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How to Squash Fear & Insecurity

I’m so afraid.  Here’s a short list of things I was afraid of today: That I’m not good enough That other people think I’m not good enough Not “a” spider, but all spiders Donald Glover Success Failure Tight-fitting clothing That I’ll never finish [more]

February 4, 2014 By: Alex Manich, Comedy, Words

Great Moments in S**** B*** History

Broncos! Seahawks! It’s Super Bowl time, AKA the Oscars for straight dudes. If you’re just a casual fan, you probably fast-forward to the commercials. But this year, the guy or girl you’re dating is a huge football fan. You don’t [more]

February 2, 2014 By: Scott Goldstein, Comedy, Words

Can We Please Talk About Peyton Manning?

As the Big Game approaches, it seems only appropriate to shed some light on a little-known player that no one is talking about: Peyton Manning. For those of you who don’t know (and why would you?), Peyton Manning is the [more]

January 31, 2014 By: Ian Donald Keeling, Comedy, Words

7 Iffy Ideas for Indoor Winter Fun

Polar Vortex: The Sequel. The Atlanta Ice Capades. There is snow in the Florida Panhandle, so it must be true– hell really can freeze over. If Old Man Winter, Young Lad S.A.D. or Middle-Aged Lady Flu are keeping you at [more]

January 30, 2014 By: Andrew Thorp, Comedy, Words

3 Military Secrets to Better Auditions

Of all the reasons to consider joining the Marine Corps– removing the burden of student loan debt, getting vaccinated against anthrax, traveling to countries no one voluntarily visits– the one benefit you’ve probably never considered is this: The military can [more]

January 27, 2014 By: Jonah Saesan, Comedy, Words

13 Steps to Dining Out

Oh boy! It’s Restaurant Week in Chicago (which is actually 14 days long, so I guess they’re better at cooking than counting?), and you know what that means– prix fixe menus galore! So many options! If you’ve been dying to [more]

January 24, 2014 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

In Defense of Wearing Heels on Stage

As the literary great Mark Twain once wrote, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Wait, that was Marilyn Monroe. Whoever said it, it’s true. And it’s even more true when it comes to wearing [more]

January 23, 2014 By: Ali Barthwell, Comedy, Words

How to Balance Improv & Your Day Job

If you’re like 99.9999% of improvisers, you cannot survive on your art form alone and must supplement your income with a day job. While your day job may not be the most rewarding experience creatively, it does have certain perks: [more]

January 21, 2014 By: Eric Schinzer, Comedy, Words

New Realities In a Post-Oscar Nominations World

In a world where the 2014 Oscar nominations have been announced – by Thor himself, for the love of a Marvel God – some new realities have established themselves. Welcome to this brand new dimension where… Jordan Catalano is a [more]

January 17, 2014 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words

Inside the Pothole Coverup

It’s almost a cliché at this point. You’re cruisin’ down Willowlane Road in downtown Chicago, the icy-cold wind in your hair, headin’ to get some classic Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza (classic downtown Chicago!), when all of a sudden… Boom. [more]

January 17, 2014 By: Kristina Felske, Comedy