The Second City Cast & Crew of Today's Matinee

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

CLAIRE FAVRET writes and performs all around Chicago, but most often at Second City, iO theater, CIC theater, and The Annoyance. She has contributed headlines for Clickhole and co-wrote an episodic comedy podcast/radio play called A Winkle In Time. It’s about the Winklevoss brothers traveling through time to patent inventions and fight their nemesis, Mark Zuckerberg. It’s on iTunes and all the other podcast places!

CHAS LILLY is a Chicago-based writer, performer, and improviser from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He regularly performs with “fair dinkum” at CiC theater and the Chicago improv darlings “Randy.”  He recently produced the album Us Who Know for Chicago folk band The Q’s.

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!

AUDREY SCHIFFHAUER (Understudy) is originally from Buffalo, NY, and has performed improv and sketch comedy in Chicago for seven years, including Second City, iO Theater, The Annoyance and CIC. She is excited to be performing with her friends again after missing comedy so much in the last year, although her cat Lily is not thrilled that she seems to be leaving the house more often.

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.

 

RYAN MIERA (Music Director) has been music directing for almost a decade. He’s played at and for iO, The Annoyance, MCL, Baby Wants Candy, and is the head music director at ComedySportz. His (mostly) one person band Yellow Pills is available to stream on Spotify or to purchase on iTunes or Amazon via Mint 400 Records.

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