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Joseph Erbentraut

'SNL' Star On Cubs Fans, Local Roots & Her 'Dream Job'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.15.2013 | Chicago

For Oak Park native Cecily Strong, her debut season as an "Saturday Night Life" ensemble member marked a "dream job" come true. After honing her ac...

WIN TICKETS! Myers, Maher & Newhart At Just For Laughs

Posted 05.31.2013 | Chicago

In less than two weeks, TBS's annual Just For Laughs Chicago, which claims to be the largest comedy festival in America, will take over the city. T...

Just For Laughs Lineup Announced

Posted 04.25.2013 | Chicago

Comedy lovers rejoice. The lineup for TBS's annual Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival has been announced, and tickets go on sale Saturday. Som...

The Bitter Buddha: At 54, Comedian Eddie Pepitone Is Finally Ready for His Close-Up

Kristin McCracken | Posted 04.28.2013 | Comedy
Kristin McCracken

The Bitter Buddha, directed by first-time filmmaker Steven Feinartz, is an in-depth portrait of the life of comic Eddie Pepitone.

Boston University Student Wins Gig at 'TBS Just For Laughs'

Cody Brotter | Posted 08.19.2012 | College
Cody Brotter

BU is on a roll this summer. First a sophomore gets named the prettiest girl in America and now a rising senior gets named the funniest college kid in the country.

WATCH: World's Longest Chicago-Style Hot Dog Revealed

Posted 06.14.2012 | Chicago

Continuing what has already been a raucous series of episodes taped in Chicago as part of the Just For Laughs festival, Conan O'Brien presented what h...

WATCH: Conan, Chicago Kids Sing The Blues

Posted 06.14.2012 | Chicago

During the second night of his weeklong residency in Chicago, Conan O'Brien went after two of the city's cultural staples: the Cubs and the blues. ...

Joseph Erbentraut

'Parks And Rec' Star Wants You To Grow A Mustache -- Ladies Included

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago

Contrary to his "Parks and Recreation" character Ron Swanson's trademark no-nonsense stance toward digging in deep and talking about his feelings, it ...

WATCH: Conan Launches 10-Foot Bratwurst Across State Street Bridge

Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago

Late-night host Conan O'Brien kicked off his one-week residency in Chicago in grand fashion Monday evening as he launched a 10-foot sausage across the...

Just For Laughs Brings Conan, Sarah, Aziz & More To Chicago

Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago

This Tuesday, the TBS Just For Laughs Chicago festival begins, offering just less than a week of knee-slappin' comedy showcases featuring talent rangi...

Conan O'Brian Heads To Chicago This Summer

Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

Local factions of Team Coco, rejoice: comedian and late night TV personality Conan O'Brien will bring his talk show to Chicago this summer for a week ...

Just For Laughs Chicago 2012 Lineup Announced

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.11.2012 | Comedy

The fourth annual Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival is just a few months away, and the current lineup boasts over a dozen of some of today's big...

'Parks And Rec' Star To Headline Just For Laughs Festival

Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

"Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari is set to return to Chicago to headline the city's fourth annual Just For Laughs comedy festival this June. ...

WATCH: Some Comedians To Check Out At 'Just For Laughs'

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.11.2011 | Chicago

Some of the biggest names in comedy will unite in Chicago from June 14-19 to celebrate the third annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago Festival. Featured...