January 30, 2014 |
Hey, it's me, your one friend who moved to New York City, you know, to pursue acting/art/music. Things are going great. This week "Blue Bloods" filmed in the restaurant where I wait tables. And I'm pretty sure I saw Dennis Quaid on the street yesterday. Only in New York! But I have to admit I miss Chicago. You don't put your garbage on the sidewalks. So quaint! As you know, the Super Bowl is coming to New York this year and we are mildly excited. And by "New York" I mean New Jersey, which is like our Milwaukee.
January 21, 2014 |
For so many comedians, New York City is the goal. The path? Work hard, write new material, perform as many times as you can on stage in a week, get noticed and then move to the Big Apple … never looking back. The road for Hannibal Buress - who has lived in New York for five years - follows that general direction. Until, of course, you get to that last part. “Chicago is where I'm from,” said the 30-year-old comic while enjoying a drink at Old Town Ale House during a trip home over the holidays.
November 5, 2013 |
If you've ever found yourself near the corner of Ashland and Foster avenues at 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, you've probably seen folks lining up for The Neo-Futurists' signature show, "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind," which has been continuously running - and selling out - since 1988. As such, "Too Much Light," which features 30 short plays performed in 60 minutes, is Chicago's longest-running show. To keep it fresh, a few plays are replaced with new works each week. "TML" debuted at the former Stage Left Theatre and...
October 31, 2013 |
It won't be "30 Rock 2," but it's likely to be as funny as "30 Rock. " NBC has ordered 13 episodes of a new sitcom from writer-producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper. Fey and Carlock are the team behind Emmy Award-winning "30 Rock," whil Kemper starred as Erin Hannon "The Office. " In the new single-cam comedy set to debut in fall 2014, Kemper will play "a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City," an NBC release states.
October 17, 2013 |
Even some 800 miles away, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jason Corbin couldn't help but hear about Chicago's struggles with increasing violence. “On the East Coast we turn on the news and the first thing we hear about is Chicago,” said Corbin, 32, a native of Long Island. As a firefighter and police officer, Corbin felt an obligation to keep the public safe, even if the distance between the two cities made it seem impossible. But as a self-proclaimed “tech guy,” he knew just the way to make it happen.
August 26, 2013 |
If those new Coors Light commercials with Ice Cube haven't amounted to much laughter, at least they have borne the Coors Light Search for the Coldest contest. It's a competition to find the best battle-rappers from different cities across the country, and, after the recent finale in New York City, Chicago's own Mr. Hyde came out on top. Among his spoils were $20,000 and a verse from Bun B to go along with a beat from DJ Drama. Hyde, named Robert Hyde, grew up in South Bend but now lives in Lawndale.