Comedy Writing and Performance Archive

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...
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department fondly honors the memory of Sheldon Patinkin – longtime chair of the Theatre Department, noted director and teacher, and cherished friend and mentor to many in the Chicago theatre community — who was...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum 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 — is spearheading A Place...
  Columbia College Chicago‘s student-powered Manifest Urban Arts Festival is both online and in-person in this year’s Manifest: Reach. The 20th-anniversary edition runs May 10 through 14, and the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department will be proudly participating! From...
“A central tenet of the Comedy Writing and Performance major at the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department is the idea of comedy cross-training, thinking about comedy from multiple perspectives (writing, directing, performing) across mediums,” says Theatre Department Assistant Professor...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department has announced the remainder of its 2020-2021 Mainstage Season — an exciting mix of in-person and virtual student-performed productions, starting with Are You There God, It’s Me, Katniss Everdeen, running March 24 through...
August 27, 2020, would have been the 85th birthday of Sheldon Patinkin–longtime chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, noted director and teacher, and cherished friend and mentor to many in the Chicago theatre community. Born August 27,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Anthony LeBlanc has been named Interim Executive Producer of The Second City, the nation’s premier comedy theatre and training center. LeBlanc succeeds the theatre’s longtime CEO and Executive Producer Andrew Alexander, who...