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From UHF and Mandatory Fun to Gulf Coast Blues and Autumn: Chatting with "Weird Al" Yankovic and George Winston...Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Weird Al has two releases coming up--a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of UHF and also The Compleat Al. Here he explains why there's the sudden Al-Fest.

Support Our Gay Youth... So They Won't Feel Alone Like Me

Jason Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Stuart

I was the first openly gay comedian to headline mainstream comedy clubs and had a lot of success in the 90s touring around the good old USA.

David Brenner at Zanies: "This is What Comedy Was Meant to Do"

Donald Liebenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Donald Liebenson

Name a comedy personage, and Brenner likely has a story about him. Steve Martin credits Brenner with advising him how to make the transition from opening act to headliner.

Laugh Into The Week: Michael Palascak At Zanies

Chicago Reader | Ryan Hubbard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Reader's pick for Best Stand-Up in 2008, Michael Palascak fashions himself a slacker without means or ambition....