Second City resident and touring company alums Peter Grosz and John Lutz have joined the writing team for "Late Night with Seth Meyers" along with Second City Theatricals alum (Norwegian Cruise Line) Conner O'Malley. Can't wait to see what this crew comes up with!
Dec 6 2013
Second City resident and touring company alums Peter Grosz and John Lutz have joined the writing team for "Late Night with Seth Meyers" along with Second City Theatricals alum (Norwegian Cruise Line) Conner O'Malley. Can't wait to see what this crew comes up with!12/6/2013 Comments (0)
Dec 3 2013
From December 12-15th in Toronto will be hosting the first annual IMPULSE Festival at The Young Centre For The Performing Arts in the Distillery presented by The National Theatre of The World in association with Soulpepper Theatre. They are bringing in improv artists from eight different countries (India, France, U.K., U.S.A., Australia, and Austria) and they will be performing showcases and Mashups with each other throughout.12/3/2013 Comments (0)
A huge part of the event is a 55 hour long improvised soap opera marathon that will take place from Friday, December 13th at 3:00pm and end at 10:00pm on Sunday, December 15th. All proceeds of the "Soap-a-thon" will go directly to Gilda's Club Greater Toronto. The line-up will include a number of Second City alums, including Colin Mochrie.
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Dec 2 2013
SC Alum, Maribeth Monroe, has been cast in the new HBO pilot "The Brink." Directed by Jay Roach, executive producer is Jerry Weintraub and lead actors include Jack Black, Tim Robbins and Pablo Schrieber. Read more details here.12/2/2013 Comments (0)
Dec 2 2013
For the past decade, Jeff Tweedy has been auctioning off private "Living Room" concerts during The Second City's 24-hour improv/music marathon, raising more than a half million dollars for disadvantaged Chicago families. This year, we are selling tickets to Our Living Room Show, an intimate benefit with comedy from Second City alumni, Saturday Night Live cast members and a 90-minute set from Jeff Tweedy. The show will be featuring Jeff Tweedy & Second City Alumni Aidy Bryant, Kevin Dorff, TJ Jagodowski, Beth Melewski, Mike O'Brien, Tim Robinson, Tami Sagher, Horatio Sanz and Cecily Strong.
200 standard seating tickets for Our Living Room Show are $300 each and go on sale Monday, Dec. 2nd at 10 a.m. here.
35 front row tickets ($500) and 23 premium rail seats $1000) will be available on December 17 IN PERSON ONLY at "The Second City That Never Sleeps: 24 Hour."
Monday, January 6th, 2014
7:00 P.M. / Doors Open 6:00 P.M.
Up Comedy Club
For tickets: Visit UPComedyClub.com or call (312) 662-4562*
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Nov 27 2013
Congratulations to Katie Rich on her move from The Second City Mainstage in Chicago to the writing staff of Saturday Night Live, NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, currently in their 39th Season.
"After writing and performing in three exceptional revues for The Second City Mainstage, we are thrilled that Katie has an opportunity to join the writing staff of SNL. Katie is a terrific talent and we wish her all the best in this next stage of her wonderful career," states Andrew Alexander, CEO & Executive Producer of The Second City, Inc.11/27/2013 Comments (0)
Nov 14 2013
Check out SC alum Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele on The Daily Show talking about their time in Chicago and at Second City!11/14/2013 Comments (0)
Nov 13 2013
It's happening. SC alum Keegan Michael-Key and comedy partner, Jordan Peele, are teaming up with Judd Apatow to write an untitled feature comedy to star Key and Peele. Read more here.11/13/2013 Comments (0)
Nov 6 2013
It was just announced that TBS has ordered a "police procedural spoof" from SC alum Steve Carell and his wife, Nancy Carell. The satirical comedy is titled "Tribeca" and will be written and produced by Steve and Nancy Carell, directed by Steve Carell. Read more here.11/6/2013 Comments (0)
Oct 31 2013
SC Alum Tina Fey and 30 Rock co-executive producer Robert Carlock will be back on NBC next fall with a new New York-based single-camera series starring another familiar NBC face, The Office alumna Ellie Kemper. The network has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order to the untitled project, written by Fey and Carlock. It will center on a woman (Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City. Universal TV and Fey’s studio-based Little Stranger are producing, with Fey, Carlock and 3 Arts’ David Miner executive producing. Read the full story.10/31/2013 Comments (0)
Oct 21 2013
Bob Derkach, musical director alum of Toronto Mainstage with a DVDROM currently on-board the Phoenix Lander in the northern plains of planet Mars, has been appointed to the advisory board of the New Horizons Message Initiative. The aim is to send a global message into interstellar space via the New Horizons spacecraft which will rendezvous with Pluto and its moons in 2015. Bob invites all Second Citizens to help in this mission by signing a petition to NASA to green-light this amazing project. Please check out the website and sign the petition.10/21/2013 Comments (0)