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When: Sat., May 14 2016

At first glance, Pat Whalen is exactly what you'd expect from a late-night talk show host. The 29-year-old is a white man with thick-rimmed glasses who puts on a black suit and skinny tie for his monthly comedic talk show, Good Evening With Pat Whalen. The self-described "late-night talk-show news-alternative" is like the love child of Conan and The Daily Show: the bits are quick and silly, the coverage has a political bent, and there's almost always a musical guest. What's unexpected is the lineup of people Whalen has brought on during the last two years. The actor and comedian has interviewed members of Black Youth Project 100; Ra Joy, the executive director of CHANGE Illinois; and Debra Shore, a commissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. It's not exactly a group that screams laugh riot. Continue reading >>

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