Monday, November 30, 2009

Second City in the news

Andrew Alexander sits down with TimeOut Chicago. At over 7 pages, it's a great read. Go here for more about the 50th anniversary.

Second City was featured on CBS Sunday Morning.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Uncle's Brother to return to IO

Uncle's Brother (Tim Meadows, Brad Morris, and Joe Canale) will be back at iO Chicago on November 29th and December 13th. Both performances are likely to sell out so get your tickets now!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Shad Kunkle profiled in Lexington Paper

I don't know how I missed this but Shad Kunkle was profiled in the Lexington Herald-Leader earlier this month when BlueCo was in Lexington on tour.
Shad Kunkle went from Iowa to Chicago hoping to make it to the Super Bowl.

But he wasn't playing for Da Bears. He wanted to get to the Second City comedy troupe.

"It's the first Oregon Trail, it's the first place where comedians sought to use satire to affect people, and the place where people sought to do a blend between stand-up and actual comedic acting," says Kunkle, who will be on stage Friday night when Second City's touring company performs in the University of Kentucky's Memorial Hall.

If the name Second City doesn't ring a bell, many of its alumni certainly will — and they will explain why Kunkle refers to the theater as "the Super Bowl."[...]

"All those people who came before us, who blazed this trail, I think the reason a lot of people search Second City out is they want to walk in those footsteps."
In addition to his TourCo duties, Shad Kunkle can be seen performing with Carl and the Passions in IO's Cabaret Theater on Wednesday nights at 8 PM.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Letters to Santa: 24 Hours of Improv

This event is all-ages
Tickets are $15 and are good for the entire 24 hour event as long as there are seats available.
Tickets will be available at the door only.

Second City Chicago- ETC Theatre
1608 N Wells St
Confirmed Special Guests
Jeff Tweedy- Tue 7pm
Robbie Fulks- Tue 10pm
Upright Citizen's Brigade's Matt Walsh & Horatio Sanz- Midnight
Flashmob Marching Band- 3am
Bonnie Prince Billy- Wed 6am
BabyCo- Wed 7:30am
Nina Nastasia- Wed Noon
The Mountain Goats- Wed 2pm
The Blisters- Wed 4:30pm
Steve Albini

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Information about Letters to Santa can be found here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I was in the audience for a mainstage show over the past weekend and things are certainly looking good for the 97th revue, which is opening up very soon.

Some sketches will likely be polished up between now and the opening but both the first and second half had me laughing up a storm.

Improvised Shakespeare

The Improvised Shakespeare Company was profiled in the AV Club.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Second City's 97th Mainstage Revue

Second City has announced that Taming of the Flu will open on December 6, 2009.

Taming of the Flu is directed by Mick Napier and the cast includes Lauren Ash, Shelly Gossman, Anthony LeBlanc, Brad Morris, Andy St. Clair, and Emily Wilson.