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The Second City and NBCUniversal Announce the First Annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival

By: The Second City | Apr 6, 2015 Comments

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The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6.

The NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival is a new comedy fest spotlighting some of the country’s best emerging talent in sketch, improvisation and stand-up. Hosted by Al Madrigal (NBC’s “About a Boy”) on June 5 and Ron Funches (NBC’s “Undateable”) on June 6, the event will feature performances highlighting emerging comedic talent and an industry panel event.

Featured performers include Joel Boyd, Nigel Downer, Calvin Evans, Martin Morrow, Chucho Perez, Danielle Pinnock, Chris Redd, Jasbir Singh Velasquez, Kevin Vidal and Dominizuelan (Lorena Diaz and Wendy Mateo).

Tickets for the NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival start at $20.00 and are available online at www.UPComedyClub.com or by phone at 312-662-4562. Performances are 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6.

NBCUniversal Talent Development & Inclusion
As part of its continued commitment to increasing inclusivity, NBCUniversal Talent Development & Inclusion hosts a variety of programs and events and partners with other entertainment entities to develop, nurture, showcase and provide networking opportunities for emerging actors, writers, directors and other artists in order to broaden our pool of talent. The programs include Late Night Writers Workshop, NBCUniversal Short Film Festival, the Directing Fellowship Program, Writers on the Verge, StandUp NBC, Scene Showcase, the Casting Apprentice Program and the Diverse Staff Writer Initiative, among others. For more information, please log onto www.nbcunitips.com.

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