The Second City Cast & Crew of Tonight's Performance Copy

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

Richard Gomez

RICHARD GOMEZ is a local comedian and actor who is very much just happy to be here. Once a college drop out, Richard took a chance on the stage and the rest is the stuff of legends (legends, ok?). Since then he’s been lucky enough to go back to school for a Bachelors in Comedy Writing and Performing Arts, he’s been able to play with some of the most talented people in the city in theatres, clubs, basements and unsanctioned living room shows, and even still continues to learn and study the craft of comedy from the community that surrounds him.

DYLAN HACKWORTH (Understudy) is so happy to be playing with the Second City Touring Company! He has performed as a Second City cast member aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ship, the Gem, and with the improvised action movie, Lethal Action Force. Big thank you to Maureen and the Hackworth and Boughey families! 

HANNAH INGLE, originally from Missouri, has been living and performing in Chicago since 2014. A former member of Second City’s Severn Darden Graduate Program, Hannah can be seen performing comedy all around the city. Hannah particularly loves performing with her musical comedy duo Ruth and Elaine. (@RuthandElaine) Hannah would like to thank her family and friends for their ongoing love and support, and David for always reminding her to dream big. Aside from all that – Hannah is generally happy to be here, and would absolutely love to pet your dog!

HANNAH REHAK is thrilled to be performing with The Second City! Hannah is a writer, comedian, and filmmaker — as well as a proud Chicago Public Schools and Macalester College alum with over a decade of experience in improv and sketch comedy. Hannah has performed at a number of theaters in and outside of Chicago including iO, CIC, Logan Square Improv and The Annoyance. Hannah’s short films include Downbeat (released through NoBudge) and The Book Reading, both of which were screened at The Spirit of Chicago Film Festival. She is a contributing writer to the podcast, The Tiny Little Late Show, and the co-host and producer of a comedy recap podcast Nina, Hannah and Emily in Paris. You can learn more about Hannah at hannahrehak.com or follow her on Twitter @inanimatecub or Instagram @hmrehak.

Brittani Yawn

BRITTANI YAWN (she/her/hers) is a performer and writer based in Chicago. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Brittani moved to Chicago after earning her BA in Theatre from Miami University. Some of her recent credits include Poison (The Plagiarists), The Suffrage Plays (Artemisia Theatre), and The Ridiculous Darkness (Sideshow Theatre Company). She has also performed with Black Lives Black Words International Project, Hell in a Handbag Productions, the Annoyance, and iO, among others. You can catch her improvising at multiple comedy spaces in Chicago. Brittani is a 2021 NBC Universal/Second City Bob Curry Fellow.

JEFF GRIGGS (Director) is the author of the book Guru; My Days with Del Close and a Director/Performer/Teacher at Second City.  He’s a faculty member of the Second City Film School and is a professor at Depaul University and Columbia College. He has performed improv and sketch at theaters around the world and is a current director for the Second City National Touring Company.

 

DAVID YONTZ (Music Director) has been slinging musical goofs in Chicago since 2010, both as a solo act and as music director for countless sketch and improv shows at such venues as The Second City, iO Chicago, Comedy Sportz, and The Annoyance. His accolades include winning the Deli Magazine Chicago Artist of the Month poll in October 2013 and receiving an artist grant from The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in 2015 and 2019. He wants everybody to know that he feels fortunate to be turning his dreams into his profession, and needs $2.25 to take the bus home after the show. You can check out his music (comedy and otherwise) and videos at http://www.davidyontzmusic.com.

KATHRIN SPARGER (Stage Manager, she/her) is a classic millennial multi-hyphenate as a Production Coordinator-Touring Company Stage Manager-Virtual Stage Manager-Studio Stage Manager at The Second City. She started as a Touring Company Intern in 2019 after moving to Chicago just a few months before from Oklahoma, where she’s from and also attended Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with dual degrees in Marketing and Management. She can be found running between stages assisting in any capacity and very much enjoys being the “utility player” of the comedic theatre world