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  • Trailer for star-studded Christmas comedy, 'Love the Coopers,' premieres
    Trailer for star-studded Christmas comedy, 'Love the Coopers,' premieres
    This holiday season promises to be filled with premieres of highly anticipated films, ranging from the upcoming Pixar feature entitled "The Good Dinosaur" to the next installation of the "Star Wars" saga to another David O'...
  • 'Staten Island Summer'
    DVD review: 'Staten Island Summer'
    His tenure as head writer of Saturday Night Live and as the co-anchor of 'Weekend Update' have been largely considered mixed, at best. That didn't stop Colin Jost from writing a feature film called 'Staten Island Summer'.Danny ...
  • Enjoy comedy at a discount
    Enjoy comedy at a discount
    Comedy can be cutting so it only stands to reason the admission to humorous plays be cut as well. Perhaps that’s why discounted tickets are available at www.hottix.org for the following productions.Goodman Theatre kicks off its new season...
  • 'Mistress America' hits theaters August 28
    Gerwig sparkles in 'Mistress America'
    New York college freshman Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a writer looking for a story. Fortunately for her, she has a built-in, almost stepsister, Brooke, who is going to give her all the quotes and anecdotes she needs for a worthwhile short story to win...
  • 'Mistress America' review
    'Mistress America' review: Delightful comedy proves growing up isn't always easy
    Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach's latest collaboration "Mistress America" (expanding to theaters nationwide Aug. 28) is an affectionate and hilarious swipe at the arrogance of youth and those struggling through the transition from...
  • Movie actor Dave Vescio talks about his love of being the villain
    Movie actor Dave Vescio talks about his love of being the villain
    Dave Vescio is a fascinating actor who specializes in playing the villain, the person that audiences love to hate, in indie films. The movie "Going to America" is being released in theaters in 16 cities on Aug. 28, 2015. Vescio talked to...
  • 7 Chinese Brothers
    '7 Chinese Brothers' review: Representing a lonesome existence
    "7 Chinese Brothers" begins its theatrical run in Houston tomorrow at Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park.Larry (Jason Schwartzman) has become stuck in his everyday life. He drinks heavily on a daily basis and doesn't seem to take anything...
  • Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are teaming up for a new screenplay
    Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are teaming up for a new screenplay
    Amy Schumer is no stranger to non-traditional collaborations. After all, she did recruit NBA star, Lebron James, to appear in her film “Trainwreck” and share the stage with hip-hop star, Talib Kweli, during a recent Chicago show. Now,...
  • Morgan O’Shea & Bruno Ly at ‘ComedyWorks Montreal’
    Morgan O’Shea & Bruno Ly set a new record at ‘ComedyWorks Montreal’
    This weekend, comedians Morgan O’Shea and Bruno Ly headline at “ComedyWorks Montreal” and realize their dream of recording their first comedy album. After seven years of stand-up apiece, including featured appearances at &ldquo...
  • 'The Mystery of Irma Vep' at Cal Shakes
    Cal Shakes lets loose with campy summer fun in 'The Mystery of Irma Vep'
    Cal Shakes bid adieu to Jon Moscone in a gay family farce, the beloved artistic director indulging in a splendid exit with ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ starring Danny Scheie and his classic Scheie-nanigans along with the tall, dark and...
  • Misalliance
    Shaw’s ‘Misalliance,’ truly smart comedy, to close soon in Madison
    Ah, theater and men’s underwear—somehow a natural fit in Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw’s smart “Misalliance” (1910). The comedy, some of whose characters have a vested interest in intimate apparel, ingeniously...
  • Comedy comes to Chicago—in all its funny forms
    Comedy comes to Chicago—in all its funny forms
    Comedy comes in all forms, from standup and sketch to musical and dark, as the following Chicago shows show.The New Colony’s Stanley in the Name of Love featuring music ofthe Delicious Moons is in its final days at the Den Theatreon 1333 N....
  • Tracy Morgan marries Megan Wollover
    Tracy Morgan marries Megan Wollover
    Comedian Tracy Morgan who is best known for his performances on Saturday Night Live has married his fiancée Megan Wollover. The couple were joined in an intimate wedding ceremony on Sunday. The ceremony took place in Cresskill, New Jersey, says a...
  • The Editor
    'The Editor' review: Gory hilarity
    "The Editor" began its theatrical run in Houston last night at Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park. It also has another screening Sunday night.Astron-6, the production company that brought us "Manborg" and "Father's Day,...
  • American Ultra
    'American Ultra' review: Strung out action, half-cocked comedy
    "American Ultra" was released theatrically by Lionsgate yesterday.There's already a movie quote floating around for "American Ultra" calling it "Pineapple Express" meets "The Bourne Identity." The...
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