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You can imagine the scene in thousands of family rooms: "Mom and Dad, I want to major in comedy." Silence. "Comedy? Not on our dime, you don't." To some parents, the notion of heading to Columbia College Chicago for a full-on degree program in matters...
The Chicago-based comedy organization that publishes The Onion is soon to announce a new nationally touring satirical show, staged in partnership with The Second City. "The Onion Live!" is to bow Sept 28 at the Capitol Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. The...
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Second City has been smart enough over the years to let its impressive roster of alumni speak for itself. Old photos of recognizable faces may line the lobby, but you'll never see one of the theater's shows advertised under a banner touting, "From the...
NEW YORK— Early in "Glengarry Glen Ross," as David Mamet brilliantly employs the scene-blackout-scene rhythm he learned sweeping floors at Chicago's Second City cabaret, Shelley can't-close-a-deal Levene is told that he cannot have the "premium...
George Wendt, the Second City alumnus and beloved TV star known for playing Norm on "Cheers," underwent successful coronary bypass surgery at a Chicago-area hospital Thursday. According to Wendt's Los Angeles-based manager, Geoff Cheddy, tests had...
Diana Martinez, the president of The Second City, is leaving the company, the Chicago-based theater and training center said Friday. Martinez had been enployed there since 2009, president since Sept. 2010. In a statement, Second City CEO and co-owner...
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The very notion of Lyric Opera and The Second City performing together, even for a one-night stand, would strike most folks in Chicago as slightly absurd. The city's venerable impresario of grand opera making beautiful music with the town's famous factory...
Nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmys include several former Chicagoans, continuing a trend from years past. The 2011 winner for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, Plainfield native and “Mike & Molly” star Melissa McCarthy, was again...
One Friday night in Chicago, two stand-up worlds. The first world: In the established, Old Town room, the nationally known Greg Proops fires off his California hipster comedy, heavy on attitude, high on his own intelligence, thick with high-culture...
Name five actresses you assume participated in sports and other activities in high school, including being president of the student council. Aubrey Plaza’s not on that list, is she? Despite the 27-year-old’s remarkably convincing, deadpan...
“I was like, ‘Guys, my penis!,’” says Jason Biggs. “I need my penis in the movie!” That’s how the “American Reunion” star said he reacted when he feared that a full-frontal idea wouldn't make it...
Andrea Martin is headed to Second City's UP comedy club with her semi-autobiographical show, "Final Days! Everything Must GO!." The former SCTV star will play UP, located in Pipers Alley at 230 W. North Ave., from May 11-13. She'll be accompanied by...
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