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.

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