CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
CHICAGO – The cliché “up and coming” applies to Eric Andre, Natasha Leggero and Chicago’s own Susan Messing. While not quite household names, they are all on the cusp of comic greatness, and had notable shows at the recent “Just for Laughs Chicago” comedy festival, sponsored by the TBS Network.
CHICAGO – Chelsea Handler has many irons in the fire as the fall season takes hold. As she continues with her talk show “Chelsea Lately,” Handler’s working on a mid-season sitcom for NBC based on her successful memoir “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea”. And she was in Chicago in May 2011 to promote her new book “Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me”.
CHICAGO – Chelsea Handler is on a roll. With huge advance sales for her third book, “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang,” it’s no wonder there was a large crowd to greet her during a book signing event in Chicago.
Exclusive Portrait: Chelsea Handler at Borders in Chicago For New Book ‘Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea’Submitted by HollywoodChicago.com on November 5, 2008 - 8:51pm
CHICAGO – Actress Chelsea Handler strikes a pose for the HollywoodChicago.com lens at a Borders in Chicago before a book signing on Oct. 26, 2008 for her best seller “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea”. Handler also performed a benefit for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation on Oct. 25, 2008 at the House of Blues in Chicago.