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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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  • Feb 24 2014

    SC Friend and Alum Harold Ramis Passes Away

    It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our dear friend and alumni, Harold Ramis. It is a great loss for his family and the film and entertainment communities. Our thoughts are with his wife Erica and their family.

    "It is impossible to overstate the personal and professional influence that Harold Ramis has had on all of us at The Second City. He was a natural leader, a trusted friend and so generous with his own talent that he made everyone he ever worked with look like a genius. We are devastated to lose him so young but we were all enriched by the years we did get to partake of his particular brilliance." - Andrew Alexander, CEO & Executive Producer of The Second City

    Funeral and memorial details are unknown at this time. We’ll post updates once details have been confirmed.

    Donations to the Harold Ramis Memorial Scholarship Fund can be made through The Second City Training Center. The Harold Ramis Memorial Scholarship provides 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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  • Feb 14 2014

    SC Alums Steve Carell & David Razowsky's Podcast Interview

    Back in the day, Steve Carell and David Razowsky used to perform together at Second City. Fast-forward 20 years and Razowksy gets the chance to reconnect with Carell on A.D.D. Comedy Podcast. Read more here. Listen to the full podcast here.

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  • Feb 11 2014

    SC Alum Andrea Martin Stars in New Broadway Production

    SC Alum Andrea Martin is scheduled to star in the new Broadway production of the award-winning comedy Noises Off. Noises Off will begin previews in January 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. She is always working and we couldn't be more proud! Read the full article here.

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  • Feb 11 2014

    Second City Training Centre Around the World!


    • One of our Second City Alumni and active teacher in the Writing Program, Luciano Cashmiri, is in Sochi Russia as a writer for CBC Sports. Luc has worked quite a bit for CBC Television over the years and and when he returns he will start writing Martin Short's upcoming comedy special.
    •  Chantale Renee, one of our Second City School Program Instructors spent three days at the Sudbury Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival delivering Improv workshops in both French and English. She delivered five workshops at local schools and all reports indicate that Sudbury is truly laughing out loud.
    • Bruce Pirrie informed us that one of his former Second City Writing Program students has been hired on to write for "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" based on the sketches he wrote while in our program. Congratulations to our former student and to the wonderful Instructors in our Writing Program.
    • The Musical Conservatory 6 class is just week's away from presenting their Grad show entitled "Chutes and Corporate Ladders". Their show, March 2nd, will be the first ever Musical Conservatory grad show in Toronto. 
    • Recent Conservatory Grad and Student Services Admininstrator, Aimee Ambroziak, is headed to sea. She has been offered a role on one of our Second City's Cruise Ship casts. Aimee is heading out in March. Her smile at the front desk will be dearly missed for the next four months.


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  • Feb 4 2014

    SC Alum Brian Gallivan Gets ABC Pilot Order

    ABC has given a pilot order to an untitled single-camera comedy from SC alum, Brian Gallivan. The pilot centers on an overworked father dreaming of being “on vacation all year” who decides to uproot his family from the city and move them to New Hampshire where they open a group of tourist cottages. Read more details here.

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  • Feb 3 2014

    Tickets for Rick & Laura Hall Now on Sale

    Musical Improviser superstars Rick and Laura Hall are coming to Toronto February 21st and 22nd!
    They will be running two musical improv workshops at our Training Centre then having a showcase on Saturday, February 22nd at 7pm and 9pm.

    Come check out Second City's up-and-coming talent perform with the industry professionals Rick and Laura Hall, who collectively have worked with The Second City, "Whose Line is it Anyway" and are working actors and composers in Los Angeles.

    Tickets are now available at The Second City Training Centre.
    You can also reserve by phone: 416.340.7270

    7pm show - $15
    9pm show - $20

    CHECK OUT THE FACEBOOK EVENT HERE.

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