Saturday, August 21, 2010

Way to go, Brendan!

Congrats to Brendan Jennings on his recent Tribune honor.
Brendan Jennings, 32
Second City has a lot of slick comics with savvy smarts. But in Brendan Jennings, it also has an emotional well. Jennings, making his debut on the Second City's e.t.c. stage, says that the new gig is “a dream come true” for this graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati. He has paid his dues — touring with Second City for more than two years until it got too tough to match up with fatherhood. All this 32-year-old needs for discovery is an old-fashioned TV or movie executive to understand the deepest laughter needs risk and heart. We hope Jennings sticks around town. He's the latest in that long and distinguished Second City line of big, funny, needy men who are willing to risk everything at every moment — and thus become the souls of whatever revue they perform.

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