Chuck Darrow

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Chuck Darrow has covered show business – local and national – for more than 40 years. He has covered pop music, film, radio/television, theater, dining and casinos for the Courier-Post, Philadelphia Daily News and others, interviewing Bowie, Seinfeld, Springsteen and Trump.

He is the long-time writing/creative partner of former "Saturday Night Live" star Joe Piscopo and a standup comedian. He also plays in two bands – NYTROUS and "The Janglers." Chuck also hosts "That's Show Biz," which air 3 p.m. Tuesdays on WWDB-AM (860).

September 14, 2017

That's Show Biz

‘Wetlands’ takes us Downnashore for the story of life when the shoobies leave

The Jersey Shore is certainly no stranger to Hollywood.

September 6, 2017

That's Show Biz

HBO takes another shot at early-‘70s New York with ‘The Deuce’

It’s clear from Sunday’s upcoming premiere of “The Deuce” that the programming honchos at HBO do not subscribe to the old saying, “Once bitten, twice shy.”

September 1, 2017

That's Show Biz

Casting praise for visionary casting

Recently, HBO marathoned its turn-of-the-century series, “Oz.” Created by uber-producer Tom Fontana (“Homicide: Life on the Street,” “St. Elsewhere”), “Oz” was, depending on your point of view, either a searing, hyper-realistic expose of inhuman conditions in our prison system, or (my vote), the blackest black comedy to ever hit the small screen.

August 22, 2017

That's Show Biz

Bill Maher at Borgata: Sharpshooting and ‘preaching to the choir’

Truth to tell, I had planned to spend Saturday night with South Philly-born celebri-chef Steve Martorano celebrating the third anniversary of his killer Italian room, Martorano's, at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.

August 16, 2017

That's Show Biz

‘Sir Noface Lives’ program to offer proof that ghosts are real

Do you believe in ghosts?

August 10, 2017

That's Show Biz

For Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, disdain for the thespian life is no act

If you had the chance to travel back to the summer of 1964 and ask the male classic-rock-superstar-to-be of your choice who he wanted to be at that point in time, it’s a pretty safe bet most responses would include one or more of the following names: John Lennon. Paul McCartney. George Harrison. Ringo Starr.

August 8, 2017

Prince

The Revolution rocks on without Prince

In the fall of 2014, the stars appeared to be aligning for Prince to reunite with The Revolution, the Purple One’s early-career unit that arguably remains his most well-known and beloved backing band.

August 4, 2017

That's Show Biz

Thanks to a new round of ‘Episodes,’ the summer is about to get a whole lot funnier

Talk about your good news/bad news conundrums. The good news is that a new season of the brilliant Showtime sitcom, “Episodes,” is almost upon us.

July 26, 2017

That's Show Biz

Adam Lambert proves to be a killer Queen vocalist

In 2006, Queen co-founders Brian May and Roger Taylor decided to tour with a program featuring the beloved British glam-rock band’s music.

July 21, 2017

Poker

Temple grad has commanding lead after first day of final round at World Series of Poker ‘Main Event’

Temple University alum Scott Blumstein Thursday took a commanding lead at the final table of the 2017 World Series of Poker’s No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em “Main Event’ at Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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