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  1. lawsuits
    Jussie Smollett Is Suing the City of ChicagoFor “malicious prosecution.”
  2. lawsuits
    The City of Chicago Is Suing Jussie SmollettThe city is seeking over $130,000 for in police overtime and court costs.
  3. timeline
    A Guide to Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon’s Long, Knotty RelationshipFosse/Verdon jumps in time through the highs and lows of its central pair’s long working and personal relationship, so here’s a chronological guide.
  4. assault
    Potential Suspect in Jussie Smollett Attack Appeared on EmpireTwo men, brothers, have been identified as potential suspects and have been brought in for questioning.
  5. christmas movies
    Everything The Princess Switch Taught Me About ChicagoForget Belgravia and Montenaro, Chicago is the real star of this film.
  6. vulture lists
    The 25 Most Essential Chicago MoviesFrom Ferris Bueller to Widows.
  7. album review
    Noname’s New Album, Room 25, Is Evocative and ConfessionalHer songs are short and intimate, but they never seem slight.
  8. ‘The Onion’ to Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary with a Festival Featuring […]The Onion is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a big comedy and arts festival this year. Set to take place in various Chicago venues from […]
  9. books
    In His First Crime Novel, David Mamet Revives a Vanished Version of His HometownThe author discusses his latest project, his love of James Cain, and his desire to eat dinner with Pancho Barnes.
  10. celebrity baby names
    Kanye and Kim’s New Baby Has Another Geography-Inspired NameLil’ Chi!
  11. weather reports
    Chance the Rapper Dropped by to Deliver Chicago Weather ReportForecast: cloudy with a Chance.
  12. Roy Wood Jr. Spends a Day with Chicago Anti-Violence Group CeaseFire on […]The Daily Show kicked off its week of Chicago shows last night, and the episode featured the above segment starring correspondent Roy Wood Jr., […]
  13. ‘The Daily Show’ Will Tape a Week of Chicago Shows in OctoberThe Daily Show with Trevor Noah is hitting the road in October. Comedy Central announced this week that The Daily Show will tape a week of […]
  14. best career day ever man
    Chance the Rapper Stopped by Career Day at a Chicago Public School TodayThe native son continues his commitment to the city’s education system.
  15. celebrities doing good
    Michelle Obama Sings the Praises of Chance the Rapper“You are an example of the power of arts education.”
  16. school funding
    Chance the Rapper Met with the Illinois Governor, and It Did Not Go WellHe encouraged reporters to give a history of the school system.
  17. farewell address
    See Eddie Vedder Sing at Obama’s Farewell Address Thanks, Obama.
  18. hamilton
    Wayne Brady Will Play Aaron Burr During Part of Hamilton’s Chicago RunThe former Whose Line Is It Anyway star made his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago in 2004.
  19. Chance the Rapper on Chicago Museum BoardThe Smithsonian affiliate focuses on the conservation of African American history.
  20. sweet home chicago
    Bill Murray Opening Caddyshack Bar in ChicagoWell? We’re waiting.
  21. Conner O’Malley and Carmen Christopher’s Wrigleyville Bros Celebrate the […]It’s been a while since we last heard from Conner O’Malley and Carmen Christopher’s diehard Wrigleyville Cubs fans, but today they released a […]
  22. charitable works
    Kanye West’s Childhood Home to Become Arts SpaceIt will include a studio, museum, and “curriculum space.”
  23. 2016 election
    Chance the Rapper Led a Parade to the PollsSomebody, start sketching out the storyboard for Chance the Rapper’s Voting Day Parade immediately.
  24. roll clip!
    Watch Hamilton’s Chicago Cast Sing ‘Go Cubs Go’Keeping that hometown pride strong.
  25. profile
    Spending Time With Noname, Chicago Rap’s Next Big Thing“I know everyone thinks it’s, like, poetry. But I thought I was rapping my ass off.”
  26. greetings from the windy city
    T.J. Miller Terrorizes His Own Morning Talk ShowThe star of Yogi Bear 3-D took over the city’s scenic Riverwalk.
  27. Watch T.J. Miller Host His Very Own Chicago Morning Show ‘Talkin’ with […]T.J. Miller has proven himself to be a consistently insane and unpredictable morning talk show guest, and now we can confirm that he’s an […]
  28. rhymefest
    Rhymefest Was Robbed at Gunpoint Then Treated Poorly by Chicago PoliceThe police apologized today.
  29. chat room
    Meet the Proxy Obamas of Southside With You“There was that look they give each other — an authentic, real look of love; even a sexiness.”
  30. theater review
    Theater Review: An All-Female, All-Japanese ChicagoAll that ja … pan?
  31. hamilton
    Chicago’s Hamilton Has a CastMiguel Cervantes will play Alexander Hamilton.
  32. Sam Richardson and Allison Bills Adjust to Life in America at The Second […]Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in […]
  33. Why Chicago Is the Best City in America for Young Standups A comedian I know just moved to Chicago after two years in Los Angeles. Hearing the news, another comic asked “Are they nuts? If you’re […]
  34. razzle dazzle
    Jane the Virgin’s Jaime Camil Joins the Cast of Broadway’s ChicagoRogelio De La Razzle Dazzle.
  35. Conner O’Malley and Carmen Christopher Play Wrigleyville Bros Mark and MattTo celebrate opening day for the Chicago Cubs, Conner O’Malley teamed up with Carmen Christopher to make a brand new video where the two […]
  36. The Dark Side of Storytelling Over the past few years, storytelling has become one of the fastest growing forms of comedy in the country in no small part because of the […]
  37. Second City’s Harold Ramis Film School Opens This FallThe Second City is expanding with the launch of a comedy-focused film school. According to The Chicago Tribune, Second City Chicago is set to […]
  38. warmest winter
    Chance The Rapper Raises $100,000 for Chicago HomelessThe money will go toward coats.
  39. How The Katydids Turned an Improv Group Into the New Sitcom ‘Teachers’If you’ve had a chance to watch the pilot episode of Teachers, the new comedy coming to TV Land on January 13th, then you know what a treat […]
  40. shootings
    Chicago Rapper King Louie Was Shot in the Head, But His Condition Has StabilizedHe was wounded Wednesday afternoon.
  41. all that ham
    Now You Won’t Be Able to Get Hamilton Tickets in Chicago EitherThe Hamilton national tour begins September 27, 2016.
  42. black lives matter
    Vic Mensa Joins Laquan McDonald Protest Footage of a Chicago police officer shooting the black teen 16 times was released on Tuesday.
  43. portrait
    Broadway Rookies Bruce and Rumer Willis on Preparing for the StageAt ages 60 and 27, father and daughter find themselves, oddly, experiencing the same career first.
  44. Second City Chicago Is Back in Business This WeekSecond City has announced its first live comedy shows since a fire destroyed its offices last month. In a press release today, the Chicago […]
  45. The Return of The Defiant Thomas BrothersSeth Thomas and Paul Thomas (no relations) of The Defiant Thomas Brothers were known for their social satire, not being afraid to talk about […]
  46. sequential art
    Glenn Head’s Chicago Is a Titillating, Brutal Comics MemoirAutobiography at its most sadistic.
  47. A Fire Reportedly Destroyed Second City Chicago’s Offices TodaySad news: Earlier today in Chicago, an extra-alarm fire broke out in Old Town where Second City’s theater and offices are located, and the […]
  48. Tim Barnes Finds His VoiceA small afro appears above the overcrowded line inside the South Loop Cuban sandwich shop Cafecito, bobbing through the café like a tumbleweed […]
  49. Diving Into Late Night Head-First with Saurin ChoksiAs a kid growing up in Texas, Saurin Choksi always loved comedy. After graduating college and moving to Detroit to take a job working for Ford, […]
  50. The Next Wave 2015: The Top Up-and-Coming Comics Outside of NY and LAWelcome to the second semi-annual edition of The Next Wave, Splitsider’s roundup of exciting new comic voices from around the country. Though […]
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