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Steve Harvey was just one of the comedians who made All Jokes Aside one of the most influential black comedy clubs ever. We talk with the club's owner, who tells his story in a new book.  

Cap Gun Collective has been behind both NBC’s “Bobby & Iza” and TV Land’s “Teachers”

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Cap Gun Collective Executive Producer Matt Abramson, Cap Gun Producer PJ Fishwick, and “Teachers” co-creator Matt Miller (Photo / Chloe Riley)

The past year has seen national attention for the Chicago-based production group. The group, which has offices in Chicago and LA, was behind the pilot for “Bobby & Iza,” which won NBC's Playground Contest last month, and additionally produced the web series that led to TV Land’s “Teachers,” now helmed by “Community’s” Alison Brie and set to premiere in January. 

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The pilot, which follows the trials of a Chicago actor, will now move forward as an NBC Web series. 

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Conan O'Brien. (Meghan Sinclair / Team Coco)

A freelance comedy writer from Winnetka accuses Conan O’Brien of using jokes he posted on Twitter and has filed a lawsuit against the late-night comedian. Tonight, we’ll talk about the ethics of comedy and how jokes are shared with comedian Dwayne Kennedy and Curtis Flagg, the director of operations at Chicago’s Laugh Factory.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin joins us -- and brings along his mother. It's an interview you won't want to miss.

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Hedy Weiss

It's being praised as one of the best performances currently on stage in Chicago. Hedy Weiss reviews Larry Yando in Angels in America and three more shows.

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David Pasquesi

A veteran of Chicago’s improv scene tries a new venture: a comedy series for the web. We talk with comedian David Pasquesi.

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