|Genre||News/entertainment, variety show|
|Running time||60 min.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Home station||WGN Radio|
|Hosted by||Rick Kogan|
|Executive producer(s)||Kelly Leonard, Lara Weber|
|Recording studio||Chicago, Illinois|
|Original release||October 2010 – present|
Chicago Live! is an hour-long stage and radio variety show hosted by Chicago newspaperman and radio personality Rick Kogan. The multi-platform show is produced by the Chicago Tribune in partnership with The Second City and broadcasts on WGN Radio 720-AM Saturday nights at 11 p.m. It is taped in front of a live studio audience. Short, individual segments from each show are distributed in video and podcast format.
History[edit | edit source]
Chicago Live! debuted at the Chicago Theatre Downstairs on October 14, 2010, and continued recording and airing in six-week seasons through 2011. In November 2011, Chicago Live! announced that it would shift to eight-week seasons in 2012 and move to the Up Comedy Club in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood.
Format[edit | edit source]
As described by host Rick Kogan, the show's mission is to "bring the paper in its wonderful variety on stage."
Each episode of Chicago Live! includes:
- Interviews with Chicago newsmakers and entertainers
- Topical comedy from The Second City
- Almanac segment in which Rick Kogan presents stories, videos around a selected year in Chicago history
- Performances by Chicago artists and entertainers
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- Feder, Robert (21 November 2011). "Kogan brings life to Chicago Live! as no one else could". Time Out Chicago. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Chicago Live! stage and radio show created by Chicago Tribune and The Second City". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
- "'Chicago Live!' moving to new Up Comedy Club". Chicago Tribune. 1 December 2011. section 4, p. 2.
- Kogan, Rick (10 October 2010). "Lara Weber" (Audio). WGN Radio. Retrieved 30 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
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