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Actress Jane Lynch has always been a friend to the Windy City. From her humble beginnings acting at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company to the Second City comedy troupe. The Dolton, Illinois native broke out as a Brady in the Annoyance Theater’s Real Live Brady Brunch then put her improv skills to good use in Christopher Guest’s movie Best in Show. She stuck with him for A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration then again became a critic’s darling in the hilarious 40-Year-Old Virgin.

The Fox series Glee brought the worldwide fame she deserved and she now uses that star power to begin a new endeavor on NBC. Hollywood Game Night combines every day competitors with celebrity guest stars for a chance to take home $25,000.

While the lesbian team player has definitely gone Hollywood she took time out to speak to Nunn on the Run just before the show aired.

Jerry Nunn: Hi, Jane. It’s good to talk to you again.

Jane Lynch: It is good to talk to you.

JN: I know Sean Hayes is on the show. Did you know him from your Chicago days?
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A Great Big World

There’s a great new pop band that’s making a big splash called A Great Big World. Chad Vaccarino and Ian Axel formed the group in New York after attending NYU in 2012.

Thanks to the track “This Is the New Year” the duo are making waves and Glee picked up the song for their version of it on the episode Naked. They even opened for Mr. Schue himself Matthew Morrison on tour. The song was also used in the title sequence of the Garry Marshall film New Year’s Eve. Their positive message is quickly catching on in a big way.

Before their recent show in Evanston at Space we talked about new music and how they came together in the first place.

Jerry Nunn: Hey, guys. Have you been to Chicago before?

Ian Axel: Yes, we have but not for an extended time.

Chad Vaccarino: We always have a great time when we are there.
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Katey Sagal

Playing the unforgettable Peggy Bundy in the Fox comedy Married…with Children brought her Katey Sagal into the national spotlight but that was only the beginning for her. She voiced Leela in the cartoon Futurama then led the cast of 8 Simple Rules even after John Ritter’s death.

She has found new success playing Gemma Teller Morrow in the FX drama Sons of Anarchy in which she won a Golden Globe.

We talked to Sagal right before she hit the road on tour with the cast bringing her singing voice to the forefront.

Jerry Nunn: Hi, Katey, great to finally talk to you on the phonee.

Katey Sagal: Great talking to you. Where are you?

JN: Chicago. You are out singing on this Sons of Anarchy tour. Many of the mainstream public may not know you sing.

KS: Right.
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Becca Tobin

Becca Tobin is shaking her pompoms this season on Fox’s hit television show Glee. Starring as Kitty Wilde she is showing how to be a mean girl with a high kick after replacing several characters graduating from McKinley. Using this break out role to speak to teens about bullying through a company called Bullyville she has begun to change people’s minds and take a stance against this injustice.

We went behind the Cheerio to explore the story of the thespian that was bullied in school.

Jerry Nunn: Hi, Becca. I know you are currently filming Glee out in LA but you are originally from Georgia. Was that a small town?

Becca Tobin: -ish. It was the suburbs outside of Atlanta.

JN: I read you were a theater kid.
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The pop band fun. burst onto the scene with only its second album Some Nights reaching platinum status. Boosted by the power of Glee after their song “We Are Young” was featured on the hit Fox television show, it went on to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

The group became a trio made up of Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff after coming together from their respective bands. The second title track “Some Nights” has a completely different sound and has done well, recently performed on Saturday Night Live as part of their set.

With a recent concert in Chicago fun. donated a dollar of every ticket sale to service gay rights and held a booth for The Ally Coalition in the lobby to encourage patrons to help with the cause.

Nunn on the Run went backstage to talk to band member Jack to find out about them fighting for our team and how they have so fun.

Jerry Nunn: Hi, Jack, nice to meet you. Where are you from?

Jack Antonoff: I’m from Jersey and the New York area.

JN: How was the devastation with the hurricane?

JA: Not bad for me. I got pretty lucky.

JN: You began your career in a punk band?
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Robert Ulrich

Oxygen breathed new life into Fox’s hit television show Glee bringing four new cast members onto the scene with the first season of The Glee Project. Contestants competed by singing, dancing and making music videos. The winners tied for a seven-episode arc with characters tailored made for them on Glee. Two runners up each won a two-episode stint as well.

Robert J. Ulrich is a big part of the show as casting director for The Project. He has been the mastermind behind such television hits as Drop Dead Diva and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Nunn on the Run sat down to have breakfast with Robert right after a huge two day open call in Chicago for season two of The Glee Project.

Jerry Nunn: Hi, Robert. I heard after Chicago you are heading to do more open calls for the show in my hometown Nashville.

Robert Ulrich: I am and very excited.

JN: You get to hang with winner Alex Newell the winner from last season at the casting call.
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Blake Jenner

There’s a new Jenner on television this fall and we’re not talking about a member of the Kardashian family.

Blake Jenner came out on top as the winner on Oxygen’s Glee Project, a competition show where young hopefuls sing, dance, and act for a chance to be on Fox’s hit musical show. If you missed the emotional finale it was his heartfelt letter to the judges that ultimately won him the role.

Jenner makes his debut this week as Ryder Lynn when the New Directions are casting for their production of Grease.

After winning The Glee Project competition 19-year old Jenner spoke about his rise to the top.

Jerry Nunn: Hey, Blake. What made you audition for The Glee Project in the first place?

Blake Jenner: I was auditioning a lot here in Los Angeles but nothing was happening. It just wasn’t my time and I was just eating Ramen noodles and fighting to survive. When The Glee Project auditions came around, I thought it was so lucky, like a great thing because, I’d have to go in this audition and give it a short. What really made we want to audition was I had the biggest passion for acting. I love acting and it’s been my one true love since I was a kid. The second that I watched Glee with my brother, right when it came out years ago, I loved it. I saw myself there. I just loved every character, so it was definitely my love for Glee and my passion for acting drove me to audition for The Glee Project for sure.
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