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August 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Second City – the name alone is Second with comedy!. The Chicago institution that launchd improv comedy Into a worldwide phenomenon has fascinating history. From the early days when it featured stars like Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Alan Arkin and Joan Rivers, Second City (quoting directly from its website)
“…has been a launching pad for comedians, actors, directors and others working in show business. Notable alumni include Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, John Belushi, John Candy, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Rachel Dratch, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Jeff Garlin, Ian Gomez, Bonnie Hunt, Richard Kind, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Andrea Martin, Jack McBrayer, Tim Meadows, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Catherine O’Hara, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Joan Rivers, Amy Sedaris, Martin Short, George Wendt and Fred Willard, among many others.”
Using numerous video clips, intriguing insights and fabulous anecdotes, we will trace the rise of Second City from its early days through today.