|"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
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
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
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"
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
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
9/20/04 - For Members of the Media.
you would like a complete media kit (including digital images,
cast bios and a recent press release) OR if you would like to
arrange to review a performance of "Whirled News Tonight",
please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/19/04 - Questions or Comments?
about when or where we perform? Want to know how to get tickets?
Did you see the show and want to share your comments?
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