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  • Dec 20 2012

    Merry Christmas from "BuzzKill"

    Here's a little holiday goody from the movie BuzzKill. Artist Hans Inglish created a remix and music video for the film's original song, "Black Santa." Check it out below and find out how you can see BuzzKill here.



    Director: Dennis Latos
    Editor: Dennis Latos
    DP: Dennis Latos
    Starring: Hans Inglish
    Producers: Thoma Kikis & Dennis Latos

    BuzzKill the Movie

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  • Dec 19 2012

    Team StarKid's "Airport for Birds" Tickets Now on Sale

    Tickets are now on sale for the new show from Team StarKid, presented by The Second City. Please note: We're experiencing high call volume, so we recommend buying online to avoid the wait. Check out their video below and get tickets here.

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  • Dec 18 2012

    The Second City That Never Sleeps: Letters to Santa Starts Tonight

    We're gearing up for an all-nighter. "The Second City That Never Sleeps: Letters to Santa" starts tonight (Tues, Dec 18) in The Second City e.t.c. Theater (1608 N. Wells St, 2nd Floor of Piper's Alley) at 6:00p and ends tomorrow night (Wed, Dec. 19) at 6:00p to raise money for Onward Neighborhood House supporting Chicago-area families in need.

    Tickets are $20.00 and available at the door. If you're out of town, but would still like to watch the event and donate to the cause, we will stream the event for free at GIGITY.TV as well as LETTERSTOSANTACHICAGO.COM.

    Listed below is the latest schedule of Special Guests and Improvisers:

    SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL GUESTS
    6:00PM guest improvisers OLIVIA WILDE & AIDY BRYANT
    6:30PM Skyping from Dublin GLEN HANSARD
    9:00PM JEFF TWEEDY
    10:00PM JEFF TWEEDY LIVING ROOM CONCERT AUCTION
    11:00PM guest improviser FRED SCHNEIDER
    12:00AM KIM DEAL
    12:00AM Cecily Strong joins the cast until 3:00AM
    1:30AM guest comedian FRED ARMISEN
    2:30AM JC BROOKS & THE UPTOWN SOUND with FRED ARMISEN
    4:30AM MIKE KOSINSKI
    5:00AM TBA
    7:00AM BONNIE PRINCE BILLY
    10:00AM STEVE ALBINI interviews NATE SILVER
    12:00PM JENNY GILLESPIE
    2:00PM ROBBIE FULKS
    4:30PM THE BLISTERS

    FEATURED IMPROVISERS
    RYAN ARCHIBALD
    EMILY CANDINI
    DINA FACKLIS
    SUE GILLAN
    SCOTT GOLDSTEIN
    BEAU GOLWITZER
    SHELLY GOSSMAN (SULLIVAN & SON/ EX-SNL WRITER)
    PAUL GRONDY
    MIKE KOSINISKI
    TJ JAGODOWSKI
    BRENDAN JENNINGS
    MICHAEL PATRICK O'BRIEN (7 MINUTES OF HEAVEN/ SNL WRITER)
    SAM RICHARDSON
    TIM ROBINSON (SNL)
    REBECCA SOHN
    RICH SOHN
    FRED ARMISEN (SNL)
    SUDEIKIS & WILDE featuring JASON SUDEIKIS & OLIVIA WILDE

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  • Dec 17 2012

    Happy 53rd Anniversary!

    Happy 53rd Anniversary!

    On December 16, we celebrated our 53rd Anniversary! To all the actors, writers, directors, musicians, stage managers, artists, producers, staff and audiences that have contributed to this wonderful community through the years, we say thank you.

    Happy Anniversary

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  • Dec 14 2012

    Second City and UP Comedy Club Host New Team StarKid Sketch Show, "Airport for Birds"

    Team StarKid, creators of "A Very Potter Musical," "A Very Potter Sequel," and "Holy Musical, B@man" will be debuting a brand new sketch show, "Airport for Birds" at UP Comedy Club starting January 27th, 2013. Here's a preview of what's in the works for the new show. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 19.

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  • Dec 14 2012

    STRIKE = Day of Laughter for Students!

    In light of the anticipated closure of Toronto-area schools on Tuesday December 18, The Second City will open the doors of its Training Centre (70 Peter St., Toronto) for a one-day Youth Improv Camp for students in Grades 1 - 8.

    The Improv Camp will begin at 9am (drop off begins at 8:30am) and wrap up at 5pm. It will be a fun-filled day in which students will learn and participate in improv games led by experienced instructors, and enjoy a performance by Second City's Education troupe. No prior experience in improv is needed.

    The Second City Training Centre offers Youth & Education programmes throughout the year. The Second City's Education Program holds performances and workshops for thousands of Ontario students each year. Our award winning curriculum-based workshops receive raves from students as well as teachers and principals. The Second City's Youth & Teen Camps explore the fundamentals of improvisation comedy, and help children access creativity, boost self-confidence, and develop spontaneity and playfulness.

    One-Day Improv Camp: Tuesday December 18th, 9am - 5pm
    Cost: $20 + tax per student.
    Advance registration is required.
    Parents can register at www.secondcitytrainingcentre.com or by calling 416-340-7270
    Note: Participating students are required to bring their own lunches.

    For media inquires, please contact Richard Gasee at rgasee@secondcity.com

    Parents can register online or call 416-340-7270

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  • Dec 13 2012

    Second City Alums and Touring Company Members Nominated for Golden Globe and SAG Awards

    Congratulations to all the Second City Alums, Touring Company members and former students who earned Golden Globe and SAG Award Nominations!. Here's the list

    Golden Globes:
    Bill Murray - Actor in a Leading Role - Film
    Alan Arkin - Actor in a Supporting Role - Film
    Tina Fey - Actress in a Leading Role - TV
    Amy Poehler - Actress in a Leading Role - TV
    Julia Louis Dreyfus - Actress in a Leading Role - TV
    Eric Stonestreet - Actor in a Supporting Role - TV
    See full Golden Globe Nominee list

    SAG Awards:
    Alan Arkin - Ensemble & Actor in a Supporting Role - Film
    Tina Fey - Ensemble & Actress in a Leading Role - TV
    Amy Poehler - Actress in a Leading Role - TV
    See full SAG Award Nominees list

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  • Dec 7 2012

    Second City Communications branded content work featured Globe & Mail

    From mattresses to SUVs, see how Second City's corporate division builds brand awareness & online presence for their clients. Globe & Mail released a feature piece on our work; check it out here.

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  • Dec 7 2012

    Congratulations to Writers Guild Award Nominees!

    Congratulations to all of our resident and touring company alumni nominated for Writers Guild Award this year! Nominees include Kay Cannon, Paul Dinello, Rebecca Drysdale, Tina Fey, Shelly Gossman, Peter Gwinn, Keegan Michael Key, Joe Kelly, Mike O'Brien, Amy Poehler, Tom Purcell, Ian Roberts, and Brian Stack. The Writers Guild Awards are scheduled for February 17th with simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. Visit splitsider.com for more info.

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  • Dec 5 2012

    Renee Fleming Talks About Second City Collaboration

    We know what you're thinking - how on Earth did this collaboration between The Second City and Lyric Opera happen? We've got your answers here. Check out Renee Fleming's take on how we started and where we're going.

    Check it out for yourself at "The Second City's Guide to the Opera" on Saturday, January 5. Click here for tickets.

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  • Dec 3 2012

    Student Spotlight: Karen Revekant

    El Love

    Andrew Thorp sits down with Karen Revekant, December's 'Student in the Spotlight'. Karen is a graduate of the Training Center's Improv and Acting programs, a member of the Dream Team Volunteer Organization, a cast member of 'The Mighty Ted' and an all-around cool lady. Listen in to find out which Second City teacher Karen wouldn't mind being stuck on a desert island with, what bugs scare her and who introduced her to Second City classes!

    For More Information on Classes, Visit: http://www.secondcity.com/tc/
    For More Information on The Second CIty Dream Team, Visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Second-City-Dream-Team-Chicago/337941269565316
    For more Information on 'The Mighty Ted', Visit: www.themightyted.com/


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  • Dec 3 2012

    Second City Alum Martin Short Set to Host SNL on Dec. 15

    We're excited to watch Second City alumni Martin Short host the December 15th episode of "Saturday Night Live" with musical guest Paul McCartney. Click here for more information.

    This season's cast features three recent hires from The Second City including Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong. Click here for highlight's from this past season.

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  • Dec 3 2012

    Performer Spotlight with 'El is for Love' Cast Members Sam Roos and Stephanie Weber

    Nancy Fast interviews Sam Roos and Stephanie Weber, cast members of HouseCo's 'El is for Love'. Coincidentally, Stephanie and Sam are both graduates of Columbia's 'Comedy Studies' program, which takes place at The Second City Training Center. Listen to the interview to find out more about their journey and then check them out live on Saturdays at 10:30pm in The Second City’s de Maat Theater.

    To buy tickets, call 312.337.3992 or visit secondcity.com/tc

    El Love








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