Vanessa Bayer is living the comedy dream. The Ohio native came to Chicago after college and honed her skills at the Annoyance Theater, iO, and Second City. In 2010, she made the cut and joined Saturday Night Live as a feature player. Two years later, she got bumped up and has been part of the main cast ever since. She’s back in town as part of The Onion’s comedy fest, and joins Morning Shift for some laughs and a trip down memory lane before her show at Thalia Hall. Also, music from Todos de Pie.
The U.S. Postal Service clearly faced a severe cash flow problem - what wasn’t so clear was how to solve it. In an effort to reduce costs, more than 3,000 post offices have been considered for closure nationwide, including 14 in and around Chicago.