The Second City Cast & Crew of Tonight's Performance (Up!)

MEGHAN BABBE is originally from Rapid City, South Dakota and is thrilled to be representing The Second City! She lives in Chicago where she regularly performs sketch and improv at CiC Theater and iO. She an alumni of the Comedy Studies program. Her writing has appeared in Reductress and Paper Machete. She loves Chandler Goodman and her family and would like to thank witchcraft for blessing her with such a great #Redco crew. Meghan is represented by Paonessa Talent. Follow her on Twitter @ m_babbe

 

MAUREEN BOUGHEY is a member of the Second City Touring Company. With Second City, Maureen has also performed at The Kennedy Center in Generation Gap, aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Gem in several sketch and improv shows, and as an understudy in the Mainstage production, Algorithm Nation or the Static Quo. She is a graduate from the Syracuse University Drama Department and is on the harold team, Revolver at iO Chicago. @maureen_boughey

 

LEILA GORSTEIN is thrilled to perform with The Second City! Leila hails from Charleston, SC and received her B.A. in Theater from Indiana University.  She has performed all over Chicago with various improv and sketch shows, and was lucky enough to perform with Second City Theatricals aboard the NCL Breakaway.  Currently, Leila is a cast member and writer on the morning show Toon in with Me, which plays weekday mornings on MeTV.  Thank you to Leila’s family, who made her laugh so much, she decided to make a career out of it. Leila is represented by Paonessa Talent. You can follow her on Instagram @lolgorstein. 

 

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JAVID IQBAL is so excited to be part of the Second City family! He has been featured in the Second City NBC Breakout Comedy Festival, the 2018 Bob Curry Fellowship, and most recently Urban Twist with Second City’s Diversity & Inclusion. Follow Javid on Instagram @Javidiqbal82 for pictures and videos of his baby-toddler Jamil paired with sometimes witty-ish captions!

 

GEORGE C. OWENS was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Chicago to attend Loyola University. When George isn’t touring with The Second City he performs all around the city of Chicago with Artemis at iO, Hitch*Cocktails at The Annoyance Theater, and with his independent sketch duo Henrik and George. George is proud to be represented by Paonessa Talent Agency. He wants to thank his parents, Carol and Greg, and his siblings, Will and Emma, for always being so supportive. You can follow George on Instagram and Twitter @george_c_owens.

 

JORDAN STAFFORD comes to you from the dope city of Detroit, Michigan. He attended Saginaw Valley State University where he studied theatre, and while there he was also introduced to improv. After graduating in 2015, he moved to Chicago and loves it. He is on the iO Harold team Lil’ Tooties and also does solo work all around Chicago. Stafford is represented by Paonessa Talent. You can follow him on instagram @dudewiththeabolistionistpart. 

Second City is a professional production employing members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers, and The Chicago Federation of Musicians.

JONALD JUDE REYES (Director) is a writer, performer, and director from Chicago, by way of Rutgers University in New Jersey.  He’s trained at The Second City, iO, Annoyance, Chicago Dramatists and the Neofuturists. As a director, Jonald was honored to be named Chicago Reader’s Best of Stage Director (2016). He is a member of Directors Lab Lincoln Center Theater 2017 and DirectorsLabChicago 2016. His recent directing credits include The Second City Touring Company, Stir Friday Night’s We Are Asian. We Do Comedy. (Steppenwolf Theatre’s LookOut Series), Hyde Ya Kids, Hyde Ya Park (The Revival), and the 30th Anniversary of Splatter Theater (Annoyance). He has been the Assistant to the Director for Do You Believe In Madness? (The Second City’s 108th Mainstage), The Second City’s Left Leaning and Always Right (Berkeley Rep), and Generation Gap (The Kennedy Center).  Jonald is on the Steering Committee for DirectorsLabChicago and is an Associate Artistic Director at The Revival. He is also a founding member of Stepping Stone Theater.  More info at jonaldjude.com.

 

JOHN LOVE (Musical Director) is a musician/actor based out of Chicago, IL. He currently tours with The Second City and plays piano for a collective in Chicago called The North and Wells Band. He gives all of his love and appreciation to his family and friends; especially his Mom, his sister, E & A, and his dear friend KB.

SARA STOCK (Stage Manager) is a writer, stage manager, and defiantly proud Floridian. She is ecstatic to be part of The Second City Touring Company and this fantastic cast. She’s stage managed a lot cool shows in the building, including Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider and Legendary Laughs. Sara co-produces and performs at two storytelling shows in the city, We Have Questions and  Appetite for Rock N’ Roll Storytelling. Instagram: @stormbrewer