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A Daily Guide to Chicago Comedy Shows In December

It's getting cold, which means (unless you love ice-skating around the ribbon in Maggie Daley Park or running races in crazy cold weather ) it's time to find some stuff to do inside for a while. Luckily, Chicago's got plenty of indoor fun to offer, including its incredible comedy scene. Here we've got a stand-up show picked out for every day of the month - from national tours to local open mics and showcases to returning Chicagoans on their way up.

Dwayne Kennedy Talks About His Career and the Chicago Comedy Scene

Dwayne Kennedy and Zach Freeman at Zanies in Chicago 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)

Dave McCary, Kyle Mooney and Zach Freeman backstage after "Kyle Mooney Live" at Thalia Hall in Chicago 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 culti

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)