Dave Chappelle made his first late-night appearance in more than six years Tuesday, and one of the first questions he was asked was why he quit his cult sketch comedy show “Chappelle’s Show.”
While traveling the world exploring the science of what makes things funny, we stumbled on an important question: What makes a good comedy club? According to many of the comics we interviewed, a “good room” is one that’s dimly lit, densely packed, with hard chairs, low ceilings, a red curtain, and nothing at all that’s blue.
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.
The comedy categories in this year’s prime time Emmy Awards are packed with major talent. From Lena Dunham to Bob Newhart, there are major stars vying for the top honors this year. Check out who might take home the Emmy – do you agree?
Jerry O’Connell got a surprise when he saw part of his character’s wardrobe in the new CBS comedy “We Are Men.”
Mason Johnson knows nothing about horoscopes or astrology. Seriously. When he was six, his mom thought it was funny to make him stick his head out the car window and scream, “What’s your sign?” at women walking by. That is the extent of his experience. Also, Mason is an Aquarius… ladies.
Chicagoans who suffer the chills of “second city syndrome” should feel the warm & fuzzies this June, as we become top dog on the American comedy scene. How so, you may ask? Well for the fourth year in a row, Chicago will host the largest comedy festival in the United States, a multi-venue, multi-talent laugh-fest that spans the city and pulls the country’s hottest comedians in from the comfy coasts to their faithful city of stand-up destiny, Chicago.
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Theatre doesn’t always have to be so serious. Here are some places to get a belly-laugh workout.