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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
'Ghostbuster' writer, actor Harold Ramis dies

'Ghostbuster' writer, actor Harold Ramis dies

Comedy actor, director and writer Harold Ramis, best known for his roles in movies such as "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes," died Monday at his suburban Chicago home after a four-year battle with an autoimmune disease, his talent agency said.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am
60-Something: Reflections on the benefits of friends and friendships

60-Something: Reflections on the benefits of friends and friendships

My best friend Sue died of a brain tumor in her early fifties. Her oldest son, Joe, was killed in a car accident when he was 15. I don't think she ever got over it. Valjean McLenighan worked with me at Follett Publishing. She died of cancer, after she got to swim with dolphins, also in her l…

January 06, 2014 5:46 pm
OFFBEAT: New 'Blues Brothers' stage show a powerhouse of musical performance entertainment

OFFBEAT: New 'Blues Brothers' stage show a powerhouse of musical performance entertainment

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 08, 2011 12:00 am
CHICAGO SCENE: Yeehaw! Ride 'em. Lyric cowgirl!

CHICAGO SCENE: Yeehaw! Ride 'em. Lyric cowgirl!

Few opera stars get to channel their inner Calamity Jane.

February 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Great Scot! Billy Connolly brings off-kilter act to Royal George

Great Scot! Billy Connolly brings off-kilter act to Royal George

British comedy icon Billy Connolly, who divides his time between New York and Scotland, is relieved to be on the road in his one-man show.

October 01, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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