Will The Chi be the first series to do Chicago right?

No city is a “character.” As much as creators like to elevate their stories by claiming a location, it’s just a clichéd attempt to make something sound important without earning it. Cities are complicated places, and nowhere is that more obvious than in Showtime’s new drama series, The Chi. As much as recent headlines…

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Hello From The Magic Tavern’s hosts want to help you find the most magical place in Chicago

Adal Rifai and Matt Young, two Chicago-based comedians, co-host the improvised fantasy podcast Hello From The Magic Tavern with Arnie Niekamp. The podcast, in which the trio “interviews” various magical creatures, wizards, and adventurers, features a number of improvisers from Chicago’s comedy scene. In the video…

The hosts of Hello From The Magic Tavern tell us their favorite Chicago comedians

Adal Rifai and Matt Young, two Chicago-based comedians, co-host the improvised fantasy podcastHello From The Magic Tavern with Arnie Niekamp. The podcast, in which the trio “interviews” various magical creatures, wizards, and adventurers, features a number of improvisers from Chicago’s comedy scene. We asked Rifai and…