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  • Director Gail Mancuso talks “A Dog’s Journey” and plays Bozo’s grand prize game

    Director Gail Mancuso grew up in Melrose Park, IL and was a big fan of Bozo. When she was a kid, she was picked to play the grand prize game, but was too shy. Today she had a second chance to play. She also was on set with Larry and Robin to talk about her new film A Dog’s Journey, her passion for dogs, and growing up in Chicago. Mancuso won two Emmy awards and directed television shows including Rosanne […]

  • Celebrity impressions with Frank Caliendo

    Comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo does his best, quick celebrity impressions at WGN. Caliendo is well known for his impressions of Morgan Freeman,  Dr. Phil, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, just to name a few.  After completing a 10-year run on the FOX NFL Sunday Pregame show, he recently joined the cast of the Sunday NFL Countdown. Caliendo also has comedy specials that run regularly on TBS and Comedy Central and is a regular on the […]

  • Upcoming Band Superet performs live

    Superet is an American rock band that originated on Valentine’s Day of 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Superet’s debut album How To Work A Room will be released on May 17, 2019. The band is currently on tour promoting their I Don’t Know How But They Found Me Tour. Superet performed May 15 at Lincoln Hall and is performing tonight at Delmar Hall in St. Louis, MO. For more information on tour dates and their music visit superetiscoming.com.

  • Comedian Judy Gold talks children and motherhood

    Judy has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO. Judy also won two Emmy awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show. She is the host of the hit podcast, Kill Me Now, on iTunes. Visit her website judygold.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram at jewdygold. Tonight through Saturday Judy will be performing at Zanies in Chicago. Purchase tickets at zanies.com or call 312-337-4027.  

  • Prayer on the 9 has its annual community initiative hosted by Pastor John Hannah

    Pastor John F. Hannah discusses his annual “Prayer on the 9” initiative. The initiative is an outreach program for the community that serves to be a catalyst for change in the most prevalent violent communities in Chicago. The event is a call to action to pray, walk and stand as a community against all forms of violence. Pastor Hannah urges Mayor Elect Lightfoot to zone in on the parts of the city that have high crime rates. “Prayer on the 9” […]

  • Friend of the morning show Frank Caliendo is back with more laughs

    Frank Caliendo is a comedian, actor and impressionist best known for making people laugh throughout the entirety of his life. He is described by the Hollywood Reporter as a “combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey.” Caliendo has completed a 10-year run on the FOX NFL Sunday Pregame show and now has comedy specials that run regularly on TBS and Comedy Central. Caliendo has a show tonight at Improv Comedy Club in Woodfield Mall at 7:30 p.m. Visit improve.com or […]

  • Dean meets puppies up for adoption from the Anti-Cruelty Society

    In celebration of the upcoming film, “A Dog’s Journey” we had 6 very friendly guests in studio today.  The husky puppies from the Anti-Cruelty Society, and they’re all up for adoption!  They’ll be available Thursday, March 16th. And as a bonus, Universal Pictures  in conjunction with “A Dog’s Journey” is picking up the adoption fees for all 6 puppies featured on the show! And of course the Anti-Cruelty Society has many other dogs looking for their forever home. For more […]

  • American Idol finalist Danny Gokey performs live

    Grammy nominated, Danny Gokey has become a fan favorite after being an American Idol Top 3 finalist. Since the show, Gokey has released a debut album, My Best Days, along with follow up albums, Hope In Front of Me, Rise and award winning holiday album, Christmas Is Here. Gokey is now the founder of Better Than I Found It, a non-profit organization that has a heart to partner with  organizations already making  a difference in their communities. For more information visit […]

  • Comedian Russ Williamson talks job prospects as a theater major and cooking shows

    Russ Williamson moved to Chicago in 2005 to kick start his career in comedy. Since then he has appeared on television shows Chicago Fire and Sirens as well as performed in Chicago’s biggest rooms.  Russ was named Best of the Mid-West at Gilda’s LaughFest. Catch him at Laughs to Remember on Saturday, June 1 at Concord Place: 401 W. Lake St. Northlake, IL.  For more information visit alzheimers-illinois.org/laughstoremember.

  • The Toy Insider Mom is back to show Larry and Paul how to have active summer fun!

    The Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht is back at WGN with toys that will get kids outside and keep them active this summer. For more information visit  http://www.toyinsider.com and follow her on Twitter @toyinsidermom.

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