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  • Next stop, Japan ... Second City extends its reach to second continent

    Next stop, Japan ... Second City extends its reach to second continent
    In its first formal move outside North America, The Second City is joining with Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd., one of Japan's largest TV producers, talent managers and entertainment companies, in a new joint venture that aims to introduce the improv-based...
  • Up next at Second City? A new theater in Piper's Alley

    Up next at Second City? A new theater in Piper's Alley
    Despite the famously lengthy titles of its revues, the Second City has come up with a very short name for its new venue in the Piper’s Alley complex on Chicago’s North Side: “Up.” Intended as a riff on stand-up comedy and the...
  • Andrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky, weekending in Chicago

    Andrea Martin is headed to Second City's UP comedy club with her semi-autobiographical show, "Final Days! Everything Must GO!." The former SCTV star will play UP, located in Pipers Alley at 230 W. North Ave., from May 11-13. She'll be accompanied by...
  • The Chicago actor's dilemma: Love Chicago but leave it

    The Chicago actor's dilemma: Love Chicago but leave it
    "No actor should be in Chicago 'cause they wanta make money," a character says in "The Last Duck," a new play that includes a brief but pointed look at our Second City complex. "It's more about art," the guy says. "You know, whatever that means. Or you...
  • So these new comedy clubs walk into Chicago ...

    So these new comedy clubs walk into Chicago ...
    One Friday night in Chicago, two stand-up worlds. The first world: In the established, Old Town room, the nationally known Greg Proops fires off his California hipster comedy, heavy on attitude, high on his own intelligence, thick with high-culture...
  • Bailey sets a smart tone at UP

    Bailey sets a smart tone at UP
    "You guys in Chicago are used to improv," sneered the acidic Ben Bailey on Friday night at the opening of UP, the new comedy club at the Second City. "You can smell written material like a pack of hound dogs. You want to hunt it down. You want me to...
  • 'Old Chy-car-go' on tap at Chicago Live

     
    Bucky Halker (r) will sing Woody Guthrie’s peculiar anthem “Old Chy-car-go” -- Old Chy-car-go, Old Chy-car-go, Down by the lake, that's where the girls go Folks walk and talk in the Loop In Old Chy-car-go --at the Tribune's variety show....
  • No money? No problem for Arlington Heights filmmaker

     
    Joe Avella wanted to make a movie. But he had one little problem: he had no money to do so. That didn’t stop Avella, a …...
  • We got the beat—Jackie Beat’s Holiday Show Comes to Hydrate

     
    With songs like “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Syphilis,” the cocaine-fueled rewrite of “Let It Snow,” and the pregnancy confessional “Santa's Baby” —drag darling and Second City alum Jackie Beat...
  • Amy Poehler: Tina Fey and Seth Meyers are dead to me

     
    Amy Poehler says her former "Saturday Night Live" pals Tina Fey and Seth Meyers are dead to her, after the pair didn't show up to see her accept a Variety Power of Comedy award. Amy Poehler joked that celeb friends who didn't turn up in person to see...
  • Mark Twain Prize will go to Tina Fey

     
    The Kennedy Center will present its 13th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Tina Fey on Nov. 8 in Washington. Fey is the star, executive producer and a writer of "30 Rock," for which she's won almost too......
  • 'A Life in the Theatre' on Broadway: Entertaining 'Life' fails to show full toll of years on the stage

     
    T.R. Knight and Patrick Stewart at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway. BROADWAY REVIEW NEW YORK — Like those of plumbers or tax collectors, the working days of actors eventually string together into a life — “A Life in the......