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Addison-raised comedian Kyle Kinane picks his 6 favorite Chicago spots

If you don't know Kyle Kinane, you should. The 39-year-old comedian and Addison native is filming his upcoming Comedy Central special at Metro Chicago on Saturday, May 21. Known for the incredible way he weaves tales about embarrassing bodily functions, bad decisions, drinking too much and junk...

  • 6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    Step away from the Netflix marathon and find your way into one of these local theaters for a belly laugh this week. Your guide to Chicago’s affordable and under-the-radar comedy scene awaits. Thursday, May 19The Sausage Show and Other BitesMCL Chicago3110 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-610-5930All things...

  • Wediquette: Chicago experts weigh in on awkward wedding season questions

    Wediquette: Chicago experts weigh in on awkward wedding season questions

    Can you ditch that pricey bachelorette party in Mexico? Is it OK to Snapchat the ceremony? Invite the cutie you just met on Bumble? Stand up to a pushy maid of honor?

  • Say 'yes' to the dress and 'no' to the debt

    Say 'yes' to the dress and 'no' to the debt

    "I just wanted a blogworthy wedding," said Kristin Joy, Chicago resident and founder of Bridentity Crisis, a wedding blog that resulted from her experiences reconciling bridal fantasy with reality. Her parents had other ideas, grounded in the amount of money they felt they could devote to their...

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  • Beware the rubber chicken! 'Batsu!' Japanese dinner theater coming to Chicago

    Beware the rubber chicken! 'Batsu!' Japanese dinner theater coming to Chicago

    A new dinner-theater show based on a happily sadistic and slapstick Japanese game show is coming to Chicago, offering Midwestern revelers the chance to eat Sushi in the company of a quartet of warriors fending off paintballs, electric shocks and a rubber chicken. Titled "Batsu!" (which means "punishment"...

  • 5 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    5 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    Step away from the Netflix marathon and find your way into one of these local theaters for a belly laugh this week. Your guide to Chicago’s affordable and under-the-radar comedy scene awaits. Thursday, May 12A Red Line Runs Through ItSecond City's E.T.C. Theater1608 N. Wells St. 312-337-3992This...

  • The quick and nerdy guide to this weekend's BookCon 2016 in Chicago

    The quick and nerdy guide to this weekend's BookCon 2016 in Chicago

    Hey, Chicago, it's time to embrace your inner nerd. BookCon, the annual gathering for book lovers, authors, social media personalities and pop culture fans, is coming to Chicago this weekend for the first time. BookCon drew the likes of Amy Poehler, Jodi Picoult, John Grisham, Aziz Ansari, Mindy...

  • YA pioneer Meg Cabot talks human conflict, illustrating and 'Princess Diaries 3' rumors

    YA pioneer Meg Cabot talks human conflict, illustrating and 'Princess Diaries 3' rumors

    Back before "Twilight," before "The Hunger Games," before Young Adult became a booming genre, there was Meg Cabot, telling great stories for teens during a time when, she said, publishers believed that younger readers didn’t read for fun. "Now, thankfully, we have a huge understanding that kids...

  • Hannah Hart loves deep-dish pizza, Beyonce and books

    Hannah Hart loves deep-dish pizza, Beyonce and books

    Hannah Hart made her way to internet fame after getting drunk on camera while trying to make grilled cheese, minus the cheese. Now, she's starred in movies and TV shows, performed on stage and written two books. Talk about a wild ride. Hart is in town this weekend for BookCon 2016, where authors...

  • 18 new books we can't wait to check out in May

    18 new books we can't wait to check out in May

    From Chicago-centric books to the latest titles fueling the coloring book craze—with a few cookbooks and coffee-table books sprinkled in between—here are 18 books coming out in May that we can't wait to get our hands on.  CHICAGO-CENTRIC Pen & Palateby Lucy Madison and Tram NguyenMay 31, Grand...

  • 6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    Step away from the Netflix marathon and find your way into one of these local theaters for a belly laugh this week. Your guide to Chicago’s affordable and under-the-radar comedy scene awaits. Wednesday, May 4 99 Problemz Presents: KoolAid Mix Second City's Beat Lounge230 W. North Ave. 312-337-3992You...

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