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Improv Tue Jun 09 2009

Free Laughs

In these tight economic times, it can be easy to just hole up in your apartment with a box of store-brand cookies and the remote control and claim financial distress as the excuse for you not leaving the house. However, local comedy theatres are taking down that excuse, and giving you a reason to leave the house- at least on Wednesday nights.

At iO (3541 N. Clark St.), Wednesday nights at 8 pm have traditionally been the free night, where comedy-loving patrons looking for some free entertainment can spend the night watching various groups perform the theatre's long-form piece, The Harold. The theatre puts some of its most seasoned teams on display, and generous drink specials make the night even more appealing.

At ComedySportz, they are returning with their second season of the Free Night of Comedy, also Wednesday nights at 8 pm. The Free Night of Comedy features a rotating roster of Comedy Sportz acts, ranging from newer teams to signature ComedySportz performers, and there's even a shot to get up onstage during the improv open mic.

 
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Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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