Ellie Kemper knows you can't fool a Chicago crowd

Ellie Kemper lived in Chicago for three months in 2001. She was 21 years old, approaching her senior year at Princeton University and taking a level one improvisation class at ImprovOlympic under the iconic TJ Jagodowski.

This weekend's fest planner: Do-Division, Maifest and more

Progressive festing (kind of like progressive dining) is highly encouraged this weekend for a healthy dose of art and culture. Start the weekend early on Thursday with German street fest Maifest in Ravenswood (save room for bienenstich cake). Make your way over to the far north for a Pivot Arts...


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