Comedian Godfrey has been making people laugh for years in clubs and festivals around the world, and in his cameos in TV and film from "Louie" to "Zoolander." He's in town for the first stand-up gig at Second City’s UP comedy club since a fire took out a chunk of the famed building.
Writer Mike Thomas’ recent Chicago Reader article "How Chicago shaped Stephen Colbert” details that time in the performer’s life. Thomas joins us to discuss Colbert's Chicago roots and Late Show debut.
When comedian and radio host Tom Scharpling and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster teamed up to create a radio show it wasn’t an immediate success, despite being called “The Best Show on WFMU.” But the cult show found a long life and the duo’s comedic stylings continued to gain fervent fans. The duo has been on the road and came through Chicago. They join us on the Morning Shift. Also, and update on Springfield. And, Galician sounds from Cristina Pato.
David Misch discusses his new book Funny: The Book — Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy. From ancient Tricksters to Modern Family, Mr. Misch looks at what comedy is, where it comes from and where it's going (oddly enough, Philadelphia).