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  Hell in a Handbag Productions to present Out, Darn Spot!

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Jan. 15, 2021) — Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to present the campy comedyOut, Darn Spot!, written by and starring ensemble member Tyler Anthony Smith* and directed, filmed and edited by Stephanie Shaw. ...


 
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  'The Prom' out Dec. 11 on Netflix

The Prom—a musical-comedy film directed by Ryan Murphy and adapted by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin (from their and Matthew Sklar's 2018 Broadway musical of the same name)—will be out on Netflix on Dec. 11. The ...


 
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  Theater community to offer online plays, musicals, dance, comedy for holidays

--From a press release

Chicago, IL (November 10, 2020)— The Chicago theater community will produce a wide variety of online festive plays, musicals, dance and comedy offerings this Holiday season. Theatre venues in Chicago and across the world remain closed ...


 
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  Interrobang launching season with 'The Spin'

Interrobang Theatre Project (ITP) is launching its 11th season with The Spin, a virtual dark comedy ripped from the headlines, written and directed by Spenser Davis and commissioned by ITP. The plot is described as follows: ...


 
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  'Schitt's Creek' dominates Emmys

The Canadian LGBTQ-centered comedy series Schitt's Creek cleaned up for its final season when the Television Academy showcased the Emmy Awards the evening of Sept. 20. This was the 72nd Emmy ceremony, and was largely virtual ...


 
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  'SNL' adds lesbian cast member

Saturday Night Live, or SNL, will start its 46th season Oct. 3 with at least one major change: The show is adding a member of the LGBTQ+ community to its cast. Punkie Johnson is an out lesbian comedian/writer whose recent credits ...


 
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  MOVIES David Pevsner brings performance to home screens

Although Los Angeles-based performer David Pevsner's solo performance piece Musical Comedy Whore! is technically a one-man show, Pevsner takes care to differentiate it from others. "I think people are kind of surprised by it, [thinking] that ...


 
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  TELEVISION Caroline Aaron talks social justice, podcasting,'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Caroline Aaron is known for her many captivating roles in film, TV, Broadway and, most recently, as Shirley Maisel on the award-winning show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Talking with Windy City Times, Aaron described the values ...


 
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  'Christmas Bingo: Summer Edition' online through July

Christmas Bingo: Summer Edition—written by Vicki Quade, one of the creators of the hit comedy Late Nite Catechism—is streaming through Friday, July 31. A portion of every ticket sold will go to help the Daughters of ...


 
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  TELEVISION Marvel's first openly trans actor on Pride, BLM and Hollywood

Zach Barack made cinematic history as Marvel's first openly trans actor in the 2019 film Spider-Man: Far from Home. He talked with Windy City Times about his experiences in Hollywood, his stand-up comedy, current social issues ...


 
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  Queer creator Quentin Lee honored, announces three new TV series

Los Angeles, CA. June 17, 2020. Roddenberry Impact Awardee Quentin Lee (White Frog, The People I've Slept With, Comedy InvAsian) is co-creating with author Adi Tantimedh (The Ravi PI series from Simon & Schuster) a sci-fi ...


 
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  'Christmas Bingo: Summer Edition' online through July

Christmas Bingo: Summer Edition—written by Vicki Quade, one of the creators of the hit comedy Late Nite Catechism—is streaming through Friday, July 31. A portion of every ticket sold will go to help the Daughters of ...


 
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  Shout! releasing all 11 seasons of 'The Carol Burnett Show'

Shout! Factory TV announced that, on June 1, all 11 seasons of The Carol Burnett Show will be made available for viewing on streaming platforms. The show is one of the most acclaimed and influential TV ...


 
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  Out comedian joins Humanities event

On April 16, comedian Cameron Esposito joined the Chicago Humanities Festival for its first virtual event of the spring 2020 season. During the live-streaming conversation—moderated by Kristen Kaza, co-founder of Slo 'Mo: Slow Jams for Queer ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Global concert, TV doctors, Sean Hayes, GLAAD event, 'Circus'

Some of the world's top stars helped to raise nearly $128 million for the World Health Organization during the coronavirus pandemic by performing in a concert broadcast globally, CNN.com noted. Dozens of celebrities and musicians—including Lady ...


 
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  Melissa Villasenor at The Den in July

Saturday Night Live's Melissa Villasenor will bring her stand-up tour to The Den Theatre for five performances on July 9-11 on The Den's Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Villasenor broke barriers by becoming the first-ever ...


 
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  Margaret Cho at Chicago Improv on May 8-9

Actress/comedian/author Margaret Cho will perform at Schaumburg's Chicago Improv Comedy Club, 5 Woodfield Rd., on May 8-9. Cho, among other accomplishments, has three Grammy Award nominations for Best Comedy Album under her belt. Her tours sell ...


 
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  Out comedian Cameron Esposito in town March 29

Comedian Cameron Esposito will bring her "Save Yourself Tour" to The Den Theatre Sunday, March 29, at 8 p.m. on The Den's Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Esposito is a standup comic, actor and writer ...


 
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  WORLD Bollywood film, UK employers, assault, Rainbow Railroad

The India film capital of Bollywood is releasing its first major romantic comedy with a lead gay character, Advocate.com noted. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (translation: Be Extra Careful About Marriage) stars Ayushmann Khurrana as a young ...


 
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  NUNN ON ONE COMEDY Zach Zimmerman bringing 'Fabulous' tour to Chicago

Out comedian Zach Zimmerman's first comedy album Clean Comedy debuted at number one on the iTunes Comedy charts. He's a Princeton University graduate that performed in Chicago with The Second City Theatricals. He took his act ...


 
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  OUTspoken at Beverly Arts Center to Place LGBTQ Stories in the Spotlight

The Beverly Arts Center presents an evening with LGBTQIA storytelling collective OUTspoken on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be hosted by Chicago-based comedian Elizabeth Gomez and features ...


 
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  COMEDY 'The Haggard Unicorn:' Queer trans comic talks representation, hurdles

KJ Whitehead wants to see unrepresented voices take over the comedy world and her latest project, The Haggard Unicorn, is a reflection of that ambition. "Something strange. Something different. Something radical," she said when asked to ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Best LGBTQ films, Eddie Murphy, Obama's songs, DJ retires

Advocate released its list of the 30 best LGBTQ films of the 2010s. Some on the list include Appropriate Behavior, Moonlight, The Kids Are All Right, Spa Life, The Handmaiden, Colette, Tangerine, Weekend, Booksmart, Rafiki, Beats ...


 
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  Funny Feminism: Podcast "The Guilty Feminist" comes to Chicago

Deborah Frances-White knew there was humor to be mined from her bungled attempts to be a good feminist. Which is why the U.K.-based Australian comedian/writer/producer co-created the comedy podcast The ...


 
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  NATIONAL Lily Tomlin, St. Louis, activist slashed, LGBTQ political candidates

Iconic LGBTQ comedian Lily Tomlin joined with several other comedy legends for a PSA in support of aging pets, The Washington Blade noted. In the video that The Grey Muzzle Organization produced, Tomlin is featured alongside ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Judi Dench, HIV+ musical comedy, Black LGBTQ musicians, Ryan Reynolds

Dame Judi Dench (perhaps jokingly) had a different take on Old Deuteronomy, her character in the panned movie Cats, Out.com noted. The role is traditionally played by a male actor, but Dench was tapped for the ...


 
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  CAKE applications due Dec. 14

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) is accepting exhibitor applications for CAKE 2020 until Saturday, Dec. 14. CAKE is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago's rich legacy as ...


 
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  "Scrooge & Marley" screening Dec. 18

"Scrooge & Marley" is a modern day variation on Charles Dickens' classic story of the holidays, "A Christmas Carol." Recounted from a gay sensibility, with heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale of ...


 
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  THEATER REVIEW Laura and the Sea

Playwright: Kate Tarker At: Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Ave.. Tickets: RivendellTheatre.org 773-334-7728; $38. Runs through: Dec. 8 "The mind is a tricky camera," observes a character in Kate Tarker's dark and quirky comedy receiving ...


 
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  DRAG PERFORMER OF THE WEEK Kalli Mauri

BEHIND THE NAME "I chose Kalli Mauri because I wanted to make sure I stayed true to my comedy roots it's a pun. I also wanted people to know that I may look feminine but there is still a tentacle lurking ...


 
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  COMEDY Whitney Chitwood makes the case for Chicago

Six years ago, Whitney Chitwood was living in New York, trying to make it in theater, and feeling disillusioned, "because I did it all my life. So I would go to comedy clubs and watch shows a lot, and got bit ...


 
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  Lesbian Chorus Artemis Singers at Improv Comedy Nov. 1

CHICAGO─Members of Artemis Singers, www.artemissingers.org, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will perform as part of the Friday, Nov. 1, Dreamboat LGBTQIA+ improv show at The iO Theatre, Chris Farley Cabaret, 1501 ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ George Michael, Billy Porter, Michael Hutchence, LGBTQ-history film

The holiday romantic comedy Last Christmas (starring Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson and Henry Golding) won't just feature the music of George Michael—it will also include a previously unreleased song by the late queer pop legend, Out.com ...


 
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  CRITICS'PICKS

Be Here Now, Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, through Oct. 19. By rejecting romcom clichés, Deborah Zoe Laufer's mostly comedy leads to a smarter, quirkier and even MORE romantic happy ending in this well staged ...


 
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  THEATER REVIEW Twice, Thrice, Frice

Playwright: Fouad Teymour At: Silk Road Rising, 77 W. Washington Street. Tickets: 312-857-1234; SilkRoadRising.org; $38. Runs through: Nov. 10 This world premiere comedy concerns assimilated, Upper Middle Class American Moslem ...


 
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  Guy Branum, queer comic, coming to Zanies

Out comedian Guy Branum is returning to Chicago with a brand new zany stand up act. Hailing from Yuba City, California, he went to college at the University of California, Berkley and later studied at the ...


 
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  Lesbian comedian's release show Oct. 17

Chicago-based lesbian comedian Whitney Chitwood will have a new album, The Bakery Case, out Friday, Oct. 18—and she will have a release show the previous night. The release show will take place Thursday, Oct. 17, at ...


 
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  The Second City marking 60 years with special events

The Second City turns 60 on Tuesday, Dec. 16. However, the celebration kicks off this month with special events and launches that give audiences a peek behind the curtain of the comedy theater. The company will ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Ricky Martin, Tina Fey, Lee Daniels, Megan Fox

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) will honor singer and actor Ricky Martin with the HRC National Visibility Award at HRC's 23rd Annual National Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 28, a press release noted. The 23rd ...


 
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  Second City kicks off 60th with a new book, special events

CHICAGO, IL - (September 19, 2019) The Second City turns sixty on December 16, but the celebration kicks off this month with a slew of special events and launches that give audiences a peek behind the ...


 
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  'Savage Love Live' in Chicago on Sept. 26

Author, sex-advice columnist, podcaster, pundit, public speaker and It Gets Better co-founder Dan Savage will bring his famous column to Chicago when "Savage Love Live" takes place at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., ...


 
NUNN-ON-ONE-COMEDY-Rachel-Dratch-talks-Biance-del-Rio-gay-friends

  NUNN ON ONE COMEDY Rachel Dratch talks Biance del Rio, gay friends

Rachel Dratch is originally from Massachusetts; she moved to Chicago to further her comedy career by working with The Second City and ImprovOlympic. When asked what one thing she learned from her days in the Windy ...


 
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  'Second City Divas In Concert' Sept. 9

Season of Concern (SOC) will present the benefit performance "Second City Divas—In Concert"on Monday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Season of Concern is the ...


 
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  Invictus Announces 2019-20 Season

CHICAGO— Invictus Theatre, a theater company that emerged in November 2017 with an intimate production of OTHELLO and followed it with Shakespeare's comedy LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST in November 2019, has announced its expansion into a season ...


 
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  NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY Flame Monroe's career heats up

The Netflix comedy special Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready premiered recently on Aug. 13. Haddish hand-picked her favorite comedians to spotlight on various segments. One of them is Chicago's very own Flame Monroe, who is the ...


 
NUNN-ON-ONE-COMEDY-Chuck-Norment-Grin-is-in-at-Second-City

  NUNN ON ONE COMEDY Chuck Norment, 'Grin' is in at Second City

The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue: Grinning from Fear to Fear continues an open run, with many sold-out shows on the second floor of 230 W. North Ave. The troupe consists of returning cast member Andrew ...


 
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  The Second City salutes Pride

The Second City's Salute to Pride is waving a welcoming flag this June with an all LGBTQ identifying cast. Head upstairs to UP Comedy Club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and there you will find drag queen ...


 
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  COMEDY Hannah Gadsby pops into Chicago

The Australian, lesbian comic Hannah Gadsby became popular with American audiences thanks to the trail blazing Netflix special Nanette. The show was her tenth and thanks to the hit special she won a Peabody Award. Gadsby ...


 
THEATER-REVIEW-Four-Places

  THEATER REVIEW Four Places

Playwright: Joel Drake Johnson At: Den Productions at the Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: TheDenTheatre.com 773-697-3830; $45. Runs through: June 30 We start out anticipating a comedy: our setting in the first scene, after all, ...


 
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  'Tales' producer discusses return to 28 Barbary Lane

Producer Alan Poul, who is gay and is among the returning crew and cast for Netflix's Tales of the City revival, said that he's "thrilled" to return to Armistead Maupin's cast of characters at 28 Barbary ...


 
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  ComedySportz hosting LGBTQ performances during June

ComedySportz Chicago (CSZ) will commence Pride Month with the company's very first ComedySportz Chicago Pride Month featuring a series of performances,and a Pride Weekend celebration with CSZ's LGBTQIA+ cast members ...


 
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  Eddie Izzard works Wunderbar in Chicago

Eddie Izzard has built a career on simply being his authentic self in life, comedy and politics. His West End debut came in 1993 with a show called Live at the Ambassadors, then much later followed ...


 
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  Second City's Salute to Pride to Bring the Party to UP Comedy Club this June

(CHICAGO, IL - April 3, 2019) The Second City is proud to announce the return of The Second City's Salute to Pride, a variety show written and performed entirely by an all-LGBTQ identifying cast. Sashaying its ...


 
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  Queer actor plays gay character in teen comedy 'Booksmart'

Most students take their finals in classrooms. Austin Crute took his in a life-size clamshell. The queer actor was preparing to graduate from NYU while filming his first movie Booksmart, which follows two best friends (played ...


 
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  LGBTQ mental-wellness event May 18

Award-winning stand-up comedian and writer Sampson McCormick will return to Chicago Saturday, May 18, at the Baton Show Lounge, 4713 N. Broadway, at 4 p.m., for an event that will feature a performance and film screening. ...


 
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  Kokandy Productions announces casting for Head Over Heels

CHICAGO (May 15, 2019) — Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of the bold new musical comedy Head Over Heels featuring songs by The Go-Go's, based on The Arcadia by Sir ...


 
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  'Two Dykes and a Mic' on May 14-15

Rachel Scanlon and Mckenzie Goodwin will host the live stand-up comedy show "Two Dykes and a Mic" on May 14-15, at 8 p.m., at Under The Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport Ave. "Two Dykes' has been described as a "raunchy touring ...


 
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  The Annoyance Theatre presents: "Steamworks: The Musical"

Chicago IL - May 7th 2019. The Annoyance Theatre is proud to bring back the summertime hit, "Steamworks: The Musical" with updated songs and additional characters for a modern view of its campy, comedy classic. A ...


 
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  COMEDY Joel Kim Booster returns to Chicago

Comedian Joel Kim Booster is returning to Chicago for his stand-up tour at The Den Theatre for four performances May 10-11. The out funnyman has appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden and ...


 
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  Davenport's Out and Proud features musical tour of the LGBTQ movement

Melissa Young's tour of the LGBTQ movement through song and comedy returns with a little help from Chicago's best Cabaret stars at Davenport's Piano Bar. Celebrate Pride month with Melissa Young and Nick Sula as they ...


 
Intersectional-feminist-web-series-turns-dating-app-disasters-into-romantic-comedy

  'Intersectional feminist' web series turns dating app disasters into romantic comedy

Unflattering selfie angles, men posing with freshly caught fish and an abundance of "Rick and Morty" references are just some of the horrors one might encounter while swiping for their next Tinder match. These dating app ...


 
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  Wild Nights with Emily offers new takes on Dickinson myths

"Emily Dickinson wished to be published posthumously," says Mabel Todd (Amy Seimetz), the poet's editor, at one point in the new dramatic comedy Wild Nights with Emily. "'Posthumous' refers to a soul that wishes to more ...


 
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  Big Freedia performances taking place April 20-21

LGBT singer Big Freedia (known as the "Queen of Bounce") is coming to Chicago to celebrate Do312 & Chicago Cannabis Alliance's street festival—the second annual Waldos Forever Fest, at Argyle and Clark streets—on Saturday, April 20, ...


 
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  Queer Queens of Qomedy here April 28

The Queer Queens of Qomedy are coming back to The Chicago Laugh Factory, April 28, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. This funny game of thrones (Q3), lead by Poppy Champlin, has been touring for thirteen years and ...


 
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  Women In Comedy to host "A Love Letter to Myself, A Chicago Variety Show"

Chicago, Illinois — On Monday March 25, Women in Comedy hosts "A Love Letter to Myself" from 6 to 9 p.m. at Revolution Brewery. "A Love Letter To Myself" honors the journey of a woman's quest ...


 
New-musical-comedy-Once-Upon-A-One-More-Time-set-to-Britney-Spears-music

  New musical comedy "Once Upon A One More Time" set to Britney Spears music

A musical comedy featuring the songs of Britney Spears will fill the slot at the Chicago theater left vacant when producers of the upcoming Michael Jackson bio-musical cancelled its own pre-Broadway run in the Windy City, ...


 
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  Pride Films and Plays offers Buyer & Cellar, comedy of life in Streisand's basement

Pride Films and Plays will mount Jonathan Tolin's one-man play BUYER & CELLAR in the Broadway Theater of the Pride Arts Center, according to the company's Executive Director David Zak. The production will be directed by ...


 
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  COMEDY Marsha Warfield talks coming out, Kevin Hart and more

During the '80s and '90s, Marsha Warfield's fame rose to incredible heights, thanks to her roles on the TV shows Night Court and Empty Nest. She also has been in films ranging from Mask to D.C. ...


 
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  OUT on Stage' Jan. 17 on Dekkoo

OUT on Stage: The Series will debut Thursday, Jan. 17, on LGBT subscription-based streaming network Dekkoo. Zach Noe Towers hosts the show, which features a line-up of renowned LGBTQ stand-up comedians. "I don't think comedy is ...


 
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  18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival line-up named

SketchFest Executive Producer Jill Valentine announced the official line-up for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, taking place through Jan. 20 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The eclectic 2019 line-up will feature 120 ...


 
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  'OUT on Stage' Jan. 17 on Dekkoo

OUT on Stage: The Series will debut Thursday, Jan. 17, on LGBT subscription-based streaming network Dekkoo. Zach Noe Towers hosts the show, which features a line-up of renowned LGBTQ stand-up comedians. "I don't think comedy is ...


 
Dada-Woof-cast-announced

  'Dada Woof' cast announced

About Face Theatre has announced casting for its Chicago premiere of Dada Woof Papa Hot, by Peter Parnell (The Cider House Rules) and directed by Artistic Associate Keira Fromm. This comedy about gay parenting and modern ...


 
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  Sketch Comedy Festival sets line-up

SSketchFest Executive Producer Jill Valentine announced the official line-up for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, taking place Jan. 10-20, 2019, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The eclectic 2019 line-up will feature 120 ...


 
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  The Second City 107th Mainstage Revue, Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo

Writers: Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Jeffrey Murdoch, Emma Pope, Nate Varrone, Kimberly Michelle Vaughn At: The Second City Mainstage, 1616 N. Wells St. Tickets: 312-337-3992 or SecondCity.com; $31-$58. Runs through: Open run Exceptional sketch comedy is ...


 
Twelfth-Night-

  Twelfth Night

Playwright: William Shakespeare At: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe. Tickets: 847-242-6000; WritersTheatre.org; $35-$80. Runs through: Dec. 16 In Shakespeare's mostly rollicking romantic comedy As You Like It, a country ...


 





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