The Daily Show, Chicago-style, from WTTW

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WTTW and performers from Chicago’s Second City and the comedy troupe Schadenfreude have produced IL-Informed, a comedy show that satirizes local issues–and the pubTV public affairs format. “The pilot is pretty funny, and that’s more than I can say for most, if not all, public television,” writes Time Out Chicago blogger Madeline Nusser. But “it doesn’t quite live up to its potential,” according to a Chicago Sun-Times review: “Interviews and investigative segments don’t really follow the standard TV news format, and some of the news being spoofed is dated.” The show features sketch comedy, newsmaker interviews and music. “Think the Daily Show meets Saturday Night Live–only completely local,” says WTTW on the IL-Informed website. View a clip here and WTTW’s promo here

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