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About a year ago, the musician Jack Kennedy was on a tour, in a manner of speaking. The local disco-pop antagonist rode Greyhound buses making Alan Lomax-style field recordings of amateur musicians along the byways of America. He'd tape their performances...
Join actor Matt Walsh and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp at 1 p.m. PDT Monday for a live video chat about Walsh's turn as the sad sack, self-loathing communications director on HBO's political comedy "Veep." Now in its second season, "Veep"...
Join actor Matt Walsh and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp today at 1 p.m. PDT for a live video chat about Walsh's turn as the sad sack, self-loathing communications director on HBO's political comedy "Veep." Now in its second season, "Veep" follows Julia...
Second City director Matt Hovde had two guests onstage on a recent weekday afternoon at the UP Comedy Club, Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt — Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively, from the Chicago production of “The Book of Mormon.”...
New York is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, but there are ways to cut corners while having fun. Play: The Upright Citizens Brigade offers improv, stand-up and open-mic shows nightly. Even with $5 tickets most nights, it gets some...
Comedian Kurt Braunohler has promised, within a matter of minutes, to rearrange the downtown Los Angeles sky. It's 2:23 p.m. and half a dozen people on a recent Saturday crane their necks and squint into the sun as they wait outside a Hill Street high-...
IFC announced a development slate of 11 projects on Wednesday, three pilots and eight scripts, and based on their descriptions, the channel appears to be going even more idiosyncratic in its projects. Among the projects possibly coming soon to the...
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It probably still happens the old-fashioned way: a beautiful face spotted sipping a milkshake at Schwab's, a screen test and stardom. But you get the feeling that Beck Bennett's Hollywood story is more typical in the new millennium — you know, 30...
You can imagine the scene in thousands of family rooms: "Mom and Dad, I want to major in comedy." Silence. "Comedy? Not on our dime, you don't." To some parents, the notion of heading to Columbia College Chicago for a full-on degree program in matters...
IFC is out to prove that big things can come out of small, quirky shows. Sparked by the success of "Portlandia," the series poking gentle fun at Portland, Ore., and its offbeat residents that has charmed both critics and viewers, the basic cable network...
There has been debate brewing the past few weeks among comedy performers in New York concerning the issue of pay. Often, stand-up comedians with a certain level of experience can score paying gigs at New York clubs. Recently, more and more stand-ups...
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