The Second City Training Center is one of a number of improv schools around the country to offer a free class to social media followers of the IFC comedy show BUNK. Each Friday night after BUNK airs, they will post a challenge on their Twitter feed, and the lucky winners receive a voucher to use for a class. Check out their website for the details.7/11/2012 Comments (3)
Jul 11 2012
May 24 2012
Frank Caeti and Matt Craig to return to Piccolo Fringe this weekend. After three popular turns at Piccolo Fringe, Los Angeles improv duo FrankenMatt (commonly referred to as "the short guy and the tall guy") return to Charleston with American Imperil, an evolving, politically themed sketch show that takes their familiar brand in new directions. Read more about their Piccolo performances here. American Imperil was originally presented the Hollywood Studio Stage and we wish the guys tons of success with it at the festival!5/24/2012 Comments (0)
Apr 11 2012
In a recent post on The Creative Mind, Douglas Eby writes about improv, both in music and drama. During the part about improv on the stage he cites a recent book by Jonah Lehrer who wrote about his experience studying Double Down at Second City Hollywood. onah said he wanted to try improv while he was here, but was intimidated because the performers were so good.
Read the full article here.4/11/2012 Comments (1)
Feb 22 2012
If you haven't seen "Workaholics" yet, you are missing Maribeth Monroe playing the ice-cold boss of three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9. In reality, the three friends are Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, and Adam Devine, alumni of The Second City Training Center. Maribeth talks with the RedEye about her part in "Workaholics" and how Anders saw her on The Second City's Mainstage when he was a student in Chicago's Conservatory. Read the whole interview.
For more information on classes and summer camps, see our class catalog.2/22/2012 Comments (0)
Jan 6 2012
The Friday night showcase at Second City Hollywood, "American Imperil," was picked as one of the top 10 events in January by Angeleno Magazine. See the full list of events here.1/6/2012 Comments (1)
Jan 4 2012
Second City Alum, Keegan-Michael Key, Stars with Jordan Peele in Comedy Central's "Key and Peele" Sketch Series
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele make their debut on Tuesday, January 31 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Key was a member of Second City Detroit's mainstage cast as well as the Second City Chicago's e.t.c. theatre, where he wrote and performed shows "Holy War, Batman!" and "Curious George Goes to War" for which he won several Joseph Jefferson Awards (which honor excellence in Chicago theater). Read the whole release here.
Check out Keegan-Michael Key's sketch informing potential students of how cool Second City Training Center classes are here (Not Safe for Work):1/4/2012 Comments (0)
- Dec 14 2011
Nov 7 2011
The Second City Studio Stage in Hollywood welcomes many favorite celebrities in the coming weeks! Jim Belushi continues his run of performances wih Rob Belushi and John Barinholtz in "Sheldon" at 8pm Nov 14. Paul F. Tompkins will guest in "Late Night with Howie Kremer" Dec 9. Fred Willard's "MoHos" continue their monthly run at Second City Hollywood with an appearance in the "Twice as Nice" charity show Dec 10. Bob Odenkirk will also be appearing Dec 10 in the show "Second City This Week." And Molly Ringwald is the special guest host for "Second City This Week's" last show of the year on Dec 17!
Tickets for all shows are aavailable here.11/7/2011 Comments (1)
Jul 26 2011
Carell talks with a caller about his first big break with The Second City as a performer during an interview with NPR. Click here to hear the whole interview.7/26/2011 Comments (0)
Jul 21 2011
World Premiere of Walter, starring alum Paul Dooley at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
Walter, written & directed by Second City Hollywood's Jonathan Browning, will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) on Sunday, July 24th at 3:15pm. Walter stars Paul Dooley, a proud Second City Alum (1959, Compass Players) who has appeared in a number of iconic films including; Slap Shot, Breaking Away, Popeye, Sixteen Candles, A Mighty Wind and many more. The short also stars Leslie McManus & Joe Kaplan, both graduates of Chicago's Second City Training Center.
Jonathan & Leslie are Co-Founders of Screaming Frog Productions and their short films have screened in over 300 international film festivals and have been honored with over 35 International awards.
To get more information about the screening please go to LA Shorts Fest.7/21/2011 Comments (1)