Day: August 26, 2015

UP in smoke: Rooftop fire at Piper’s Alley complex in Chicago home to The Second City

When there’s smoke, there’s often fire. And when that fire happens in the Piper’s Alley complex in Old Town Chicago that’s home to The Second City, all’s well that ends well with a joke or two on social media. But even as Chicago firefighters arrived on the scene at 1612 N. Wells to put out the fire on the roof of the three-story complex at North and Wells, just south of The Second City building, at 12:53 p.m. Central, the fabled comedy troupe’s Twitter tweeted: “The Second City: The only thing in Chicago hotter than the @Cubs.” Followed shortly...

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Here are your nominees for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015

With only a few days left in the scrum of August which is the Edinburgh Fringe, the panel for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards for 2015 have announced their nominees for this year’s Best Show and Best Newcomer at the Fringe. And they are… Best Show 2015 Nominees James Acaster: Represent @JamesAcaster Joseph Murpurgo: Soothing Sounds For Baby @JosephIsMissing Kieran Hodgson: Lance @KieranCHodgson Nish Kumar: Long Word…Long Word…Blah Blah Blah…I’m So Clever @MrNishKumar Sam Simmons: Spaghetti For Breakfast @samsimmonss Sarah Kendall: A Day in October @Sarah_Kendall Seymour Mace Niche as F*ck! @seymourmace Trygve Walkenshaw: KRAKEN and Nautilus @Trygve123 Best Newcomer 2015 Nominees Adam Hess: Salmon...

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Gary Vider’s live quarterfinal performance on America’s Got Talent from Radio City Music Hall

Gary Vider was the only stand-up comedian in this week’s quarterfinal action of America’s Got Talent, broadcasting live tonight on NBC from Radio City Music Hall. For his act on Tuesday, Vider cracked jokes about trying to date when women supposedly only have a minute before deciding if a mate is worth sleeping with, and about trying to figure out the relationship between the customers and owner at his local bodega. Judge Heidi Klum wanted Vider to pick up the pace on his joke delivery. What did you think? You can vote tonight through noon on Wednesday, and we’ll...

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Marina Franklin on Conan

Marina Franklin was looking good on Monday’s episode of Conan, which as she explained in her stand-up routine, means she’s currently between boyfriends. She has dated white men and black men, and sometimes younger men. But with the latter, she realized her date was too young when a bystander commented on their coupling. Roll the...

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