This summer, we're excited to bring our summer camp to Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas! For 5 day/4 nights, we're training 11 – 14 in the art of improvisation and helping them to write an original show that's all their own. The Second City Fantasy Camp includes all training & instruction from Second City teachers, lunch for 3 days and an amenity package. Click here for complete details.6/23/2011 Comments (0)
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Jun 23 2010
Beloved Second City Alumnus Gerry Salsberg passed away last night in Toronto. Gerry appeared on the Toronto Second City stage in 1973, and enjoyed decades of success in character roles on television. The Second City extends its condolences to Gerry’s family and many colleagues.6/23/2010 Comments (15)
Services for Gerry Salsberg will be held Thursday, June 24th at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave West, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the Starlight Foundation (416-502-9474) or to the Hospital for Sick Children (416-813-5320).
Jun 10 2010
Craig Robins, best known for his work on "The Office" is going to be the emcee on the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing.
In a Boston Herald article Craig says he feels like a father to the young comics.
Before Craig hit it big with "The Office" and later Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Hot Tub Time Machine he was a Chicago based touring comic. He played venues all across the world, including Mexico, Amsterdam, and Israel.6/10/2010 Comments (5)
May 26 2010
Congratulations! Second City alum Tina Fey has been selected to receive the 13th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The Kennedy Center will present the 13th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Tina Fey on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The award, named to honor one of the world’s greatest humorists, and will feature a lineup of the biggest names in comedy, and will be taped for television broadcast. She is the youngest recipient of this prestigious award.
For more information, visit The Kennedy Center's Website.5/26/2010 Comments (0)
May 21 2010
Alum Mike Myers appeared today on Live with Regis and Kelly to promote the upcoming movie Shrek, Forever After. During the interview, Myers was asked to name the most influential teacher in his life. Myers responded with two; one was a public school teacher he had during his years in the Toronto school system and the other was our own Del Close, who taught him at The Second City. Myers goes on to say that his time at The Second City proved to be some of the most important years of his life of his life. Del taught him that a true artist "makes things." "So when you ask me what I do," said Myers, "I say I make things."5/21/2010 Comments (0)
May 13 2010
Farley Brothers Radio is now being recorded LIVE from The Second City in Hollywood! Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes for a brutally honest, wickedly funny, viewer-discretion-advised confab on all things Farley. Listen in as Kevin & John spin tales of sex, drugs and comedy alongside their hilarious takes on life, love and family. From Madison to Hollywood, it's a conversation undeniably Farley. Hosted by John & Kevin Farley with Carissa Kosta.
Live in LA? Come watch them LIVE every Saturday at 7pm.5/13/2010 Comments (0)
Tickets are available on our website.
May 13 2010
Frangela, featuring alums Frances Callier and Angela Shelton, is now recording their weekly podcast, "The Week According To Frangela" LIVE from The Second City Hollywood! Frangela takes the news of the week and puts their hilarious spin on it. You've seen them on VH1's Best Week Ever, heard them nationally on Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes and locally in LA on KTLK. Now catch their show live and in person. Jonathan Gold of the LA Weekly says Frangela is "a blast of common sense amid the pasty drone of their sub-Limbaugh competitors." "The Week According to Frangela" is The Daily Show meets the Radio with a whole lot of funny attitude.
Live in LA? Come watch them LIVE every Saturday at 8pm.5/13/2010 Comments (2)
Tickets are available on our website.
May 7 2010
Thank you to all of the talent who applied for our scholarship this year.
With over 200 scholarship applications received nationwide from Los Angeles to Atlanta to win a free year of training at The Second City Chicago or Hollywood, we've narrowed our talent pool to 26 lucky finalists.
Starting Wednesday, May 5 - Thursday, May 6 -- the finalist group comprised of ambitious actors, comics, improvisers and novices will participate in a free improv workshop taught by resident director Mick Napier, enjoy a PUMA shopping spree, attend a Mainstage show and show off their skills and talent in an improv audition.
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Apr 22 2010
Monika Smith, a teacher at The Second City Hollywood, has landed a regular gig on MTV's Disaster Date - a hilarious new hidden camera dating show that puts unsuspecting singles on the worst blind date of their lives. And it all comes courtesy of a best friend looking for payback.
The daters are unwittingly set up with a comedic improv actor (Monika) whose only job is to turn the date into a complete mess by breaking all of the dating rules. But the actor won't do it alone because the friend directs all the action from the control room feeding personal information about the dater to the actor. After all, who knows how to push the dater's buttons better than a best friend?
You can catch Disaster Dates every weekday on MTV!
In addition to Disaster Dates, Monika can be seen as a recurring character on Spike TV's Players, as a recurring character on Comedy Central's Rich Dicks, and most recently on Apples to Apples.4/22/2010 Comments (0)