As long as we're recommending good books...
Tonight at 6pm at the Second City e.t.c., 1608 N. Wells St., Chicago, a panel of comedy veterans gathers to remember the late Del Close, in support of Kim "Howard" Johnson's new biography The Funniest One in the Room: The Lives and Legends of Del Close. Admission is free.
Del was a mad genius who trained several generations of comedy stars at Second City and ImprovOlympic (now the iO Theatre). His innovative approach to the art of long-form improvisation continues to influence countless performers around the world.
My Flavorpill preview is here.