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  • Mar 9 2013

    The Onion, The Second City Join Forces For Touring Show, 'The Onion Live!'

    Two of America's finest comedic institutions, The Onion and The Second City, announced today that they are partnering to present a first-of-its-kind theatrical event called The Onion Live!

    The nationwide touring show, which will debut Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Capitol Theater in Columbus, OH, will combine The Onion's insightful, award-winning satire with The Second City's expert stage production. Audiences won't just see the topical headlines that make The Onion famous–they'll also learn the history of America's Finest News Source and be given an exclusive peak at news so new that it hasn't even happened yet. Theatergoers will learn The Onion’s journalism secrets through a series of presentations from the same news and lifestyle experts who train The Onion's handsome, knowledgeable staff. Audiences will learn everything from how to chase a scoop to how to become as insanely wealthy and successful as our own reporters.

    As the world's definitive authority on all human endeavors, The Onion's live show is the only theatrical experience guaranteed to leave audiences smarter, better-looking, and three inches taller than they were when they sat down.

    Said Steve Hannah, CEO of The Onion: "The Onion Live! marks the first time in our storied history that we've done anything resembling a live, theatrical show. We wanted to bring a funny, biting new incarnation of The Onion to our followers, old and new, and The Second City is the ideal partner."

    "I am a big fan of The Onion and can't wait to see the marriage of our creative teams, and I am sure they will produce a funny and irreverent show" says The Second City's CEO & Executive Producer, Andrew Alexander.

    The Onion Live! will tour the country during the fall and winter of 2013.

    For booking information, contact The Road Company at 212-302-5200 or sales@trcnyc.com.

    Contact press@theonion.com for all additional inquiries.

    The Onion
    Since its humble beginnings as a Madison, WI student-run newspaper in the late-'80s, The Onion has become the America's most recognizable and prominent source of satirical commentary. With daily coverage of politics, technology, sports, business, entertainment and more, theonion.com welcomes over 8 million unique monthly visitors.

    The Second City
    The Second City is the leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With theatres in Chicago and Toronto, Training Centers in those cites as well as Hollywood, 11 full time touring ensembles, thriving corporate communications and theatricals divisions as well as television and film operations, The Second City has been called "A Comedy Empire" by the New York Times.

    The Road Company
    The Road Company is an independent theatrical booking agency, distributing award-winning musicals, plays and special attractions across North America, founded by Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota in 1997. Current clients include Wicked, Once, Evita, Peter and the Starcatcher, We Will Rock You, Donny and Marie and Experience the Beatles with Rain.

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