WBEZ | John Fox http://www.wbez.org/tags/john-fox Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Raising funds for comedians without insurance http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-raising-funds-comedians-without-insurance-102709 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/6882998917_c24770e8af_z.jpg" style="height: 451px; width: 300px; float: right; " title="John Fox in 2011. (Flickr/LOL Comedy TV)" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/275541"><em>Frankenstein </em></a></strong></span></span>opens this weekend at City Lit. You probably know what this one&#39;s about.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Zanies is giving all ticket sales</strong></span></span> in their Chicago, St. Charles and Rosemont locations to the John Fox Memorial Fund on October 4. Fox was a Chicago comedian who died of complications from colon cancer in May of this year; the fund gives cancer check-ups to comedians who don&#39;t have insurance. The featured performer in Chicago is Nick Vatterott; St. Charles is Bret Ernst and Rosemont is Jimmy Schubert. You can read more about Fox <a href="http://www.chicago.zanies.com/news.php?NewsSection=John+Fox">here</a>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.writerstheatre.org">Writers&rsquo; Theatre</a> </strong></span></span>is adding two weeks of <em>Hamlet </em>performances, but the show will definitely close on November 25.&nbsp;</p><p>- Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-raising-funds-comedians-without-insurance-102709