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It was announced yesterday that Space Jam 2 is actually happening, as news broke that Justin Lin signed on to co-write and direct the sequel to 1996’s box office hit starring Michael Jordan. LeBron James, long-rumored to be involved in the project, is reportedly set to star.
If you were a theater kid growing up, you probably remember how your life changed after learning about a musical called Rent. You then wanted nothing more than to move to New York City, disown your parents for no real reason and live the life of a poor, starving artist in the East Village.
There is no other holiday quite like Cinco de Mayo– celebrated pretty much exclusively in the United States as an opportunity to educate students on Mexican culture, celebrate history and get wasted on tequila shots while wearing comically large sombreros. What you may not have known is that the training you’ve received in your improv classes (whether or not you’re a Latino improviser) can help you navigate this holiday.
So, what’s The Second City?
The Second City has been bringing the funny for over 50 years, but here’s the short version.
We began as a small comedy theater, and have grown to become today’s leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With a variety of theaters, training centers and full-time, touring ensembles, you can find us all over the world.
We’ve also taken improv off the stage, expanding our business to include collaborations with corporate clients, and television and film productions.
And we have more than a handful of successful Second City alum that we aren’t too modest to mention, like Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, and Keegan-Michael Key.
Hungry? Thirsty? Come see us in 1959
ArcLight Cinemas and The Second City bring the Second Wednesday screening series to Chicago
The Second City kicks off another glorious summer with the return of “The Second City’s Neighborhood Tour”.
Best. Gift. Ever. = Second City Gift Cards.
“Enjoy an evening of hilarious relationship comedy” – The Torch
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UP Comedy Club presents: The Second City’s Fast, Loud & Funny!
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