Jay Mohr talks Chris Farley, "incredibly overrated" first SNL cast and more

Jay Mohr talks Chris Farley, "incredibly overrated" first SNL cast and more
“Mohr Stories” is a fitting name for actor and comedian Jay Mohr’s podcast. The SNL alum has a knack for telling stories, which makes tales of doing live sketches with Chris Farley and auditioning opposite a fired up Tom Cruise all the more compelling. I caught up with Mohr recently to talk SNL, Jerry Maguire,... Read more »

Q&A: Kayla Harrison talks Rousey and MMA debut

Q&A: Kayla Harrison talks Rousey and MMA debut
Two-time judo Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison is set to make her MMA debut Thursday with the Pro Fight League at the Chicago Theatre. The fights will be televised on the NBC Sports Network at 8 p.m. central. Following the PFL’s open workouts on Tuesday, Harrison spoke with Chicago Now on being compared to Ronda... Read more »

Would SNL's "Pat" survive today's gender-conscious viewers?

Would SNL's "Pat" survive today's gender-conscious viewers?
Saturday Night Live alum Julia Sweeney was at Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications on Friday helping promote Saturday Night Live’s new exhibit SNL: the Experience. To many comedy and SNL fans, Sweeney was best known for creating and portraying the hit androgynous character “Pat” of the 1990s. When asked if she thought the character would hit... Read more »
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Jim Norton talks Netflix special, Opie split and De Niro

Jim Norton talks Netflix special, Opie split and De Niro
by Scott King @ScottKingMedia  Comedian Jim Norton’s brand new stand up special Mouthful of Shame is now available on Netflix. Norton, heard every morning on XM Radio’s Jim and Sam Show with co-host Sam Roberts, and weekly on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, has actually been able to avoid shame his entire career by being a wide... Read more »

Wizard World Chicago: Is A Back To The Future Sequel Or Reboot Happening?

Wizard World Chicago: Is A Back To The Future Sequel Or Reboot Happening?
Saturday afternoon a question that’s long been on the mind of Back To The Future fans everywhere was answered. During the Back To The Future panel at Wizard World Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, a video message from Back To The Future producer and co-writer Bob Gale cut to the chase. Another... Read more »

Legendary Comic Book Artist Alex Ross: Q&A

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the incomparable comic book artist and writer Alex Ross! Ross was born in Portland, Oregon, but currently calls Chicago home. Through his unequivocally ultra-realistic take on superheroes, Alex has become a household name among lovers of capes, webs and claws everywhere. Ross’ art work can most recently be... Read more »
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James Murray Jackson, Jr. takes the stage as Pryor in Unspeakable

Unspeakable‘s James Murray Jackson, Jr. just kicked off a five-week run playing undoubtedly the world’s greatest comedic icon to date. Unspeakable, which chronicles sixty-one years of Richard Pryor’s 65-year life and dives deeper into his years as a comic, is currently showing at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.). TICKETS The role,... Read more »

UFC Fight Night Chicago Highlights

TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night Chicago Weigh-ins
When UFC president Dana White said he’d like to bring the UFC back to the United Center when it was warm and bring a championship fight as well in January of 2014, Chicago fight fans salivated at the dream scenario. Saturday night it became a reality. Miesha Tate Vs. Jessica Eye lived up to the... Read more »

First Wives Club opens in Chicago

The highly-anticipated review of the First Wives Club premiered at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre Wednesday March 11 and will run through March 29. Tickets A full house witnessed the apparent big-budget production full of laughs and typical Broadway tunes open on the historic Oriental stage. Those who attended were delighted and often left in stitches by the First... Read more »
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Dear John Hughes Brings the House Down

Dear John Hughes kicked off its Chicago run at the Broadway Playhouse located at Water Tower Place on Thursday night to a full house. The show could best be described as a tribute John Hughes’ high school films, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. The “For the Record” production will run through March 15. Tickets Although... Read more »