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  1. christmas movies
    Everything The Princess Switch Taught Me About ChicagoForget Belgravia and Montenaro, Chicago is the real star of this film.
  2. vulture lists
    The 25 Most Essential Chicago MoviesFrom Ferris Bueller to Widows.
  3. album review
    Noname’s New Album, Room 25, Is Evocative and ConfessionalHer songs are short and intimate, but they never seem slight.
  4. ‘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 […]
  5. 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.
  6. celebrity baby names
    Kanye and Kim’s New Baby Has Another Geography-Inspired NameLil’ Chi!
  7. weather reports
    Chance the Rapper Dropped by to Deliver Chicago Weather ReportForecast: cloudy with a Chance.
  8. 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., […]
  9. ‘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 […]
  10. 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.
  11. celebrities doing good
    Michelle Obama Sings the Praises of Chance the Rapper“You are an example of the power of arts education.”
  12. 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.
  13. farewell address
    See Eddie Vedder Sing at Obama’s Farewell Address Thanks, Obama.
  14. 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.
  15. Chance the Rapper on Chicago Museum BoardThe Smithsonian affiliate focuses on the conservation of African American history.
  16. sweet home chicago
    Bill Murray Opening Caddyshack Bar in ChicagoWell? We’re waiting.
  17. 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 […]
  18. charitable works
    Kanye West’s Childhood Home to Become Arts SpaceIt will include a studio, museum, and “curriculum space.”
  19. 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.
  20. roll clip!
    Watch Hamilton’s Chicago Cast Sing ‘Go Cubs Go’Keeping that hometown pride strong.
  21. 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.”
  22. 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.
  23. 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 […]
  24. rhymefest
    Rhymefest Was Robbed at Gunpoint Then Treated Poorly by Chicago PoliceThe police apologized today.
  25. 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.”
  26. theater review
    Theater Review: An All-Female, All-Japanese ChicagoAll that ja … pan?
  27. hamilton
    Chicago’s Hamilton Has a CastMiguel Cervantes will play Alexander Hamilton.
  28. 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 […]
  29. 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 […]
  30. razzle dazzle
    Jane the Virgin’s Jaime Camil Joins the Cast of Broadway’s ChicagoRogelio De La Razzle Dazzle.
  31. 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 […]
  32. 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 […]
  33. 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 […]
  34. warmest winter
    Chance The Rapper Raises $100,000 for Chicago HomelessThe money will go toward coats.
  35. 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 […]
  36. Splitsider’s Guide to Chicago’s Comedy SceneAs any Chicago-based comedian, writer, or performer will tell you, there’s a glass ceiling everyone faces when developing a career in this […]
  37. Talking Del Close and the Early Days of Chicago Improv with SNL’s Alex BazeThis is the first in a series of columns and interviews in which I’ll examine improv comedy and how it affects the comedy scene in general. I’m […]
  38. Tina Fey Is Unaware of the Power She Has Over Local BusinessesTina Fey recommended a small chicken restaurant in Chicago in a web video. And now the proprietor is dealing with fans of some comedian he’s […]
  39. visual analysis
    Why the Burlesque Movie Poster Looks FamiliarIncluding those for ‘Cabaret,’ ‘The Rose,’ and ‘The Real L Word.’
  40. comedy
    Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell Celebrate Second City’s 50th AnniversaryAnd a fansite has pics to prove it.
  41. chat room
    Chicago the Musical’s Melora Hardin Tries to Convince Us That Jan Isn’t EvilJan from ‘The Office’ tells Vulture all!
  42. casting
    Jan Levinson Moves From Scranton to ‘Chicago’Melora Hardin is making her Broadway debut as Roxie.
  43. the industry
    McLovin Returns!Plus: Madonna Gives Album Faintly Lewd Name!
  44. tube junkie
    Joey Lawrence Indicted in Crimes of Passion, Fashion