Comedy Writing and Performance Archive

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Anne Libera, director of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, will co-moderate a panel on “The History of Chicago Comedy” as part of the first World Comedy Expo,...
Otherworld Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents the live, immersive “sci-fi noir” production Murder on Horizon March 25 through May 1. Directed by Columbia College alum Tiffany Keane Schaefer ’12, a...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Ann Delaney ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, is featured in Bachelor: The Unauthorized Parody Musical, running January 13 through February 13 at the Apollo Theater,...
Columbia College Chicago alumni and faculty figure prominently in NewCity‘s “Players 2022: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago” feature, published January 7, 2022. The publication’s annual listing of movers and shakers in Chicago’s performing arts scene is...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department continues its 2021-2022 Mainstage Season with a new comedy, Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody, running December 1 through 11 in the Courtyard Theatre of the Getz Theatre Center of...
The Silent Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents the world premiere of Unearthed Crown, a six-part, episodic radio drama that runs November 7 through December 12 — Sundays at 8...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department associate professor Anne Libera, director of the Theatre Department’s B.A. Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, is featured in Inventing Improv, a new documentary produced by television station WTTW, Chicago’s Public Broadcasting Service outlet....
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums Preston Max Allen ’13 and Jayae Riley Jr. ’16 will join a discussion on “Flipping the Script: How to Thrive as a Trans, Gender Nonconforming, or Nonbinary Performer,” presented by Columbia College Chicago...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Preston Max Allen ’13 — a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting who also took courses in the Theatre Department’s Musical Theatre and Comedy programs —will present a concert performance...
The online comedy game show Wisecrackin’, created by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Angie McMahon ’98, has been entertaining audiences virtually during the pandemic the shutdown. But this Thursday, September 2, at 8 PM (CST), the show makes...