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Laughs courtesy of Christie Hefner, Tom Dreesen and even Chicago cops
Here’s proof ex-Playboy CEO Christie Hefner has a good sense of humor: When a Sunday New York newspaper photo caption mis-identified Hefner as the “sister of Hugh,” Christie joked, “I look damn good for an 80-year-old!”
Hefner, of course, is Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s beloved only daughter, who long ran the iconic company Hef launched in Chicago in the early 1950s.
†Frequently, Our Town’s finest have little to laugh about, but the “Laugh Patrol” contest on Tuesday will be a two-hour standup comedy contest, starring Chicago Police officers, at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway. The 8 p.m. show will give each cop three to five minutes on stage — for them to perform their best comedic material. The top four finalists will then be featured on WGN-Channel 9’s morning show on Wednesday.
All funds raised from ticket sales will go to the 100 Club’s support for families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who have died in the line-of-duty.
Judges for “Laugh Patrol” will include 100 Club president Joe Ahern, comedian Tom Dreesen, and Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada.
†Speaking of Dreesen, when he chatted up his upcoming “Rat Pack Weekend” at Laugh Factory, while guesting on David Letterman’s “Late Show” last week, Letterman quipped to bandleader Paul Shaffer, “it looks like we’ll be heading to Chicago” for the event this coming Friday and Saturday.
Dreesen will headline the “Rat Pack” shows — regaling the audiences with tales of his years hanging with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and the gang. Folks are encouraged to come dressed in favorite ‘50s and ‘60s-era garb.