WBEZ | Jeff Garlin http://www.wbez.org/tags/jeff-garlin Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 'Afternoon Shift' #189: On the line http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-11-14/afternoon-shift-189-line-103842 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Jeff Garlin.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="http://storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-189.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-189" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #189: On the line " on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #189: On the line </h1><h2>We talk with Salim Muwakkil and WBEZ's Richard Steele about the rise and potential fall of the Jackson family. Chicago sports photographer Bill Smith will tell us about his work with children in Cambodia. Finally, comedian Jeff Garlin stops by to chat with Rick and share some laughs. </h2><p>Storified by &middot; Tue, Nov 13 2012 14:19:38</p><div>Congressmen Jesse Jackson Jr. again<a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/jackson-jr-leaves-mayo-clinic-103816" class=""> left the Mayo Clinic</a> in Rochester, Minnesota today where he was receiving treatment for bipolar disorder. The South Side Democrat has been on a leave of absence from Congress since June—but has remained in the headlines. The congressman has reportedly been working on a plea deal with the justice department for weeks for allegedly misusing campaign funds for personal use. The investigation now includes the conduct of his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson. The congressman and his wife are inheritors of the great political legacy of the family’s patriarch, Rev. Jesse Jackson. We examine the rise and potentially pending fall of the Jackson family dynasty with Salim Muwakkil,&nbsp;host of the Salim Muwakkil Show on WVON, and WBEZ’s Richard Steele.</div><div>What will become of the Jackson political dynasty? by WBEZCongressmen Jesse Jackson Jr. again left the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota today where he was receiving treatment for bipolar disor...</div><div>met-jesse-jackson-jr 0229 mhMy Sapolitics ™</div><div>Cambodian immigrants by WBEZRick discusses the plight of native Cambodians as well as Cambodian immigrants in Chicago.</div><div>As the team photographer for the Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears, Bill Smith has captured iconic moments in Chicago sports history. But the images burned in his mind are those he snapped of helpless children in poverty-stricken Cambodia. Smith returns each year to work with the children--and many of his Bulls’ colleagues have joined him on his travels and mission. Tonight, Comcast SportsNet premiers its two-part documentary, <a href="http://www.csnchicago.com/journey_to_cambodia" class="">From the Sports World to the Third World: A Journey to Cambodia</a>.</div><div>Chicago sports reaches out to Cambodians in need by WBEZAs the team photographer for the Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears, Bill Smith has captured iconic moments in Chicago sports history. But the i...</div><div>This gorgeous little girl is so well-spoken. &quot;A Journey to Cambodia&quot; airs Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm on CSN. http://pic.twitter.com/VWjtdAEmSarah Lauch</div><div>Heroes. Watch &quot; A Journey to Cambodia&quot; on Tuesday &amp; Wednesday at 7pm on @CSNChicago . Life-changing. http://pic.twitter.com/QhqOpl28Sarah Lauch</div><div>.@CSNChicago's &quot;Journey to Cambodia&quot; team @WBEZ #AfternoonShift (@ChuckGarfien, @SarahLauch) http://pic.twitter.com/lxPi3yTvJeff Nuich</div><div>.@WBEZ #AfternoonShift host, the great Rick Kogan http://pic.twitter.com/Zlc6B6G7Jeff Nuich</div><div>.@CSNChicago's @ChuckGarfien on @WBEZ #AfternoonShift http://pic.twitter.com/J5M3KsH9Jeff Nuich</div><div>WBEZ blogger Jim DeRogatis and Mike Fourcher hit up the latest Petraeus news; plus, they'll debate the notion that Chicago has too many street festivals and talk about photog-about-town, Steve Starr, who passed away suddenly yesterday at the age of 65.&nbsp;</div><div>Our 3@3 panel talks Petraeus, street fests, and a celebrity photographer by WBEZWBEZ blogger Jim DeRogatis and Mike Fourcher hit up the latest Petraeus news; plus, they'll debate the notion that Chicago has too many s...</div><div>Who's Who in the Petraeus Scandal: Broadwell, Kelley, AllenHere's a guide to the major figures in the widening scandal, which now includes both the former CIA head and a four-star general nominate...</div><div>As Street Fests Multiply, Organizers Ask: &quot;Are There Too Many?&quot;When Rock Around the Block struggled in its rebirth in West Lakeview last June, one of its organizers acknowledged a reality of the curre...</div><div>Celebrity photographer dies after collapsing on Gold CoastA prominent Chicago photographer known for covering fashion shows, charity and society events and capturing celebrities on the red carpet...</div><div>Today's Break Room track comes from Brendan Benson with the track "Light of Day," from his latest album What Kind of World. <br></div><div>Brendan Benson - The Light of Daybrendanbensonwhat</div><div>WBEZ arts reporter Alison Cuddy talks about how the intersection of commerce and art has created a bit of an uproar on one corner in Lakeview.</div><div>Missing in Lakeview: one goat, two giraffes by WBEZWBEZ arts reporter Alison Cuddy talks about how the intersection of commerce and art has created a bit of an uproar on one corner in Lake...</div><div>Missing in Lakeview: One goat, two giraffesLakeview residents awoke to find neighborhood three John Kearney statues were removed from their Elaine Place pedestals, after being part...</div><div>WBEZ interviews my grandparents about the removal of three of my grandpa's sculptures: http://bit.ly/VXIsnU (825 clicks for this so far!)skearney</div><div>Comedian, actor and producer Jeff Garlin stops by for some Afternoon Shift laughs.&nbsp;</div><div>Comedian Jeff Garlin stops by for some Afternoon Shift laughs by WBEZRick talks to Jeff Garlin about the Chicago comedy scene and how he healed from his father's death just a year ago.</div><div>Comedian Jeff Garlin on the #afternoonshift #wbezwbezchicago</div><div>Jeff Garlin - Young &amp; Handsome - The First Something I Stole Somethingcomedystation</div><div>Listen to an extended interview with Garlin from last year where he discusses his comedic influences. <br></div><div>Comedian and writer Jeff Garlin returns to ChicagoOne of the Chicago area's greatest exports is perhaps Jeff Garlin. He's a writer, producer, director, actor and stand-up comedian. He co-...</div></noscript></p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:38:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-11-14/afternoon-shift-189-line-103842 Daily Rehearsal: Jeff Garlin returns to Steppenwolf http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-11/daily-rehearsal-jeff-garlin-returns-steppenwolf-103666 <p><p><img 2012="" alt="" anybody="" at="" book="" by="" chicago="" class="image-original_image" comedy.="" crappy="" deborah="" does="" erin="" flickr="" for="" just="" kickoff="" laughs="" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/7183958449_359e71b007_z.jpg" style="height: 374px; width: 300px; float: left; " tbs="" this="" title="Jeff Garlin at TBS' Just For Laughs 2012 kickoff at Chicago Underground Comedy. (Flickr/Erin Nekervis)" underground="" want="" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;Steppenwolf is bringing Jeff Garlin</strong></span></span>&#39;s solo show <em>Closer Than I Appear</em> from December 4 through the 16th. His last performance there was in 2011,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-07/comedian-and-writer-jeff-garlin-returns-chicago-88821">called <em>No Sugar Tonight</em></a>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <em>Kinky Boots</em> <a href="http://broadwayworld.com/article/Harvey-Fierstein-and-Cyndi-Laupers-KINKY-BOOTS-Closes-in-Chicago-Today-November-4-Preps-for-March-2013-Broadway-Debut-20121104">opens on Broadway in March</a></strong></span></span>, having just finished a run in Chicago. They also want you to vote, according to<a href="https://twitter.com/HarveyFierstein/status/265211156585644032"> Harvey Fierstein&#39;s Twitter</a>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <a href="http://curioustheatrebranch.com/onstage/"><em>Evanston, Which Is Over There </em></a></strong></span></span>is the latest Beau O&#39;Reilly production from Curious Theatre Branch. As it&#39;s title suggests, the play takes place in Chicago, &quot;in the wilds of...Rogers Park&mdash;its beaches, coffee shops and non-working elevator buildings.&quot;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-11/daily-rehearsal-jeff-garlin-returns-steppenwolf-103666 Daily Rehearsal: The British are coming! http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-04/daily-rehearsal-british-are-coming-97954 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1. Did you see</strong></span></span> <a href="http://ioimprov.com/chicago/io/shows/jeff-garlin-s-combo-platter">Jeff Garlin's <em>Combo Platter</em> </a>at iO this week?</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2. The first <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/theater/15214651/cascabel-at-lookingglass-theatre-company-theater-review">not complete rave</a></strong></span></span> I've read of <em>Cascabel</em>, though the reviewers at <em>TimeOut </em>(food and theater) still found it "very charming."</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. Thoughts on <a href="http://www.footlights.com/chicago/blog/a/article/open-the-house-already-2688.html">tiny lobbies and discomfort</a> </strong></span></span>while waiting for shows, from Larry Boomer.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/2012-2.jpg" style="float: left; width: 201px; height: 200px; " title=""><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. <a href="http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=65,3,10">The British Are Coming!</a></strong></span></span> On May 9, Jeremy Irons will be at the Harris Theater with people like Simon Callow, the Chicago Children's Choir, the Joffrey Ballet and others. It's a performance that will be broadcast on WTTW and WFMT at 6 p.m. The event is<a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/chicago-media-blog/15232781/out-of-left-field-santita-jackson-joins-fox-news-pundits"> a fundraiser for WTTW</a>, and is themed thusly "to highlight the influence of British arts and culture on the two stations’ programming (and to coincide with&nbsp;Queen Elizabeth’s&nbsp;Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 London Olympics)," reports Robert Feder.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Here's some info</strong></span></span> about the <a href="http://www.ivpchicago.org/">International Voices Project</a>, which is a set of concept readings from playwrights around the world. An impressive set of collaborations, it'll include plays from&nbsp;Claudio Tolcachir, Ibrahim El-Husseini, Fabrice Melquiot, Anna Yoblonskaya, Evelyne de la Chenelière and Daniel Brière, Marius von Mayenburg, Jonas Hassen Khemiri and Lukas Barfuss.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 09:47:11 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-04/daily-rehearsal-british-are-coming-97954 Comedian and writer Jeff Garlin returns to Chicago http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-07/comedian-and-writer-jeff-garlin-returns-chicago-88821 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-07/jeff_bio.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>One of the Chicago area’s greatest exports is perhaps <a href="http://www.jeffgarlin.com/bio.html" target="_blank">Jeff Garlin</a>. He’s a writer, producer, director, actor and stand-up comedian. He co-stars and executive produces the long-running HBO series <em>Curb Your Enthusiasm</em>. But this summer, Garlin is coming back to Chicago for a special run at<a href="http://www.steppenwolf.org/" target="_blank"> Steppenwolf Theatre</a>. His one-man show is called <em><a href="http://www.steppenwolf.org/boxoffice/productions/index.aspx?id=538" target="_blank">No Sugar Tonight</a></em> and it kicks off July 13. But his trips home are bittersweet. He returns regularly to visit his parents who are both currently undergoing treatment for cancer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.<em> Eight Forty-Eight</em>'s Jason Marck recently talked to him about his life and career in Chicago-and the time after he left.</p><p><em>Music Button: Luciano Michelin, "Frolic" (theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm)</em></p></p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-07/comedian-and-writer-jeff-garlin-returns-chicago-88821 Morning Rehearsal: Chicago theater 4/26 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-04-26/morning-rehearsal-chicago-theater-426-85688 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-April/2011-04-26/ElNogalar_C.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-April/2011-04-26/ElNogalar_C.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 292px;" title="The set of El Nogalar (Brian Sidney Bembridge)"></p><p>1. The Goodman <a href="http://goodman-theatre.blogspot.com/2011/04/planting-nogalar-on-owen-stage.html">tells us how</a> they make and utilize those beautiful trees you see onstage in <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/Production.aspx?prod=117"><em>El Nogalar</em></a>. The secret is revealed; they are actual trees! The trees are actually slowly dying, and Assistant Production Manager Matt Chandler says that&nbsp;their branches have “begun to droop and we are constantly trimming them during the run."</p><p>2. <a href="http://www.infusiontheatre.com/soulsamurai.htm"><em>Soul Samurai</em></a> opened last night at Theater Wit. This midwest premiere by InFusion Theatre Company tells the story of "A young samurai girl and her sidekick fight through the mean streets of post-apocalyptic New York, featuring martial arts, a live DJ, multi-media, hip-hop, and vampires!" Bring the family!</p><p style="text-align: center;"><object height="349" style="height: 349px; width: 560px;" width="560"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/_-mXOMQiX9A?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/_-mXOMQiX9A?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560"></object></p><p style="text-align: left;">3. Fans of Larry David will be pleased, at least a little; for one week, <em>Curb Your Enthusiasm</em> co-star Jeff Garlin <a href="http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/the_theater_loop/2011/04/jeff-garlin-is-coming-to-steppenwolf.html">will be at</a> the Steppenwolf Upstairs Theater, July 13-24. The show is called "No Sugar Tonight", and tickets will be on sale Friday. I'm sure you also remember Garlin from his vocal work in films like <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0307531/"><em>Toy Story 3</em> and&nbsp;</a><em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910970/">WALL·E</a></em>.</p><p>4. Though this is slightly outside of Chicago's scope, Kate Powers <a href="http://www.2amtheatre.com/2011/04/25/we-are-arthur/">writes about</a> Michael McKean <a href="http://www.steppenwolf.org/boxoffice/productions/bio.aspx?id=425&amp;crewId=1815">of Steppenwolf</a> visiting&nbsp;the imprisoned men she works with through <a href="http://www.rta-arts.org/">Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA)</a>&nbsp;in New York. McKean originated the role of Arthur Przybyszewski in <em>Superior Donuts</em>, so Powers thought it would be a natural fit for him to come help out. McKean was drawn to the play himself because “redemption is our favorite story. Arthur exists without the kindness of the world, and he is able to find a way to redeem the 40 years he’s lost," which Powers said immediately resonated with the men.</p><p>5. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Two-Black-Dudes-And-An-Open-Microphone/233982727161?sk=wall">2 Black Dudes and an Open Mic</a> are at <a href="http://www.townhallpub.com/">Town Hall Pub</a> tonight at 9 pm (last Tuesday of the month people). Sign-up is at 8, so don't get carried away by the bar's self-proclaimed mantra that they've been "helping Chicago get drunk since 1969."</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email kdries@wbez.org.</p></p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-04-26/morning-rehearsal-chicago-theater-426-85688