Day: December 19, 2013

Giulia Rozzi reflects on her life as a “Bad Bride” in brutally honest, funny one-woman show

Giulia Rozzi has dished up deliciously saucy tales about sex through her popular monthly showcase with Margot Leitman, “Stripped Stories.” The Comic’s Comic profiled Rozzi in December 2009, and back then she told me that she was dreaming of a future in 2014 that included: “Living with my beau, puppy, and maybe (maybe!) a baby in homes I own in both NYC and L.A. where I play a regular character on a fantastic sitcom or amazing HBO or Showtime series (ideally one I also co-produce and write for).” Well, there’s still time for all of that to happen. But first,...

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Just For Laughs skipping Chicago for 2014

That sound you hear whipping through Chicago this morning isn’t the usual Windy City breeze. Chicago’s comedy scene has produced some of our favorite sketch and improv comedy actors and actresses for more than 50 years — and many of today’s greatest current crop of stand-ups, too — but they won’t have Just For Laughs to showcase them next summer. Bruce Hills, Just For Laughs COO, confirmed the news on Wednesday with a statement reported in both the Chicago Tribune and the Sun-Times. “We’ve decided to take a year off to rethink the festival model, to adjust to the current...

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