I'm in Arizona helping my brother celebrate a big birthday (happy 21st, big guy!).
Still, as always, my Chicago roots are showing. Though I'm lucky to be in Scottsdale enjoying family togetherness, beautiful weather, outdoor tennis, old friends, Cubs spring training, a Desert Mountain house tour, and an excellent birthday dinner at the Royal Palms Resort, I pause to note that my travels will again prevent me from attending The Interview Show with Mark Bazer, tonight at 6:30 at the Hideout.
Unfortunate for me, but still a nice option for those of you in Chicago. In these troubled economic times, you can't beat a smart, entertaining show for a mere $5. It's nice and early so you can grab dinner afterward at a reasonable hour (or stick around, get your drink on and close the Hideout).
Tonight's guests include "Check, Please!" creator David Manilow, spoken-word artists from Remy-Bumppo Theater, street gang expert Greg Scott and Schadenfreude comedian Justin Kaufmann. Plus the host is hilarious, demonstrating with every show why he should have gotten the Conan gig.
My Flavorpill preview is here.