Sunday, November 28, 2010

Shelly speaks.

Shelly Gossman recently spoke with her alma mater's newspaper.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ghostbusters to audition in Chicago

Given the Second City connections, Chicago improvisers probably have a leg up with casting for Ghostbusters 3. Auditions will take place in Chicago but I don't know when for sure.
The long awaited "Ghostbusters 3" is finally set to go into production early 2011. Initial casting for the film's main characters will take place in Los Angeles, and additional casting will be conducted in Chicago, where filming is to take place.

Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd will reprise their onscreen roles, as well as serve as executive producers and character writers. Academy Award nominated director Ivan Reitman will return to direct the third Ghostbusters film. In addition to directing the Ghostbusters movies, Reitman has also directed such films as Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Junior, Dave, Fathers' Day, Six Days Seven Nights, My Super Ex-Girlfriend. As a producer, Reitman has been involved throughout all phases of the filmmaking process in over 45 productions.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christina Anthony leaving ETC cast

Christina Anthony is leaving the ETC cast after a few revues to head out to Los Angeles.

Her last night has been set for December 2nd. We wish her the best.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Xmas Smackdown

Also, via IO:
A Christmas Show For People Who Hate Christmas!
Mark Nutter (The Bicycle Men) returns to iO from the golden shores of Hollywood with Christmas Smackdown, a musical anti-celebration of America's Favorite Holiday®, co-written by Cynthia Carle and starring Lyndsay Hailey, Tim Soszko, Molly Todd, and David Wrigley. Watch in joy/horror as the cast presents an evening of festive holiday songs about suicide, furries, cannibalism, and more. Come slam yuletide sentiments to the mat in a reverse Argentine death choke every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00 from November 30th through December 22nd.
Tickets are $15.

Paul Brittain at IO next week

Via IO:
SNL's Paul Brittain Returns To iO
SNL's breakout star and recent iO alumn Paul Brittain returns to iO for a very special reunion show with his longtime collaborators TOPAZ. This amazing group will strap on their trademark denim jumpsuits one more time on Tuesday November 23rd at 8:00, opening for Cook County Social Club. TOPAZ is as high-energy and physical as improv gets. You do NOT want to miss this.
The show is at 8 and tickets are $12 if they are not already sold out.

Joy promoted

Jessica Joy was promoted to the Second City ETC stage following Beth's departure.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Sunday nights at 9:30 PM over at The Annoyance, check out Kate Duffy in

BUCKLE: A One-Woman Emotional Car Wreck Driven by Kate Duffy and Directed by Scott Goldstein.

The show runs November 21 - December 26. Tickets $10

Check it out sometime.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

For just $15....

At Second City this Friday:
Friday, November 12, 5:30-7:30pm

Our first guest for the Writer's Salon is Reinhold "Reiny" Weege, the Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director of the Emmy Award-winning series Night Court, Producer/Writer of Barner Miller, and Writer of multiple episodes of M*A*S*H. Reiny will share his views on comedy and sketch writing, offer up some interesting stories, and treat attendees to a viewing of some of his favorite clips.

Tina Fey to be presented Mark Twain Prize

At the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC tonight, actress-comedian-writer Tina Fey will be presented with the Mark Twain Prize for humor.