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Getting To Know Tig Notaro, Comedy’s Cancer Survivor

Once you’ve heard Tig Notaro’s stand-up comedy, your world will be completely different.


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Bill Cosby Rape Accusations Brought Back Into Focus By Comedian Hannibal Buress

While performing at the Trocadero, a club in Bill Cosby’s hometown of Philadelphia, Hannibal Buress reminded the crowd of the multiple sexual assault accusations against Cosby that have come to light over the past decade.


Cameron Esposito just, you know, hangin’ out with Ferguson and Leno. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Comedian Cameron Esposito Performs On Craig Ferguson, Holds Her Own With Jay Leno

Making her late night debut, Cameron Esposito was recently on Craig Ferguson. This episode seemed even more monumental for Cameron (not to mention Chicago comedy pride in general) thanks to the fact that Jay Leno just so happened to be there. Esposito was even able to include Jay in her stand-up, which he seemed to genuinely enjoy.


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Bernie Mac To Be Honored With Street Name

The late Bernie Mac is getting a special honor in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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Chicago Teen Using Laughs To Cope With Cancer

They say laughter is the best medicine, and a Chicago father-son duo is really put that old adage to the test.

CBS 2–01/31/2012

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Comedian Takes Heat For Anti-Gay Slur In Chicago Show

On the heels of the controversy of a rant that drew fury at Tracy Morgan of “30 Rock” fame, another comedian has been taken to task for using anti-gay slurs in his act – this time in a Chicago show.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Deon Cole

June 17, 2011 – CBS 2 News at 6AM You know comedian Deon Cole best from his appearances on all three of Conan O’Brien’s late night talk shows, but he’s back in Chicago now for […]


Steve Mazan's documentary, "Dying To Do Letterman" chronicles his journey and his eventual appearance in 2009 on the David Letterman show.  (Photo Credit:

Documentary Traces Comedian’s Journey To ‘Late Show’

When 35-year-old stand-up comedian Steve Mazan learned he was dying of cancer, he decided to dedicate the rest of his life to living his dream – performing on The Late Show with David Letterman.

WBBM Newsradio–06/15/2011