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Thursday, 07 August 2008 06:00

Kumail Nanjiani: Undeniable

Kumail NanjianiGrowing up in Karachi, Pakistan, then relocating to Iowa (of all places), comedian Kumail Nanjiani now finds himself living in Chicago where he has been the star of the one-man show Unpronounceable directed by Paul Provenza, director of The Aristocrats. For Kumail the transition from the Middle East to the Midwest was a strange one. But what else could it be?

Michael Showalter PhotoWhether watching him in shows such as Stella or The State, or in films Wet Hot American Summer or The Baxter, Michael Showalter’s twisted, but profound, sense of humor has earned him heavy street credit as one of the nation’s talented young comics. David first made his mark appearing on MTV’s The State before joining David Wain and Michael Ian Black on Stella

Sunday, 08 July 2007 06:00

Patton Oswalt Knocks ‘Em Dead

Patton Oswalt PhotoLike that itch on your ass that you have to repeatedly scratch, Patton Oswalt kept the sold out crowd at Lakeshore Theatre laughing relentlessly from the moment Janeane Garofalo introduced him to the moment he triumphantly darted off the stage. Not a dry eye remained in the house as Patton’s one-hour plus hysterical routine delivered blow after blow – and then some. And though Patton’s clever premeditated material...

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World Premiere! Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents LADY X – A MUSICAL

25 March 2017 in Upcoming Theatre

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X –…

About Face Theatre Prepares to Blast Off at WONKA BALL: FORBIDDEN PLANET Friday, April 21st at Venue SIX10

25 March 2017 in Upcoming Theatre

Get ready to blast off! About Face Theatre invites guests to the final frontier – space – for an out…

Rivendell to produce world premiere of Margaret Atwood novel in September

25 March 2017 in Upcoming Theatre

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago’s only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the…

Announcing the New 2017/2018 Season at Goodman Theatre

25 March 2017 in Upcoming Theatre

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces Goodman Theatre’s new 2017/2018 Season, which builds on the theater’s 40-year commitment to producing works…

Free Performance of Kita Y Fernanda Monday Night, March 27th, at Morton East's Historic Chodl Auditorium

24 March 2017 in Upcoming Theatre

16th Street Theatre is extending an open invitation this Monday night for a FREE performance of Tanya Saracho's Jeff-Nominated play,…

A Comic Delight, Destiny of Desire Also Has Plenty of Smart and Sexy

22 March 2017 in Theatre in Review

Destiny of Desire begins with the actors breaking the fourth wall, walking among the audience, encouraging them to relax and…

Circus 1903 Brings the Kid Out in All of Us

22 March 2017 in Theatre in Review

After a 146-year run, Ringling Bros. Circus, is finally bringing down its curtain for what has been tabbed as “The…

International Voices Project Announces the 2017 Festival Takes Place at A New Venue, Instituto Cervantes, April 17 – May 18

22 March 2017 in In Concert

International Voices Project (IVP) is proud to announce a new venue for this year’s five week celebration of international plays.…

Rivendell announces casting for Firebirds Take the Field

21 March 2017 in Upcoming Theatre

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago’s only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the…

The Marriott Theatre presents SHE LOVES ME, beginning April 26

21 March 2017 in Upcoming Theatre

Set against the lavish backdrop of a 1930s Hungarian perfume shop, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy gem, SHE LOVES ME,…

Review: The Hard Problem at Court Theatre

20 March 2017 in Theatre in Review

The Chicago premiere of a Tom Stoppard play is one of the most hotly anticipated events of this season. We’re…

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Season 39 Spring Series Opens on High Note

18 March 2017 in Dance in Review

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago delivered a powerful evening of dance, on the opening night of its Season 39 Springs Series…

 

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