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EPIC Fest's Kelsie Huff, Marty DeRosa and Tim Barnes share adventures in comedy

When the organizers of EPIC Fest called it EPIC Fest, they weren’t kidding. They say it stands for Edison Park Infectious Comedy Fest, but no doubt it’s also for the epic line-up of comedians who’ll settle into Edison Park from Tuesday, October 13 through Sunday, October 18. You’ll recognize them from The Late Show with David... Read more »

Your Chicago Comedy Calendar for September 2015

SECOND CITY/ UP COMEDY CLUB FIRE UPDATE/ VENUE CHANGES  AS OF 10:00 a.m. 9/14/15        At the top of my list this month is the return of the Defiant Thomas Brothers.Their reunion was the comedy news of the summer. Opening night was to be at Second City this Friday, September 4, but due... Read more »

Your Chicago Comedy Calendar for August 2015

August is not a quiet month, at least not in Chicago comedy. There is greatness everywhere.  Greatness visiting from out of town and greatness we’re privileged to have year around. Comedians visiting this month include: Jim Gaffigan, Dan Telfer, David Heti, John Roy, Dwayne Kennedy, Lahna Turner, Miranda Sings, Jay Phillips, Doug Benson, K-Von, Bill... Read more »

Talking with Hope Rehak: a Chicago comedian whose star is on the rise

A friend of mine who is a law professor and comedy fan wrote me to say I need to know about Hope Rehak.  I love getting interview suggestions, so I was enthusiastic.  I realized how great his suggestion was when I saw Hope’s clips on YouTube and saw a young, rising comedian who looks like... Read more »