Second City Alumni News: May 2019

By The Second City | May 15, 2019

Here’s just SOME of what alumni of The Second City are up to this month:

Former Touring Company member Amy Poehler made her directorial debut in Netflix’s Wine Country, a film co-written by Liz Cackowski and Emily Spivey. Poehler stars in the wine-soaked comedy along with Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Ana Gasteryer, Spivey, and–of course–Tina Fey.

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Chicago Mainstage alum Tim Robinson co-created and stars in I Think You Should Leave, “the first great sketch show released by Netflix,” according to the New York Times. The six-episode show’s “wonderful weirdness has escapist pleasures you don’t see coming.

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e.t.c. alumna Christina Anthony is set to be part of ABC’s fall sitcom mixed-ish, a black-ish prequel that focuses on the younger years of Tracee Ellis Ross’s character.

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This August, Tim Baltz co-stars in the upcoming HBO comedy from Danny McBride. The Righteous Gemstones “centers around a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work — all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

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Current She the People cast member and Toronto alumna Paloma Nuñez talks comedy and motherhood in Moms in T.O.

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Watch Jamison Webb make Flo’s life miserable in the newest Progressive ad. #topothebundletoya

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Ashley Nicole Black and Chelsea Devantez cohost Noisemakers, from Spotify Studios created in partnership with TIME’S UP. The podcast “brings together women from all walks of life and across social, cultural, and economic divides to examine the impact of harassment, gender inequality, and pay inequity in the workplace for women.” Devantez is also currently writing for ABC’s Bless this Mess.

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Brad Morris penned the script for the upcoming film Unplugging with Matt Walsh. The two will also co-produce the film, which Walsh stars in with Isla Fisher as “a couple who try to recapture their romance by taking a vacation in a rural town.”

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Schitt’s Creek (which you know–unless you’ve been hiding out at a fancy spa in Elmdale–stars Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, John Hemphill, and Robin Duke) is nominated for “Best Show” in the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Vote now!

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