In town: Shawn Wayans and Alingon Mitra. Returning to their comedy hometown: Chris Redd, Emily Galati, Kyle Kinane, and John Caponera. A "who's who" in improv and music will appear nonstop for 24 hours from Monday to Tuesday at Second City. Keep reading for details. In the news: Congratulations to Kelsie Huff, Daryl Moon and Jason Medeja, the creators of the The Open Mic Series. They are the winners of the Best Webisode/New Media Award at the Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival!
Visitors in town: Kate Huffman, Nikki Glaser, Gabriel Routledge, John Hodgman, Steve Burton with Bradford Anderson, Erik Griffin, James Adomian, and the New York Kings of Comedy: Mark Viera, Talent Harris, Drew Fraser, Rob Stapleton, and Capone. In the news: Kelsie Huff, Meredith Kachel, Erica Clark, James Kamp, and Charna Halpern spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times about sexual harassment in the Chicago comedy scene. Read it here. Following is this week's spotlight. Please confirm all details!
Visitors in town: Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson, Lily Tomlin, Hari Kondabolu, Emma Willman, Kyle Ayers, and Andy Dick. Returning to their comedy hometown: Jill Soloway, Sonia Denis and Dino Stamatopoulos. Chicago comedians on late night: Stephen Colbert will be a guest on Conan tonight (along with all-time great Rod Man who's not a Chicagoan, but I can never get enough of his comedy). Keegan-Michael Key is on Conan on Tuesday. Pat McGann will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".