Visitors in town: Richard Lewis and Emma Willman are at Zanies. Christopher Titus is at The Improv. At the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival: Wham City Comedy, Kate Willett, Janelle James, Josh Fadem, and Comedy at the Knitting Factory's Kenny DeForest, Clark Jones and Will Miles. You can see sketch comedy groups from around the world at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and storytelling and comedy at Fillet of Solo.
Visitors in town: Felipe Esparza is here. Dave Attell is at The Improv. Eliot Chang, Amir K., and Tony Hinchcliffe are at Zanies. Returning Chicagoans: Faith Soloway and Vanessa Fraction! The Fillet of Solo Festival begins on January 12. This is a great week in Chicago comedy with opportunities to see some of the city's best comedians more than once, including The Kates, Taneshia Rice and Susan Messing.
Comedians Sarah Albritton and Catherine “Povs” Povinelli are telling me about the time they drove from Chicago to Sarah’s hometown, Louisville, Kentucky. Sarah drove all five and a half hours. Povs joked about being in the passenger seat, “I risked my life!” “And I was fine,” Sarah pointed out. “I kept you awake,” Povs said. Sarah agreed. “She kept me awake. She made sure I was awake.”That road trip is a good symbol of Sarah and Pov’s partnership.
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".