UPDATE: LAFS Announces New Six New Team Members

6 Times the LAFS I am very excited to announce we have brought on six new people to the LAFS team! Please welcome to the team Erin Lann, Dan DeSalva, Fran Hoepfner, Hannah Levy and Kana Felix to the writing team and Dan Schiffmacher will be assisting with video production and photography. Please join us in welcoming them to the team! As LAFS continues to expand we needed more manpower to tend Read More

NEWS: Second City Reveals Cast & Crew for 103rd Mainstage Revue

New Faces Hit Mainstage Today, The Second City announced the new cast and crew for the Mainstage's 103rd Revue. Congratulations to returning ensemble members Chelsea Devantez, John Hartman and Emily Walker as well as new cast members Paul Jurewicz, Daniel Strauss and Christine Tawfik. Jeff Award Winning Director, Ryan Bernier, returns to direct his third resident stage revue. Craig Taylor will be Stage Manager and Jacob Shuda will be making his Musical Directoral debut on a Read More

UPDATE: Welcome Brynne Ramella

Social Media Guru Please join us in welcoming Brynne Ramella to the LAFS team as the Social Media Coordinator! Brynne will be helping to manage LAFS' social media accounts along with assisting in posting news and updates about the Chicago comedy community. Brynne is an essential addition to the LAFS team as we continue to grow and produce more and more content. Brynne has been on my radar since last Fall when she reached Read More

KAYPE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS LAFS RIOT

LAFS TO TAKE OVER PUBLIC HOUSE For the very first time, LAFS is hosting a one-night only comedy event - a theatre takeover, if you will. Thursday, October 2nd LAFS will morph into LAFS RIOT hosting twelve sketch and improv performances, in four shows at The Public House Theatre. LAFS RIOT will also be partnering with Gilda's Club Chicago and that's just the beginning... LAFS RIOT will be a total of twelve sketch/improv Read More

NEWS: NBC Sketch Pilot Features Chicago Comedians

Chicago Takes Over NBC We've been hearing about it for about a year, but Splitsider just reported it, so it's fair game now. NBC is producing a sketch comedy pilot featuring almost a dozen of your favorite Chicago-based comedians. With this kind of talent, how can this not be an amazing show? Former Comedy Central VP, Lou Wallach, is developing a new primetime sketch show for NBC, and the pilot for it was Read More

NEWS: LAFS is Looking For Writers & Reviewers

We Can't Stop. We Won't Stop. Chicago is bustling with comedy updates and an increasing number of shows every day. LAFS is trying to keep up, however, we need some assistance. LAFS is looking for contributing authors, sketch/improv show reviewers and a Social Media Coordinator. Continue reading for details. LAFS is looking to expand, however, in order to do that, we need more hands on deck. We also need to make sure we are Read More

REVIEW: Dating: Adults Embracing Failure @ The Royal George Theatre

The Trials & Errors of Romance. We place a lot of value on romantic relationships, so it always hurts to have them crumble. The simple truth is: not all couples are going to last. Though the thought may be disheartening, Dating: Adults Embracing Failure highlights the moments of hilarity and happiness in all relationships and proves that success is impossible without a little trial and error along the way.   Comedy duo Read More

REVIEW: The Improv Retreat

First Annual Improv Retreat = Success The first annual Improv Retreat was about a month ago. It was incredible. To assist others in making their decision to attend next year, I've put together a brief rundown of what you could expect. One thing's for sure: it's a good time. I was fortunate enough to attend The Improv Retreat about a month ago, which is the latest brainchild of Tara DeFrancisco. If you’ve seen Read More

2014 Chicago Women's Funny Festival Recommendations

Who Said Women Aren't Funny? This Thursday through Sunday, saddle up for a slew of funny ladies. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival will be underway at Stage 773 and they're bringing in acts from coast to coast and beyond. This year you can expect to see sketch, improv, musical improv, puppets and a bit more stand-up that in the past. Turn on the mics and line-up the tutus, the ladies Read More

UPDATE: LAFS Announces New Six New Team Members

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6 Times the LAFS

LAFS_StaffI am very excited to announce we have brought on six new people to the LAFS team! Please welcome to the team Erin Lann, Dan DeSalva, Fran Hoepfner, Hannah Levy and Kana Felix to the writing team and Dan Schiffmacher will be assisting with video production and photography. Please join us in welcoming them to the team! Read More

NEWS: Second City Reveals Cast & Crew for 103rd Mainstage Revue

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New Faces Hit Mainstage

Second City 103 Mainstage RevueToday, The Second City announced the new cast and crew for the Mainstage’s 103rd Revue.

Congratulations to returning ensemble members Chelsea Devantez, John Hartman and Emily Walker as well as new cast members Paul Jurewicz, Daniel Strauss and Christine Tawfik. Read More

VIDEO: Wrong Place Trailer

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A COMEDY-FILM NOIR MASHUP

Claymore_Wrong PlaceClaymore Productions is back with a moody and surreal follow-up to their New York Television Festival award-winning show, Exquisite Corpse. Josh, Tyler, Peyton and Brian have bestowed upon the internet the trailer for their new pilot Wrong Place. The show follows landlord Fats in the dark journey of his day-to-day life. If comedy and film noir came together to create a new genre, (comedy noir, perhaps?) this would be it. Read More

UPDATE: Welcome Brynne Ramella

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Social Media Guru

Brynne Ramella_LAFSPlease join us in welcoming Brynne Ramella to the LAFS team as the Social Media Coordinator! Brynne will be helping to manage LAFS’ social media accounts along with assisting in posting news and updates about the Chicago comedy community. Brynne is an essential addition to the LAFS team as we continue to grow and produce more and more content. Read More

NEWS: Thirsty Auditions Coming Up

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THIRSTY FOR MORE?

ThirstyHeads up folks, Thirsty: The Premiere Improv Drinking Party is holding auditions for full-time cast members for its seventh season at the Apollo Studio Theater. Guys, it’s drinking and improv, what’s not to like? Read More

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