Thursday, 12 February 2009 10:43

The Whitest Kids U Know

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Step aside Jamie Kennedy fans (if you exist) and Jews not named Sammy Davis Jr. (if you exist), because Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, Zach Cregger, Timmy Williams, and Darren Trumeter are the Whitest Kids U Know. The New York natives left no funny bones untickled at Lakeview's own Lakeshore Theater…
Sunday, 19 October 2008 19:05

Louis C.K.'s "Hilarious" Tour, Hilarious

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I realize Louis C.K. states in his new tour that the word “hilarious” is extremely overused in which its meaning no longer even comes into play, as in “You saw Lisa last night? That’s hilarious!” But Louis C.K. was exactly that – “hilarious” – just...
Monday, 14 April 2008 06:00

Colin Quinn “Quintessentially Funny!”

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Colin Quinn packed 'em in and delivered a fantastic hour plus set at the Lakeshore Theater last weekend. Colin talks fast and delivers joke after joke with such rapidity that I couldn't hear everything he said over the laughter. I loved his stuff about Brad Pitt traveling the world in…
Wednesday, 12 March 2008 06:00

Jamie Kilstein Kills ‘em

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There is a certain kind of poise I look for in a seasoned comic, the kind of relaxed rhythm that professional musicians also have that lets you know right from the start, this guy is going to be funny and this guy is going to control the audience with ease.…
Sunday, 08 July 2007 06:00

Janeane Garofalo: Lean Mean Comedy Machine

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"I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth." Janeane Garofalo In a world that seems increasingly full of giggly, cooing blonds and pantyless, camera hungry, dyed…
Saturday, 08 December 2007 06:00

Kristin Schaal – “Funny Lady!”

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At The Lakeshore TheaterOur first hysterical glimpse of Kristin Schaal is projected from a live camera backstage as she wolfs down a giant ice cream cone and snarls to her partner that she must finish it before taking the stage.
Thursday, 07 August 2008 06:00

Kumail Nanjiani: Undeniable

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Growing 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…
Whether 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…
Sunday, 08 July 2007 06:00

Patton Oswalt Knocks ‘Em Dead

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Like 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…
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