Chicago, Ken Bone is coming to our comedy show this Saturday—are you?

Hey, remember Ken Bone? That undecided voter who enjoyed a brief moment of internet stardom before Ken Bone-ing it all up by admitting to felony insurance fraud and a love of pregnancy porn on Reddit? Well, it turns out that he lives in downstate Belleville, Illinois, just a few hours’ drive from Chicago. He’s also…

Night After Night to @midnight: An oral history of Comedy Central (Part 3)

Previously in our Comedy Central oral history: Dave Chappelle broke out, then broke away, the Reno Sheriff’s Department doled out justice while “Stephen Colbert” preached truthiness, and Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele had some anger to translate. And in part one: The first 12 years of the network, from the Comedy…

Chicago, it’s time for another free comedy show

Hey Chicago—much like a trip to the World Series for the Cubs, it’s been a while since The A.V. Club had a free comedy show. Okay, so it’s been nowhere near that long, but what do you want us to do? We’re pop-culture writers, not Bull Durham (we know, that’s just the name of the team). Anyway, we’re putting on another…