wells intersection in Chicago's Old Town