Sketch Comedy Troupe Second City Pokes Fun at San Diego
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A writer for some of the coolest shows in comedy TV -- including Kroll Show, Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Onion News Network -- comedian Joe Wengert is also a veteran improviser (he's been a regular performer at the UCB Theatre since 2003), sketch performer and stand-up comedian. His comedy ranges from interactions with his cat and the absurdity of certain holidays to his Midwestern roots and strange things in the SkyMall catalog. A star on the rise, Wengert was recently named one of the New Faces at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival. Learn More
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Second City had the San Diego audience laughing in (often painful) self-recognition with this brilliant sketch comedy show. Part rehearsed, part improvised with audience suggestion (and sometimes coercion), they feasted on the veritable buffet of scandal, self-importance and silliness that defines "America's Finest City." From the local sports teams to Comicon, from the original mission settlement to bike cops on patrol, from gay marriage and legalized marijuana to the odd cultural shifts between neighborhoods (Santee, Pacific Beach and La Jolla were skewered particularly well), they covered a lot of local ground in a 90 minute show. Speaking of skewering, mayor Bob Filner all-too-appropriately (and inappropriately -- yet lovingly) sandwiched the evening's laughs and was liberally sprinkled throughout the show. His recent peccadilloes, though bad for America's Finest City, were well-timed comic gold mined hilariously by Chicago's Second City. Genius!
This show contains strong language and mature content.