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The Second City

From Dan Akroyd to Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, legendary improv comedy enterprise The Second City has been a training ground for some of the funniest minds in entertainment since its founding in Chicago in 1959. Notable alumni (including dozens of Saturday Night Live cast members) cut their teeth performing at Second City’s famous revues, during which semi-improvised and scripted scenes are acted out alongside new material developed on the spot based on audience suggestions. The Second City also seeded SCTV, a sketch comedy TV show which aired on Canadian networks for eight seasons. Often called “The First Family of Comedy,” the troupe continues to send its touring company — full of new comedic blood — on the road in addition to hosting classes and nightly shows at their own venues in Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles.

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Kenyon Brown
Kenyon Brown Red Velvet
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attended Requiem for the American Dream: The Best of the Second City on Sep 01 2012

GO! I haven't laughed out loud this much in a long time. These guys are great. They skewer every part of the political spectrum equally and with wit. They sing and dance quite well, too. Don't sit in the front if you are shy - I had a song...continued

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Cybil Solyn
297 events
206 reviews
43 stars
attended The Art of Falling on Nov 07 2015

Fantastic! What an experience. Modern dance collides with improve to make for one heck of a fun show. Honestly I didn't know what to expect, and boy was I surprised by how excellent this was. There's a few through line plots that hold the show...continued

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S. Craig
S. Craig Red Velvet
426 events
182 reviews
51 stars
attended The Second City 50th Anniversary Tour on Mar 12 2010

It's easy to see why 2nd City has been around for 50 years. Improv is a comedic talent not for the faint of heart. While not all the sketches coalesced into something brilliant, there were several that approached that level. All and all a great...continued

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S. Craig
S. Craig Red Velvet
426 events
182 reviews
51 stars
attended The Second City: Can You Be More Pacific? on Mar 21 2010

This is the second, "2nd City" show we saw within a week and although both were good, this one was even better. The inside jokes lampooning the OC showed a surprising understanding of the jargon and insider's understanding of our unique cultural...continued

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