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Amid rumors that Kristen Wiig is leaving “SNL” at the end of this season, the show’s team has been auditioning female comedians, including The Second City e.t.c. cast member Jessica Joy, who’s been making a name for herself in...
Tags: Comedy (genre), Britney Spears, January Jones, Racism, Music
“I was like, ‘Guys, my penis!,’” says Jason Biggs. “I need my penis in the movie!” That’s how the “American Reunion” star said he reacted when he feared that a full-frontal idea wouldn't make it...
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...
"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...
"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...
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Giving out high fives, Chicago native and television star Danny Pudi received a deafening applause from fans at University of Illinois Chicago April 11 as he ran down aisle after aisle so attendees could smack his backside. Pudi showed students on UIC'...
FOX 17 Senior Web ProducerTulip Time Festival announces Chicago sketch comedy theatre, The Second City's Laugh Out Loud Tour, is joining the entertainment line-up. For the first time this year, FOX 17 will be the proud sponsor of the festival. A second performance of The Doug...
We’ve moved! While our Chicago Live! team is busy finalizing appearances by the likes of Jonathon Brandmeier, Rick Bayless, Homaru Cantu and J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound (Guest details here), I want to tell you about our new home. The new...
I'll level with you. The most important person I go to meet at "Chicago Live!" is you. Not the famous guests, who are very nice and really interesting. And not "you," plural -- I mean you, personally. I'm sitting here at my desk wondering who you are...
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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...
Hartford CourantGeorge C. White, founder and former executive director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford called it a “family affair.” Repeated references to the theater community as “family” and “home” marked the...
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