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Director, Second City Alum Mike Nichols Dead At 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” ”Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” has died. He was 83.

11/20/2014

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Best Improv Comedy In Chicago

They say that laughter is the best medicine, so skip the doctor’s office and take in a show instead at any of these five top comedy venues here in Chicago.

09/15/2014

Actor/Director Harold Ramis Is Principal For A Day At Chicago High School

Senn High School To Name Theater After Harold Ramis

Senn High School principal Susan Lofton said, after Ramis’ death in February, the idea for a tribute began small, then mushroomed.

05/08/2014

Director Harold Ramis and actor John Cusack during the after party for the Focus Features premiere of 'The Ice Harvest' November 21, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Matt Carmichael/Getty Images)

Harold Ramis Dead At Age 69

Legendary Chicago comedian and director Harold Ramis — who gave us such iconic films as Animal House, Caddyshack, and Groundhog Day, and co-starred in Ghostbusters — reportedly has died after a long illness.

02/24/2014

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Best Date Night Shows For Valentine’s Day In Chicago

If you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other, keep the following list of five Chicago-area shows in mind when planning your date night.

01/27/2014

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Best Tourist Attractions In Chicago Worth The Hype

Chicago is one of those wonderful cities where it’s just about impossible to be bored. Here are a few of the tourist attractions that are worth the hype they generate.

11/23/2013

Bernie Sahlins attends the 2012 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner at University of Illinois at Chicago Forum on October 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Second City Co-Founder Bernie Sahlins Dies At 90

A University of Chicago graduate, Sahlins helped create The Second City theater in 1959 with business partners Howard Alk and Paul Sills.

06/17/2013

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Best Directors In The Local Theater Scene In Chicago

From comedy to drama, the Chicagoland area offers numerous opportunities to see a play by award-winning directors. Get your theatre fix by checking out the following productions.

03/25/2013

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Best Shows To See On Valentine’s Day Weekend 2013 In Chicago

When it comes to romance, some local theaters think Sinatra, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rogers and Hammerstein have nailed it.

02/12/2013