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  • Apr 10 2014

    SC Alum Stephen Colbert Named New "Late Show" Host

    SC alum, Stephen Colbert, has officially been named the new replacement for David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show." For more information, click here.

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  • Apr 8 2014

    SC Alum Steve Carell to Play David Menasche in The Priority List

    SC alum, Steve Carell,  will portray Miami local David Menasche in the film adaptation of the book The Priority List: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the memoir, which focuses on Menasche's six-year battle with brain cancer and his journey to live in the present and find peace with his illness.

    The Priority List will be produced by Carell and Carousel Productions' members Vance DeGeneres and Charlie Hartsock. With Carell at the helm, the film promises to be a funny, heartwarming, honest tale that would make any teaching hero proud.

    For the full article, click here.

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  • Apr 1 2014

    Alan Arkin In The Spotlight

    SC alum, Alan Arkin, will sit down with TCM host Robert Osborne on Sunday, April 13th for an interview at The Ricardo Montalban Theatre. For more details, click here.

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  • Mar 25 2014

    SC Alum, Cindy Caponera, Releases New Book

    Second City Chicago Mainstage alum, Cindy Caponera, just released a new book called, "I Triggered Her Bully." Take a look as Cindy explores the world of insecurity and injustice in hilarious and poignant essays that travel all the way from the South Side of Chicago, where bar fights are sport and families large, to New York and Hollywood where you might run into Joni Mitchell at your local deli. Cindy looks both outward and inward with fearless honesty and wicked wit. Whether describing her family’s dysfunction or the perils of dating, her stories will stick with you, like those pop songs from the ‘70s she loves so much.

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  • Mar 25 2014

    SC Alum Adam McKay Takes On "The Big Short"

    SC alum, Adam McKay, will be adapting and directing Michael Lewis' best-selling book "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine." Read the full article here.

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  • Mar 21 2014

    Fred Kaz - LA Memorial Information

    A memorial has been scheduled to celebrate the life of Fred Kaz at The El Portal Theater (5269 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601) on Monday, March 31st at 6:30p (doors will open at 6:00p). Parking is available across the street from the theater at the structure belonging to the Art Institute of California. A reception will follow the memorial with light appetizers and beverages.

    To attend, please RSVP by March 28. You may either click here to RSVP.

    Location:
    The El Portal Theater
    5269 Lankershim Blvd
    North Hollywood, CA 91601

    For directions or additional location information: www.elportaltheatre.com

    A Chicago memorial is being planned. We'll post information once details have been confirmed.

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  • Mar 12 2014

    Second City Says Goodbye to Legendary Music Director - Fred Kaz

    A memorial has been scheduled to celebrate the life of Fred Kaz at The El Portal Theater (5269 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601) on Monday, March 31st at 6:30p (doors will open at 6:00p). Parking is available across the street from the theater at the structure belonging to the Art Institute of California. A reception will follow the memorial with light appetizers and beverages.

    To attend, please RSVP by March 28. You may either click here to RSVP.

    Location:
    The El Portal Theater
    5269 Lankershim Blvd
    North Hollywood, CA 91601

    For directions or additional location information: www.elportaltheatre.com

    A Chicago memorial is being planned. We'll post information once details have been confirmed.

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  • Mar 4 2014

    SC Alum Stacey McGunnigle Lands Lead in New NBC Pilot

    It was just announced that Second City Toronto alum, Stacey McGunnigle, has landed the lead in a new NBC pilot, titled "Ellen More Or Less." Read the full story here.

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  • Feb 27 2014

    Second City Remembers Harold Ramis

    Harold Ramis created a comedy legacy that will live on in the hearts and laughter of those for decades to come. He has been a true friend and supporter of Second City throughout his illustrious career and we thank him for everything he has done for us and the comedy world at large.

    He will be greatly missed. View our commemorative video here or click on the image below.


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  • Feb 25 2014

    Second City Announces Harold Ramis Memorial Scholarship

    The Second City and the family of Harold Ramis are pleased to announce The Harold Ramis Memorial Scholarship providing access to improvisation and writing classes at The Second City Training Center in Chicago.

    "This scholarship honors the memory of Harold Ramis, a beloved alumnus of The Second City with deep roots in Chicago," states Andrew Alexander, CEO & Executive Producer of The Second City, "and honors his legacy of identifying, mentoring and developing new talent."

    Donations can be made online or mailed to:
    Harold Ramis Memorial Scholarship
    c/o The Second City Training Center
    1616 N. Well St.
    Chicago, IL 60614

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