Most recently, Bryan Callen’s fans know him mostly from his work in the sitcoms “The Goldbergs” and its spinoff “Schooled,” but he’s also a smart, provocative comic, as he proves when he takes the stage at Chicago’s historic Thalia Hall for his third televised stand-up special. This time, the topic is a front-burner issue — equality — and Callen has a few thoughts on the subject, railing against the tendency of modern humans to turn people into “nouns,” when we should think of each other as verbs.
With so many current foodies today seeking low-carb options, cauliflower definitely is a veggie star of the moment, and it’s at the center of a new episode called “Cauliflower Power,” which also spotlights a certain funky Mexican delicacy. Kung pao cauliflower appears in the entree round, but don’t miss the halo-halo cauliflower desserts. Host Ted Allen welcomes guests Maneet Chauhan, Esther Choi and Marc Murphy.
Seeking a more affordable housing alternative to what they’re finding among the exorbitant listings in the Los Angeles area, a husband finally convinces his wife to leave the City of Angels and move back to his showy midwestern home state of Minnesota in the new episode “Minnesota Dreamin’.” Unfortunately, a decidedly unwelcome surprise awaits them in Minneapolis, where the real estate market is so hot, they’re faced with having to make compromises neither of them expected.
Dr. Michael Heithaus, a world-renowned shark expert, embarks on a mission to understand and explain the mysterious connection that seems to exist between sharks and volcanoes in this new hour-long documentary. Since they discovered the uncanny affinity sharks seem to have for such literal hotspots, scientists have been baffled to explain this phenomenon, which seems a little like a gimmick in a sci-fi flick. Dr. Heithaus, however, is determined to solve why these two destructive forces of nature seem to be bonded.