| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:32 PM
You know what helps during an election? The opportunity to laugh about the election! And for that matter, all of life! Take advantage of one of the best things Chicago has to offer . . . Second City! With alumni including Steve Carell, Tina Fey, the...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:33 AM
'Curb Your Enthusiasm" fans in Chicago, get ready for more Jeff Greene. Everyone else, get ready for more of native son Jeff Garlin.
The Second City alum is returning to Chicago Dec. 4-16 to do his new stand-up show, "Closer Than I Appear," at...
| Mar 14, 2013
The conversation crackled after Wednesday night's Chicago Forward program on the future of the arts in Chicago.
“I thought this was an especially auspicious panel with views you don’t often hear,” Tribune arts critic and co-moderator...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:55 AM
A staggering amount of modern American comedy has passed across the stages of The Second City, the acclaimed improv group headquartered in Chicago. Its alumni stretches from Oscar-winner Alan Arkin to Stephen Colbert and generations of “Saturday...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Chicago's comedy scene just got a little bit more serious this week after Columbia College announced Tuesday that it will be partnering with The Second City to offer a new four-year degree in comedy writing and performance.
The new bachelor's degree,...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
TOLUCA LAKE, Calif. — Looking trim in a black windbreaker over a gray crew neck sweatshirt, Steve Carell walked into the diner near the Warner Bros. lot just like a regular guy.
OK, most actors/celebrities walk into diners like regular folk; it&...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Seven years after launching the profitable and long-running “Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play,” Pub Theater has acquired its own theater space just a few blocks north of Wrigley Field at 3914 N. Clark St.
The longtime home of Live...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:23 AM
It's day 4 of the Chicago Teachers Union strike and parents now have a fun option for their kids.
The Second City Training Center, part of the world's premier comedy club/theatre and school of improvisation, is offering free comedy camps to keep kids...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Chicago may be the Second City, but it's first up in the Chase for the Championship. Getting off to a good start at the Chicagoland Speedway is critical, not only because it's first race of the chase, but also because it's the first of five 1.5 mile...
| Dec 13, 2011
In the latest edition of our Telling Our Stories series (which reminds us all of the power that we can have to change hearts and minds by highlighting online messages of equality), we look at the power of satire and humor to make a searing point against...
| Feb 5, 2011
Joyce Sloane, the beloved maternal powerhouse of the Second City improvisational theater in Chicago, and the woman who found and nurtured such comedy giants as John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley and Bill Murray, died of natural causes Thursday in...