WBEZ | street naming http://www.wbez.org/tags/street-naming Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago street named after comedian Bernie Mac http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-street-named-after-comedian-bernie-mac-96755 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-February/2012-02-27/AP01120504140.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Bernie Mac is getting a Chicago street named after him in a posthumous honor from his hometown.</p><p>The stand-up comedian was born in Chicago and developed his stand-up routines in clubs on the city's South Side.</p><p>Mac died in 2008 at the age of 50. The street naming ceremony will take place Tuesday in the Englewood neighborhood.</p><p>The comedian is best known for his stand-up performance in the Original Kings of Comedy, a tour that showcased some of the most popular contemporary black comedians.</p><p>Mac's brash stage performances led to appearances in films such as <em>Ocean's Eleven</em> and <em>Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle</em>.</p><p>He also starred in the hit comedy series <em>The Bernie Mac Show</em>.</p></p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:29:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-street-named-after-comedian-bernie-mac-96755