WBEZ | Maria Bamford http://www.wbez.org/tags/maria-bamford Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Profiles Theatre extends 'After' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-profiles-theatre-extends-after-102937 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/after.jpg" style="height: 138px; width: 300px; float: left; " title="" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Profiles Theatre extended <a href="http://www.profilestheatre.org/after.html"><em>After </em></a></strong></span></span>for three weeks; it&#39;ll now play through November 4.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Jimmy Carrane and Tim Kazurinsky</strong></span></span> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-10-04/afternoon-shift-162-improv-performance-102907">joined <em>Afternoon Shift</em></a> to talk about their Improv festival at Navy Pier this weekend. As the <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/four-star-comedy-fest-at-navy-pier/Content?oid=7568913"><em>Reader </em>reports</a>, you&#39;re in for a ton of free workshops and some stellar performances, including by Tim Meadows, who <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/15526666-421/comedy-fest-a-stand-up-affair-at-navy-pier.html">told the <em>Sun-Times </em></a>that he&#39;s &quot;sort-of&quot; friends with Jason Sudeikis, who keeps him up on the latest <em>SNL</em>&#39;s worth watching.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Maria Bamford</strong></span></span> mentioned radio-lovely Delilah <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-maria-bamford-scheduled-october-second-city">during her set last night</a>, and though she seemed a bit crazy by<a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/comedy/15754161/maria-bamford-at-the-up-comedy-club-comedy-review"> Jason Heidemann&#39;s account</a>, &quot;An unskilled perfomer this fixated on her own interior world might inspire groans, but Bamford is never not funny or unrelatable.&quot;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-profiles-theatre-extends-after-102937 Daily Rehearsal: Maria Bamford scheduled for October Second City appearance http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-maria-bamford-scheduled-october-second-city <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- The <a href="http://chicagomaroon.com/2012/09/26/o-issue-2012-chicago-theater/"><em>Chicago Maroon</em> runs down</a></strong></span></span> the very basics of Chicago theater for newbies -- and people for whom &quot;theater knowledge doesn&rsquo;t reach beyond&nbsp;<em>The Phantom of the Opera&nbsp;</em>(the movie)&quot; --&nbsp;in their Orientation Issue.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Windy City Times <a href="http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/FALL-THEATER-SPECIAL-LGBT-fall-preview/39573.html">gives a glance</a></strong></span></span> at all the fall shows that have an LGBT bent (or were written by those who supported the community). Shoutouts include&nbsp;<em>Someone Who&#39;ll Watch Over Me </em>at&nbsp;Oak Park Festival Theatre, <em>Avenue Q</em> from NightBlue Performing Arts Company and <em>Simply Sensational 2</em> with Kim Kuzma from Pride Films and Plays at Stage 773.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/maria%20bamford.jpg" style="float: left; " title="Maria Bamford" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Maria Bamford will be at Second City</strong></span></span> on October 4; the show is hosted by Ever Mainard and features Dan Telfer. Highlights later this fall include Loni Love December 6 through 8 and Robert Klein November 9 through 11. Schedule lives <a href="http://www.secondcity.com/performances/chicago/calendarandtickets/">here</a>.</p><p>Question? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-maria-bamford-scheduled-october-second-city