Comedy legend Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy perform at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
Belushi, an alumnus of “Saturday Night Live” and Chicago’s famed Second City, has more than 30 years of experience in improvised comedy.
Belushi began his acting career in Chicago, studying at three of the top theaters: Goodman, Apollo and Second City. After a two-year stint on “Saturday Night Live,” he appeared in more than 75 movies, including “Red Heat,” “About Last Night,” “The Principal” and “K-9.” He has also been featured in five television series, including eight years on “According to Jim” and, most recently, CBS’s “The Defenders.”
In 2011, Belushi gained rave reviews on Broadway as Harry Brock in “Born Yesterday.”
However, drama and comedy are not the only facets to Belushi’s breadth of talents. For the past 15 years, he has been singing, dancing and playing harmonica in the Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd and with his own band, The Sacred Hearts. In conjunction with the Chicago Board of Comedy, he also recently opened the Comedy Bar, a stand-up club in his hometown of Chicago.
Accompanying Belushi for the Lied Center performance are Megan Grano, Robert Belushi, Larry Joe Campbell, Joshua Funk, Jon Barinholtz and Brad Morris. Each is a classically trained professional improviser who tours regularly nationwide.
Tickets for Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy are available at http://www.liedcenter.org, at the Lied Center box office, or by phone at 402-472-4747. Tickets start at $25 for adults, $12.50 for students.