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  • Aug 11 2014

    SC Alum, Christina Anthony, Lands Role in "Found" Off-Broadway

    Found features a book by Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree and original music and lyrics by Eli Bolin.

    The ensemble cast of ten includes Christina Anthony ("The Second City," "Key & Peele"), Nick Blaemire(Godspell, Glory Days), Andrew Call (Rock of Ages, American Idiot),Daniel Everidge (Grease, Fat Camp), Orville Mendoza (Peter and the Starcatcher, Pacific Overtures), Betsy Morgan (Les Misérables, A Little Night Music), Molly Pope (Molly Pope, Okay?; Introducing Molly Pope), Danny Pudi ("Community," "Gilmore Girls"), Sandy Rustin (Rated P [for parenthood], Modern Orthodox) and Barrett Wilbert Weed (Bare, Heathers).

    "Found is an original musical based on scores of surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been 'found' in the real world by every-day people," press notes state. "Inspired by actual events, the show follows Davy (Blaemire) who, along with his two best friends, is lost and broke. When he finds a strangely revealing note on his windshield meant for someone else, it sparks an outlandish idea that finds him and his compatriots on a wild, comedic journey. This raucous and insightful new musical tells a story of ambition, betrayal and loyalty while celebrating the weirdness in all of us."

    For the full article, click here.

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  • Jul 10 2014

    George Morrison, Compass Player Alum, Dies at 86

    The Second City is saddened by the death of Compass Players director and esteemed acting teacher, George Morrison at the age of 86. In addition to being a director with the Compass Players, George also founded the New Actors Workshop with fellow Compass Players Mike Nichols and Second City co-founder Paul Sills in 1988.

    Our thoughts are with his friends and family. Click here to learn more about the life of George Morrison.

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  • Jul 10 2014

    SC Alums Sweep Up Emmy Nominations

    Congrats to all of our TourCo and SC resident stage alums that received Emmy Nominations last night!

    • Amy Poehler
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    • Stephen Colbert
    • Tina Fey
    • Tom Purcell
    • Paul Dinello
    • Keegan Michael Key
    • Rebecca Drysdale
    • Rich Talarico
    • Jane Lynch
    • Joshua Funk
    • Ian Roberts

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  • Jul 1 2014

    The Second City Remembers Paul Mazursky

    It is with great sadness that The Second City learned of the passing of film director, screenwriter, actor and Second City alum Paul Mazursky in Los Angeles last night. Mazursky earned an Oscar nomination for directing his first film "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" in 1969. Other films he wrote and directed include the Oscar winning "Harry and Tonto," "An Unmarried Women" which was nominated for Best Picture and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills." Paul Mazursky performed with The Second City in 1961 in a long running engagement at the Ivar Theatre in Los Angeles. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.


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  • Jun 27 2014

    SC Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Help Fundraise

    The Second City has created an Indiegogo campaign to help raise money to support Gilda's Club Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund as a part of our All-Star Comedy Benefit. You have the option to donate as little as $10 to support the cause or you can purchase a $50 autographed poster or a few thousand dollars for VIP access for you and nine friends. Take a look at the details here and remember that every little bit helps!

    Thank you so much and we hope to see you at the event on July 17th!

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  • Jun 11 2014

    Variety Names Brian Gallivan a Top TV Writer to Watch

    SC alum, Brian Gallivan, was named one of Variety's 10 TV Writers to Watch. You may know him from Sassy Gay Friend, but that's just the beginning...

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  • Jun 5 2014

    Bob Derkach Honored at Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame

    Former Second City Toronto Musical Director, Bob Derkach, is being honored at Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame. For more details, click here.

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  • May 28 2014

    SC Alum Bob Martin Takes Broadway

    SC alum Bob Martin will star in the latest film-to-stage adaptation of "The Sting." Alongside him will be former SC Touring Company musical director, Mark Hollmann. For more details, click here.

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  • May 22 2014

    Tim Meadows Added To All-Star Comedy Benefit Line-Up

    SC alum, Tim Meadows, will be joining the line-up for our All-Star Comedy Benefit July 17th. Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, May 27th at 10am. For more information, click here.

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  • May 13 2014

    The Second City All-Star Comedy Benefit

    The Second City is excited to host alumni and friends including Aidy Bryant, Rachel Dratch, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, George Wendt, Fred Willard, Steven Yeun and more at The Second City All-Star Comedy Benefit, a special one night fundraising event benefiting Gilda’s Club Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at The Second City Mainstage Theater (1616 N. Wells St). Performances will be at 7:00p and 10:00p. Tickets go on sale at www.SecondCity.com on Tuesday, May 27 at 10:00am.

    Featuring a hilarious cast of alumni and friends, The Second City All-Star Comedy Benefit includes improv and some of the best scenes from The Second City’s 54 year history for one night of legendary laughs at the birthplace of Chicago-style improv and sketch comedy. Scheduled performers include Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Danny Pudi (Community), George Wendt (Cheers), Fred Willard (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Modern Family) and Steven Yeun (Walking Dead). More guests to be announced.

    Proceeds from The Second City All-Star Comedy Benefit will go to Gilda’s Club Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund.

    VIP Tickets for The Second City All-Star Comedy Benefit are $500.00, and include a post-show private cocktail reception.  Premium tickets which include two cocktails and a souvenir glass will be available for $300.00 and a limited number of seats are available for $250.00. Tickets go on sale at www.SecondCity.com on Tuesday, May 27.

    About Gilda’s Club Chicago
    Gilda’s Club Chicago offers FREE programs for men, women, teens and children and their family and friends whose lives have been impacted by any kind of cancer. Their mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

    About The Second City Alumni Fund
    The Alumni Fund of The Second City is a resource fund for performers, technicians, support staff and other members of the creative and production teams at The Second City and SCTV. The Alumni Fund provides counseling and/or short-term financial aid to assist in expenses for health, housing and rehabilitation after an illness, injury or sudden inability to work.

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