Archive for 2011

Movember remembered

Movember remembered
This was the first year I decided to participate in Movember. I was just sitting around without a sweet mustache and was inspired by several pro hockey players and fantastic charity organizations who joined the cause, such as Hockey Players 4 Kids, to make a difference by growing my own face catepillar. (Pictures below and... Read more »

Michael Ian Black: Exclusive Interview!

Michael Ian Black: Exclusive Interview!
Comedian, actor, and writer Michael Ian Black is bringing his “Black on White” tour to Chicago this Saturday, November 5th at Park West. Black is best know for playing “Phil” on the NBC series Ed, as well as for starring in other TV shows such as The State, Stella, and Michael and Michael Have Issues.... Read more »

Doug Stanhope: Exclusive Interview!

Doug Stanhope: Exclusive Interview!
If you’re a true fan of stand up comedy, then you’ve probably heard of Doug Stanhope. Stanhope is the personification of anti-hack. Everything that comes out of his mouth onstage is real, daring, and bound to upset several people. The guy is not afraid to tackle any subject, whether he’s saying “Fuck the Jews,” or bad mouthing... Read more »
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Bill Bailey - Review

Bill Bailey - Review
While sitting in the not too close, but certainly not too far third row center of the beautiful House of Blues in Chicago this past Sunday as a result of comp tickets, it hit me, I need to use my blog for more perks. After interviewing Bill Bailey two weeks ago, I was very excited... Read more »

UK Comic Bill Bailey in Chicago! Exclusive Interview

UK Comic Bill Bailey in Chicago! Exclusive Interview
Bill Bailey is unarguably one of the top comics from the UK. Musical comedy acts have been catching steam the past few years in the Unites States, but Bailey is someone who has been doing it since “It wasn’t cool.” Aside from the most decorated comedy shows and festivals in the UK, Bailey has also... Read more »

Colin Quinn - Exclusive Interview!

Colin Quinn - Exclusive Interview!
After a long, successful run on Broadway and an HBO special of his one-man show Colin Quinn Long Story Short, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Quinn has brought the show to Chicago and it’s currently playing at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) through September 10th. Tickets available here. In his highly... Read more »
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Jackie Martling on leaving the Howard Stern Show and Artie's return to radio

I was nominated by CBS Chicago for the “Chicago’s Most Valuable Blogger” contest! You can vote for my blog “Class Act Comedy,” once a day at this link till September 9th: I did a recent interview with Jackie “the Joke Man” Martling from the Howard Stern Show, and Jackie shed some more light on why... Read more »

Kurt Metzger - LaughSpin interview summary

Kurt Metzger - LaughSpin interview summary
I recently got to interview comedian Kurt Metzger for LaughSpin.com and wanted to share some of the highlights in my blog. Kurt is best known from his appearances on Comedy Central Presents, the Late Late Show, Live at Gotham, and he was the winner of “Best Joke” on the last season of Last Comic Standing.... Read more »

Q&A with Louie C.K.!

Q&A with Louie C.K.!
There’s no doubt that today’s most celebrated stand up comedian is Louie C. K. Louie’s hard-hitting, dark, and brutally honest show Louie on FX connects with many viewers across the country. A few years before the FX series, Louie took an innovative approach to the standard sitcom. His predominantly uncensored show Lucky Louie hit with his... Read more »
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Exclusive interview with comedian Scott Long

If you’re a football fan, you’ve probably seen Fox NFL Sunday’s pregame show, and you’ve most likely seen the Frank’s Picks segment where comedian Frank Caliendo has impersonated people from John Madden to President George W. Bush.  If you’ve been left in hysterics watching these sketches, you should be aware of all the talent that... Read more »