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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
OFFBEAT: Canada's 'SCTV' still a Second City funny favorite in U.S.

OFFBEAT: Canada's 'SCTV' still a Second City funny favorite in U.S.

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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
Holy cow! Belly up to these gut-busting specialties

Holy cow! Belly up to these gut-busting specialties

A slab of steak. A killer cheeseburger. Chicken wings that sting the lips and numb the tongue. Nothing separates a cast-iron gut from a frail tum-tum like a food challenge.

June 07, 2011 9:00 pm Photos

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