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Sam Gordon puts together the perfect Combo
Local stand-up Sam Gordon gathers some of the best Chicago comedians every week for her variety show The Combo. The BYOB event at the North Center storefront Bughouse Theater features stand-up, improv, music, sketch comedy, and anything else that …
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Igudesman & Joo Mash Up Comedy, Classical, Riverdancing And Rock
Violinist Alexsey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo's wacky mix of classical music with heavy metal music, dance and slapstick humor has gotten millions of hits on YouTube. Beginning Thursday, audiences in the U.S. will get a chance to see them live …
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Finally, the terrible truth about winter sex
Society's unanimous, illogical love for winter sex is a constant source of confusion among realists. The sound of the heater, the frigid hands and, of course, the 700 layers of winter wear all make for some terrible coitus. Thankfully, the sketch …
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An Aboriginal Comedy Show in Australia Finds a Mainstream Audience
“Black Comedy” is the first indigenous sketch show on Australian television in 30 years. The 1973 attempt, “Basically Black,” never made it out of pilot mode. But “Black Comedy” became an instant hit and just started its second season. Lui says the …
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Check Out a Sketch Kevin Hart Made with a Comedy Group from Sweden

Check Out a Sketch Kevin Hart Made with a Comedy Group from Sweden
Kevin Hart recently did something a little different to promote his latest film Ride Along 2 by teaming up with Swedish comedy group IJustWantToBeCool in their latest video “Fat Tuesday.” In the video, Hart learns two important facts about the Swedes …
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Más Mejor Latino Comedy Network Launches From Broadway Video, NBCU Telemundo
“SNL” producer Broadway Video, together with NBCUniversal Telemundo, has launched Más Mejor, a comedy studio and network aimed at discovering new Latino talent and reaching a youthful, multicultural audience. Más Mejor will create short-form sketch …
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Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson talk political fashion crimes on 'Saturday Night
This was Stiller's second appearance as Zoolander on SNL, while Wilson, 47, has never appeared on the New York City sketch comedy show. Stiller, 50, spiked his hair and donned his Zoolander person for a 2011 episode, two decades after Stiller ended his …
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Latest Sketch Comedy News

Brookfield comedian to play Sketch fest
BROOKFIELD – Brookfield resident Jake Dewar and Addison native Alex Barontini will participate in the 15th annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival running now through Jan. 17. Barontini and Western Springs native Sarah Cason are members of the …
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A Night of Unexpected Comedy: More Revelations
WH: I think comedy can have that potential, certainly in our sketch show we're not trying to… I think the number one aim of comedy should be to entertain, and if you lose sight of that with the intention of making a point or pushing an agenda then …
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