WBEZ | Tim Robinson http://www.wbez.org/tags/tim-robinson Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: 'SNL' taps three Chicagoans for new season http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-snl-taps-three-chicagoans-new-season-102317 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/cecily strong.jpg" style="float: left; " title="Cecily Strong" /><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Proving once again that Chicago</strong></span></span> is your city on the hill for comedy, Cecily Strong, Tim Robinson and Aidy Brant have joined the cast of <em>Saturday Night Live</em>. <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/meet-snls-newest-cast-members">Buzzfeed catches you up</a> on the talented trio, if you haven&#39;t seen them performing in the usual spread of&nbsp;Second City, Annoyance Theater and iO. The new season starts this Satruday night.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- &quot;For the first 35 hours they&rsquo;re on sale,</strong></span></span> tickets to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago&rsquo;s 2012&ndash;2013 season performances at the Harris Theater are $35.&quot; This offer starts on Thursday at 9 am; use the <a href="http://hubbardstreetdance.com">code &quot;35&quot; online</a>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Did <a href="http://openstreetschicago.org/"><em>Open Streets</em></a></strong></span></span> get in your way when traveling downtown this weekend?&nbsp;<em>Open Streets</em> event shuts down traffic in the Loop on Sept. 8</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/tim robinson.jpg" style="float: right; " title="Tim Robinson" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; ">-&nbsp;<strong>Some theater companies</strong></span></span> are offering entertainment options for those affected by <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/emanuel-union-dont-take-it-out-kids-102310">this week&#39;s teachers strike</a>. <a href="http://lookingglasstheatre.org">Lookingglass </a>is offering drama workshops for 5 to 13 year olds from 9 am to 3 pm, though the classes are $65 a day.&nbsp;&ldquo;Lookingglass has long been a resource that provides quality arts-based alternatives for students &ndash; we have a history of partnering with schools and other non-profit organizations to provide residencies and after-school programs, in addition to our well-known classes and camp programs,&quot; said&nbsp;Artistic Director Andrew White in a statement.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/aidy bryant.jpg" style="float: left; " title="Aidy Bryant" />If you&#39;re interested in free things, Court Theatre lets CPS students (and one parent or guardian) into their production of <em>Jitney </em>this Thursday at 10:30 am. Just bring your CPS ID to the theater -- though its recommended that this activity be fore those above 13.&nbsp;&ldquo;Every year Court Theatre invites thousands of CPS students to attend our productions as part of its educational outreach programs,&quot; said Executive Director&nbsp;Stephen Albert. &quot;Despite the strike, we want Court to remain a place where students, teachers and parents can benefit from and enjoy classic theatre.&quot; (This last one is only happening if the strike is still happening Thursday.)</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-snl-taps-three-chicagoans-new-season-102317 The Weekly Guide: How The Second City comedians enjoy the weekend http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-22/weekly-guide-how-second-city-comedians-enjoy-weekend-85546 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-22/SC_SOUTHSIDE_PR_Photo_002.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Blagojevich retrial kicked off on Wednesday. That has some Chicagoans anticipating a few politically-inspired chuckles.<a href="http://www.secondcity.com/about/people/castbio/1216/" target="_blank"><br> <br> Tim Robinson</a> and <a href="http://www.secondcity.com/about/people/castbio/1361/" target="_blank">Edgar Blackmon</a> star in The Second City’s latest production <a href="http://www.secondcity.com/performances/detail/541/" target="_blank"><em>South Side of Heaven</em></a>. It plays every nigth except Mondays on Main Stage. Robinson plays Mayor Daley and Blackmon is Mayor-elect Emanuel. The production is a hit. But what do Tim and Edgar do to keep the laughs going off stage?<br> <br> They spoke to host Alison Cuddy for the latest installment of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>.<br> <br> <strong>Tim and Edgar's List:</strong><br> <br> <strong>FRIDAY:</strong><br> At 6 p.m. <a href="http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/maskofsanity" target="_blank">Mask of Sanity: Psychological Horror Films</a> at Gene Siskel Film Center: <em>Deliverance</em><br> At 7:30 p.m. Bel Biv Devoe at <a href="http://www.ariecrown.com/" target="_blank">Arie Crown Theater</a><br> At 8 p.m. Greensky Bluegrass at <a href="http://www.thekineticplayground.com/" target="_blank">The Kinetic Playground</a><br> <br> <strong>SATURDAY:</strong><br> <a href="http://www.kidsworkchildrensmuseum.org/" target="_blank">KidsWork Museum</a> in Frankfurt, IL<br> At Midnight <a href="http://thelateliveshow.com/" target="_blank">The Late Live Show</a> at The Second City’s de Maat Studio Theater</p><p><em>Music Button: Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, "Ako Ba Ho", from the CD The Vodoun Effect, (Analog Africa)</em></p></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-22/weekly-guide-how-second-city-comedians-enjoy-weekend-85546