Glitter in the Gutter, a new show written and directed by Kellan Alexander, has been deemed, “the first and only live Drag Queen sitcom.” Thanks to Alexander’s admiration for larger-than-life females, Chicagoans will have the opportunity to view a truly outrageous production that lives up to all the quarks of…
Saturday, 13 March 2010 13:43

Comedian Doug Stanhope at Lakeshore Theater

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Look, I don’t want to waste your time, so I’ll preface this piece with a brief questionnaire determining your potential appreciation of Doug Stanhope and his comedic stylings…   1.)   Are you amused by and his hijinks? 2.)   Do you collar-color coordinate comedy? 3.)   Are you offended by anything?…
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 18:49

Laugh Again with Gaffigan

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  Comedian Jim Gaffigan brought his hilarious “Mr. Universe” show to the Chicago Theater for a weekend of packed shows much to the delight of his loyal followers and newfound fans alike. Though the weather was frigid, the comedy was as hot as it gets. I had a nice isle…
  The lights were dimmed low and the place went wild. No one could contain themselves as one of the Kings of Comedy took the stage. The music played and the MC introduced the genius comical mind of Steve Harvey. The Venue at The Horseshoe Casino was near chaos levels…
Monday, 12 October 2009 16:40

Kathy Griffin's D-lightful

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Kathy Griffin, Hollywood's most self deprecating redheaded comedienne, graced the historic Chicago Theatre with her presence (Thursday-Sunday if you want to be technical). Yours truly was in attendance Sunday night with my mother as my date (feel free to insert your own joke here). The self proclaimed D-Lister regaled the…
Thursday, 12 February 2009 04:43

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 14:05

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 01:00

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 01:00

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.…



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