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Second City Hollywood

Show Proposal Information

The Second City — Hollywood invites you to submit proposals to produce shows. Below is a list of shows that can be submitted to. The person submitting the proposal should have a significant role in the production, such as actor, director, writer or producer. Thank you for your submission!

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IMPROV SHOWS

MONDAY NIGHT - 10pm, "THUNDERDOME" (bi-weekly)
"Thunderdome" is a competitive improv show. Two teams play, and the audience chooses a winner to move on to the next show!

TUESDAY NIGHT - 9pm, “THE REAL FAKE CAGEMATCH” (bi-weekly)
Each week, two guest improv teams square off against host team “Fortune and Glory” and each other, in a cagematch where audience participation is 49% of the deciding vote! Two new winners are crowned every week while the host team's losing streak gets longer. The Real Fake Cagematch makes everyone a winner. Except for the losers.

TUESDAY NIGHT - 10pm, “DELICIOUS MOMENTS & GUEST” (bi-weekly)
“Delicious Moments” (Ithamar Enriquez and Brian Shortall) perform comedy that is aware of itself, and them and the audience and everything else. Watch Delicious Moments break down the FIFTH wall with a special guest team every other week.

TUESDAY NIGHT - 10pm: "FRANKENMATT & GUEST" (bi-weekly)
FrankenMatt - is a two-man comedy ensemble starring Second City Chicago Resident Company alumni Frank Caeti (MADtv actor, Reno 911) and Matt Craig (Saturday Night Live writer, According to Jim, The Office) performing with a special guest team every other week. $10*

WEDNESDAY NIGHT - 10pm, "IMPROV ROULETTE hosted by SC Alumni Team"
Each week, an SC Alumni Improv group hosts a different guest improv group. Your group will play for 25 mins, followed by the SC Alumni Improv group which will also play 25mins. You must play your next scheduled date before you submit for the next available date.

THURSDAY NIGHT - 10pm: The SC Ivitational hosted by SC ALUMNI TEAM!
Each week a SC host team splits an hour with a visiting group from the improv community.

SATURDAY NIGHT, 9:30pm, "SATURDAY NIGHTS MAIN EVENT"
In "Saturday Night's Main Event" the improv group Bro Squad 5 plays and hosts two other guest longform groups. Each group plays a 18-25 min slot.

SKETCH SHOWS

TUESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHTS 9pm: LATE NIGHT/VARIETY/SKETCH/IMPROV HOUR
Thursdays at 9pm is an alternative timeslot open to any and all kinds of programming. Improv, Sketch, or other!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT - 8pm and 9pm "SKETCHCASE"
"Sketchcase" is a show slot for sketch shows, booked in three week runs. Shows can run up to 45 minutes long.

THE SECOND CITY — HOLLYWOOD THEATRE SHOW SUBMISSION FAQ's

WHAT DOES IT COST TO PERFORM AT SECOND CITY — HOLLYWOOD?
If performing in one of the shows listed above, there is no charge to perform at the Second City — Hollywood studio theatre. The Second City will decide the ticket price of your show (all shows cost $0—$10) and retain all ticket revenue.

DO I NEED MY OWN STAGE MANAGER?
A box office manager, house manager, and stage manager are provided by Second City for all performances.

WHAT IF I NEED A TECH REHEARSAL?
Sketch shows are provided a one-hour tech with your stage manager. Shows will co-ordinate with our Technical Director to schedule the tech.

DO I GET ANY COMPS?
Almost all shows get comps. Number of comps is determined by the type of show. If your show is booked, SC will provide you with specific comp info.

WHAT PRESS MATERIALS DOES SC NEED FROM ME?
Second City requests a press blurb and a jpeg (depending on the type of show) from all shows that are scheduled. SC will provide you with specific marketing info.