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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel includes 'Bobby,' comedy highs and lows

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel includes 'Bobby,' comedy highs and lows

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel grateful to Joan Rivers for career push

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel grateful to Joan Rivers for career push

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel here for one show at Four Winds

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel here for one show at Four Winds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am
Singer Gary Lewis and Father Jerry Lewis

Singer Gary Lewis and Father Jerry Lewis

Singer Gary Lewis (left) is shown with his father Jerry Lewis in this undated photo during an appearance on the comedian's annual Labor Day telethon.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Comic Jerry Lewis and singer son Gary Lewis share stage

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Comic Jerry Lewis and singer son Gary Lewis share stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am
Comedian Mike Toomey

Comedian Mike Toomey

Comedian Mike Toomey has 30 years of funny experience on stages around the Chicagoland area performing for audiences.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Mike Toomey

Mike Toomey

Comedian Mike Toomey has 30 years of funny experience on stages around the Chicagoland area performing for audiences.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
'It lays in wait' — Robin Williams' lifelong fight

'It lays in wait' — Robin Williams' lifelong fight

NEW YORK | Addiction seemed to stalk Robin Williams, tempting him when he was weak and taunting him when he least expected it.

August 12, 2014 7:00 pm Related
OFFBEAT: Chesterton's funny guy Jim Gaffigan getting TV sitcom

OFFBEAT: Chesterton's funny guy Jim Gaffigan getting TV sitcom

The last time comedian and Chesterton claim-to-fame Jim Gaffigan played any dates in Northwest Indiana was August 2013 at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.

August 02, 2014 5:51 am
Comedian Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan, originally from Chesterton, has gotten a green light for a full season of his pilot comedy sitcom, "The Gaffigan Show," which is set to air on cable's TV Land in 2015.

August 01, 2014 8:00 pm
Milton Berle as Batman's Villain Louie the Lilac in 1967

Milton Berle as Batman's Villain Louie the Lilac in 1967

Milton Berle played "Batman" villain Louie the Lilac in 1967 on the ABC TV series.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am
Bringing on the laughs: Billy Gardell set to perform at Blue Chip Casino

Bringing on the laughs: Billy Gardell set to perform at Blue Chip Casino

Humor has long been at the forefront of Billy Gardell's life. As a kid, the comedian took notice of the classic comics, particularly his idol Jackie Gleason.

May 08, 2014 2:00 am
"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Jon Lovitz

"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Jon Lovitz

"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Jon Lovitz

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
"Saturday Night Live" Alum Rob Schneider

"Saturday Night Live" Alum Rob Schneider

"Saturday Night Live" Alum Rob Schneider

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Tim Meadows

"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Tim Meadows

"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Tim Meadows

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Jon Lovitz

"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Jon Lovitz

"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Jon Lovitz has reunited with fellow cast members from the NBC sketch comedy show for a new national tour called "The Veterans of Saturday Night Live."

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
Three of a Kind: 'Saturday Night Live' trio Schneider, Meadows and Lovitz laughing it up at Blue Chip

Three of a Kind: 'Saturday Night Live' trio Schneider, Meadows and Lovitz laughing it up at Blue Chip

Comedian Rob Schneider is happy to be spending his weekends with some funny familiar faces from his days as a favorite cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"Saturday Night Live" Alum Rob Schneider

"Saturday Night Live" Alum Rob Schneider

"Saturday Night Live" Alum Rob Schneider is in production for his new television series "Real Rob," while also touring the country with his famous funny friends for a stage show called "The Veterans of Saturday Night Live."

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Tim Meadows

"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Tim Meadows

"Saturday Night Live" Comedian Tim Meadows is sharing the comedy stage and funny stories with his fellow "SNL" pals for a new national tour called "The Veterans of 'Saturday Night Live.' "

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Hope luncheon a success, along with cookie request

FROM the FARM: Hope luncheon a success, along with cookie request

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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