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"Topical Paradise" by Darel Jevens, Chicago Sun-Times, April 6, 2008

Vice President Tony Rezko is asked: How did you get into office so fast? A day ago he was in prison, and already the new commander-in-chief has granted him a pardon, muscled out the elected VP and installed Rezko in the Obama administration.
“Obama’s wanted to pardon me his whole life,” the Chicago influence-peddler explains. “He just couldn’t do it till he was president.”
Even Hillary Clinton hasn’t posed a scenario that ludicrous. But nothing’s too farfetched for the imaginative minds of “Whirled News Tonight,” one of several comedy shows now dissecting the news for Chicago audiences.


Whirled News Tonight, in conjunction with the iO Theater, has entered into an agreement with East Coast Entertainment to begin touring the nation. We will be able to bring our special brand of improvised news satire to colleges, businesses and stadiums near you.

2/15/06 - WNT on the CIF Mainstage!

"Whirled News Tonight" will perform on the Mainstage at this year's Chicago Improv Festival. This festival includes some of the best improv teams from across the country and will feature several performers from primetime TV shows and feature films! WNT will perform on Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm on the Festival's main stage at The Athenaeum Theater (2936 N. Southport). Headlining that evening will be "Bassprov" featuring Mo Collins from MadTV. Reserve tickets now through Ticketmaster!

1/15/06 - WNT Friday Hiatus

Beginning in February, "Whirled News Tonight" will be taking a break from their Friday shows to spend time on some other exciting projects including a sketch show! Don't worry -- you can still catch "Whirled News" every Saturday at 8:00 upstairs at I.O. Check back soon for updates on our Friday return.

8/1/05 - WNT Turns 2 Next Month!

"Whirled News Tonight", the LONGEST RUNNING IMPROV SHOW IN CHICAGO, will celebrate it's second anniversary in mid-September. Please check back for details and join us in celebrating the occasion!!

6/17/05 - "SNL" Scouts "WNT"

On June 16, several members of "Whirled News Tonight" performed for an audience that included Lorne Michaels, creator and and producer of "Saturday Night Live". The following night, three cast members -- Sarah Haskins, Steve Waltein and Matt Young -- were called back to perform again for Mr. Michaels and other scouts from NBC. Will these WNT performers follow the path career path of other Chicago improvisors like Mike Myers, Chris Farley and Tina Fey? Check back for updates!!

3/4/05 - "Whirled News" adds Fridays!!

Due to overwhelming audience response, "Whirled News Tonight" is adding Friday nights to its run! Beginning March 4, you can see us perform Fridays AND Saturdays at 8:00pm upstairs at Improv Olympic.

9/20/04 - For Members of the Media.

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9/19/04 - Questions or Comments?

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