Talk show host and author, Shannon Skinner, shares her experience and four life lessons she learned taking a class at the Second City Training Center. Read it on The Huffington Post.5/14/2013 Comments (0)
May 14 2013
Apr 30 2013
Second City Toronto's Education Company has been bringing the power of improv and comedy to students everywhere. Check out this article in Intelligencer on a recent visit to Bayside Secondary Schoold.4/30/2013 Comments (0)
Apr 18 2013
Scholarship forms are now available for all courses at the Second City Training Centre.4/18/2013 Comments (0)
Apr 1 2013
"Why is this study so important?" this is a question we are asked often at the Training Centre. Whether or not you come to us because you want to be an actor or because you just want to improve your social skills, the importance of improv comes from the philosophy of "Yes and". Everyone fits in here and offers of all kinds are meant to be accepted. It is a happy place where everyone can agree and learn to accept each others offers. As former Second City Chicago Artistic Director Martin De Maat says "Greet everything with 'yes,and...'" "Make statements instead of putting the burden on others with questions." "Stay in the present, as opposed to focusing on the past or future." and "The fun is always on the other side of a yes." People come to The Second City Training Centre to live a more positive lifestyle and we are happy to be a part of it.4/1/2013 Comments (0)
Mar 25 2013
Join us in the John Candy Box Theatre on Wednesday April 3rd at 9pm for a FREE Q&A session with JENNIFER WHALEN and get a preview of what Bruce Pirrie's WRITING IV class is working on!
To reserve your spot email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spaces are limited, so it's first come first served!!!
Jennifer Whalen is a Toronto based writer and Second City Alumni.
She wrote for five seasons on “This Hour Has 22 Minutes,” two of them as Head Writer. In addition she's worked on “The Ron James Show,” ”The Jon Dore Show” and the critically acclaimed “Gavin Crawford Show.” Jennifer co-created, wrote and produced “The Bronte's” an animated children’s show for Disney as well as developing “Little Mosque On The Prairie” and “Instant Star.” Most recently, she returned to her comfort zone: shows with some guy’s name in the title and wrote on “Gavin Crawford’s Wild West”.
She has been nominated for three Geminis, four Canadian Comedy Awards and won both a WGC Award and a Canadian Comedy Award for her work on “This Hour Has 22 Minutes.”
According to IMDB she danced the lead in Swan Lake in 2005. She wishes this were true. AND FYI... The answer to your question is YES. YES SHE IS KEVIN WHALEN'S SISTER.3/25/2013 Comments (0)
Jan 22 2013
Join us on January 23rd at 9pm in the John Candy Box Theatre for our first FREE Student Focus Night of 2013 with BEN GORDON!
Alumnus Ben Gordon appeared at The Old Fire Hall Theatre Mainstage in primarily two great companies (first and foremost with Dave Thomas, Catherine O'Hara, Andrea Martin and later with Robin Duke, Tony Rosato, Derek McGrath) and at other times with Eugene Levy, John Candy, Martin Short and once, with an interloping Robin Williams. He had the benefit of knowing and studying with SC legends Bernie Sahlins and Del Close.
His career has been both eclectic and award winning including starring and supporting credits in film, television and radio in both comedic and dramatic roles. In film he appeared opposite Oscar winner Rod Steiger, Burgess Meredith, James Garner, John Heard, Levon Helm and Alan Arkin.
As a performer and writer he has appeared or written in far too many sketch comedy, variety, situation comedy and award shows in both the US and Canada. (Including writing and producing "Lost Satellite Network" for Showtime! (US); "Just For Laughs" (NBC) and the perennially voted Worst Sit-Com Ever "Check It Out!" (CTV-USA Network) starring the original Maxwell Smart: Don Adams.
He has appeared written and/or "voiced" some twenty on air and over ten thousand radio commercials (approx.), garnering Cleo and IBA international advertising awards.
After many years out of the industry: battling cancer (cured); divorce (happily remarried) and running a family importing business (into the ground), Ben is looking forward to sharing his knowledge, insights and personal experiences with the next generation of Second City greats.
Wednesday January 23rd at 9pm1/22/2013 Comments (0)
John Candy Box Theatre
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Jan 22 2013
The Second City Training Centre heads to the Summer Camp Expo on February 24th at Roy Thompson Hall. Come check out why people come from all over the world just to attend a Second City Summer Camp. We hope to see you there from 12-4PM.
For more information, visit: http://www.ourkids.net/campexpo/1/22/2013 Comments (0)
Jan 7 2013
Introducing Sunday Harold All-tars!
Due to massive enrollment, the Longform Ensemble program is adding another performance night: Sunday Harold All-Stars. Hosted by Longform graduate, Greg Roberts each night will consist of Alumni teams and students performances. As well as a weekly Lottery Jam where current/former students can play with their favourite teachers and coaches! Any current or former Longform student is eligible to play. Sunday Harold All-Stars debuts January 6th. Starting at 9 PM.1/7/2013 Comments (0)
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Sep 24 2012
Sarah Bertrand is a recent graduate of the Second City Training Centre's writing program and is gearing up for the big launch of her second book.
There will be guests, drinks, music and laughs, and you can get her second book, Sketch! It's based on her year at The Second City Training Centre. Second City Writing alumni Rob Schulz, Ryan J Graham, and Oliver Ho will all be there to do a reading!
Actress/singer Jessiqua Elin Clausen and VERY special secret guest will be performing, "Adele Goes To Walmart", from Sketch. Thursday September 27th from 7:30pm-9:30pm.9/24/2012 Comments (0)