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Slideshow: John Oliver Performs at Just for Laughs Chicago

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CHICAGO – The British wit John Oliver has stormed the shores of the former colonies with his dry antics, as featured correspondent on “The Daily Show” and his recurring role on “Community.” His stand-up was featured at the TBS “Just for Laughs Chicago” comedy festival, playing before a packed house at The Vic Theater.

Interviews: New Faces of Chicago at Just for Laughs Chicago

New Faces of Chicago Just for Laughs

CHICAGO – One of the great nights of the TBS ‘Just for Laughs Chicago’ comedy festival is the ‘New Faces of Chicago’ revue. The cream of the Windy City crop did their killer stand-up routines at The Comedy Bar, a new laugh venue in the River North neighborhood in Chicago.

Interview: Deon Cole Hosts ‘Conan’ Writers at Just for Laughs Chicago

Deon Cole, Just for Laughs

CHICAGO – While the “Conan” show spends a week in Chicago during the TBS “Just for Laughs” comedy festival, some of his writing staff are showcasing their talents around town in a couple venues. Comedian and “Conan” writer Deon Cole hosts and performs at these events.

Preview: Just for Laughs Chicago 2012 From TBS Kicks Off June 12, 2012

Just for Laughs Chicago 2012

CHICAGO – If a collective chorus of guffaws is heard throughout the Windy City this week, blame it on the ‘Just for Laughs Chicago’ 2012 Festival. From June 12th-17th, stages large and small throughout Chicagoland will feature some of the hottest comedy acts, stars and the taping of the ‘Conan’ TBS chat show, featuring Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter.

TV Review: Strong Cast Deserves Better Than Generic ‘Men at Work’

CHICAGO – There are some talented people starring in TBS’s new sitcom “Men at Work,” another attempt to grow the budding cable network’s brand as a home for comedy.

TV News: CBS Cancels ‘A Gifted Man,’ ‘Cougar Town’ Moves to TBS

A Gifted Man

CHICAGO – As we told you would happen earlier this week (in this feature), CBS has canceled “A Gifted Man,” a show that had a small audience from day one and ABC has finally given up on “Cougar Town,” but TBS has picked up the show with a 15-episode order to air in 2013.

Interview: Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White of ‘For Better or Worse’ on TBS

CHICAGO – The Tyler Perry empire rolls on, with a new show called “For Better or Worse” premiering November 25th on TBS. The series is based on two films Perry produced, “Why Did I Get Married?” and “Why Did I Get Married Too?” and focuses on characters played in both films by Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White.

HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Sneak-Peek Chicago Passes to ‘Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse’ on TBS

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse on TBS

CHICAGO – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: TV, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the special sneak screening of the premiere episode of the new romantic comedy series “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” on TBS!

DVD Review: ‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’ Tells Half the Story

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

CHICAGO – You may assume from that title that I’m referring to the “other half” of Conan O’Brien’s story being that of Jay Leno and his involvement in the debacle surrounding “The Tonight Show” but I could care less what Leno has to say. Or anyone at NBC. No, this hardcore Team Coco member was surprised by how much of the acclaimed new doc about O’Brien, recently released on DVD, was about his tour and how little was about what the man has gone through in the last couple years. It’s a good doc about how to come out of a tough situation without really telling us enough about how O’Brien got there in the first place.

TV News: TBS Cancels Talk Show ‘Lopez Tonight’ With George Lopez

Lopez Tonight

CHICAGO – Big news in from TBS. After almost two years on the air, “Lopez Tonight” has been given the boot. The late night talk show that premiered November 9, 2009 isn’t just coming to a close; it’s more like a crashing halt.

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