Kristine W (Kristine Weitz) is an American Dance-pop, House music and Hi-NRG singer/songwriter. She has released seven albums, three of them through major labels, plus an early recording she sells to fans through her website. She has achieved 14 number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart in the United States and has many fans within the dance music community.
Comedian Todd Glass discusses his career, including coming out as a gay man, his heart attack and the importance of stand-up comedy. Todd will be performing at the Chicago Theatre on Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 7:30pm with David Cross & His Super Duper Pals.
Comedian, actor, and podcasting superstar Todd Glassis one of America's busiest touring comics, performing alongside Louis CK, David Cross, David Spade, Daniel Tosh, Jim Gaffigan, and Sarah Silverman. Todd's extensive television credits include appearances onLouie, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Sarah Silverman Program, Mr. Show with Bob and David,Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,Tosh.0, Conan, as well as his own half-hour Comedy Central special. He recently starred in two pilots,Todd's Coma, produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison productions, and Dinner With Todd, co-starring Sarah Silverman. Todd can also currently be heard hosting his critically acclaimed podcastThe Todd Glass Show, available on iTunes.
In 2009, Just For Laughs, the world’s biggest comedy brand, partnered with TBS, one of American television’s leading purveyors of comedy, to produce a comedy festival in Chicago, the nation’s cradle of comedy. Five years later, TBS Just For Laughs Chicago is America’s single largest comedy festival, showcasing the industry’s biggest stars and brightest emerging talents at some the city’s most iconic venues. Presented in collaboration with two of the nation’s largest independent promoters, Chicago-based JAM Productions and Outback Concerts, this annual event has established itself as an integral component of Chicago’s rich cultural heritage, and a must-see for thousands of comedy fans and industry executives alike. This year, State Farm will serve as the presenting sponsor of TBS Just For Laughs Chicago.
About Just For Laughs
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group’s growth is concentrated on four major focal points: Festivals (in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago); television production (most notably Gags seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines); live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Jeremy Hotz, John Pinette, Louis C.K., the Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour, North American dates for Family Guy Live!); and talent management. Its inaugural Montreal Festival 31 years ago is now the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming 2 million people each summer. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, and London, as well as a small apartment on the Internet.
TBS is basic cable’s reigning champion among young adults in primetime. Available in 100 million households, TBS features original primetime comedy series like Cougar Town, Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, King of the Nerds, Who Gets the Last Laugh?and the upcoming Deon Cole’s Black Box, Deal With It and Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host. In late night, TBS is home to the Emmy®-winning series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien, which will be followed by a new series starring Pete Holmes this fall. TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, like the star-studded TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival.
Ross Mathews discusses his new bookMan Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence and his upcoming performance at Park West on May 28, 2013. For tickets click here.
Man Up!, with an introduction written by Gwyneth Paltrow, and afterword from Chelsea Handler, takes readers inside Mathews’ personal journey as a super fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small town life and big city adventures, and how he managed to turn an obsession with pop culture into one on one interactions with celebrities like Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, and Michelle Kwan [to name a few] without ever having a single restraining order issued against him.
Ross first arrived on the scene in 2001 as a correspondent for NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and over the past 10 years he has become known for his endearing, witty, and undeniably funny personality.Mathew's can be seen as a regular panelist and occasional guest host on E!’s late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately,” and is a fixture on E! News and E! Network’s live red carpet awards show coverage. In March 2013 Mathews will shoot his first talk show pilot, produced by Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Productions, that he will host, write, and co-produce. The show will be a celebration of all things pop culture, and will include celebrity guests, audience interaction, and field pieces.
Mathews currently lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Salvador, and their two rescue dogs, Louise and Mijo. When not working on his many projects, Mathews is a strong supporter of the Human Rights Campaign, speaking at many of their nationwide events and he received their Visibility Award in 2011.