Luke Sienkowski is known to freaks, geeks and comedy fans as The Great Luke Ski. He mines the genre made famous by the likes of Weird Al Yankovic and Dr. Demento – parody songs. But his target audience is a bit narrower.
Brontosaurus? A sham. Triceratops? Awkward adolescent. Tyrannosaurus Rex? A total wuss. OK, maybe T-Rex was no wuss, but it definitely lacked dignity. It walked all bent over, may have been an opportunistic scavenger and possibly even had feathers.
Nora Dunn's most recent project has her teamed up with folks like Tim Conway, Sarah Silverman and Jeffrey Tambor. They’re among many honoring comedian Jonathan Winters in the new film Certifiably Jonathan. It’s currently on screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center through Feb.
Azhar Usman jokes that he looks like “that guy from LOST. Not the Indian one, the fat one!” The Chicago comedian uses humor to poke fun at racial stereotypes, referencing his own life as the child of Muslim immigrants growing up in the then mostly Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois.