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Dwayne Kennedy Talks About His Career and the Chicago Comedy Scene

Dwayne Kennedy is a Chicago comedy legend and, according to Hari Kondabolu, "the godfather of the current Chicago comedy scene." I sat down to talk with him on Sunday night for the Chicago Tribune before the first of seven shows he's performing at Zanies this week (he has two shows tomorrow - Friday, 8/4). Check out the article for a little history and a few clips from his set Sunday night.

Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary (SNL/Good Neighbor) See Parts of Themselves in "Brigsby Bear" (Interview)

Backstage at Thalia Hall after their live show last month (read my Chicago Tribune review of "Kyle Mooney Live" for more on that) co-writer/star Kyle Mooney and director Dave McCary sat down to talk about their debut film "Brigsby Bear," which hits Chicago theaters August 4th.

It's a virtually unclassifiable mix of drama, comedy, sci-fi, coming-of-age and general feel-goodness. It's also better to know less about it going in, which is why the trailer is essentially just a teaser:

Zach Freeman: Why do a live tour now?
Dave McCary: We enjoy it.
Kyle Mooney: It’s not something I - or we - do a ton of these days. Good Neighbor used to perform a decent amount. But we haven’t done anything like this since we’ve been on “SNL” so there’s a new audience with that. The videos - Good Neighbor videos - they’ve grown in cultish status over time so it felt good to do something and hopefully reach out to those fans that maybe like our videos and want to see us liv…

Parent Exercise: Toddler Yoga is Hilarious

Juxtaposition is a great comedy anchor.

See:
Chris Farley & David Spade


Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan


Chris Tmas and Arnold Schwarzenegger


Hilarious juxtapositions right?

Especially the last one. I mean, HE CAN'T FIND THE TOY! AHHHHH!

Anyway, also see:
Yoga and Toddlers (more specifically "Parent & Tot" Yoga at Bloom Yoga Studio)