As careful readers of the space may have noted, there has been a certain lack of new content here lately. After five solid years of banging away at BB&B several times a week despite increasing burnout, I hit the wall last December and took a much-needed break. That I didn't have any idea how long it would last probably explains how long it lasted. But what's six months among friends?
I've since directed my creative energies, such as they are, into an incessant stream of "humorous" Facebook and Twitter posts. If you are one of those unfortunate souls who connects with me there, or despite all odds still comes here to follow the Twitter feed at right, you'll know what I mean.
I'm resurrecting BB&B primarily because Flavorpill Chicago, the culture guide for which I cover live comedy and theater, is on hiatus during a major site rebuild that will take most of the summer. But the summer comedy and theater season marches on unabated.
So until Flavorpill returns better than ever — and it will; I got a preview in our New York office in November, and the redesigned site looks amazing — I'll be writing in this space about the best live entertainment around town, starting with next week's Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival. It will come as little surprise that I might also have a few other things to say.