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Second City’s 24 Hour 2017: November 20-21, 2017

 Monday, November 20 to Tuesday, November 21 2017

5:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Second City e.t.c. Theater

Second City’s non-stop annual tradition of 24 Hour Improv & Music is back for its 16th year of no sleep and no excuses.


The 2017 Schedule* (*subject to change without notice)

Monday, November 20th

4 PM: Doors Open!

5 PM: Show starts with Master of Ceremonies TJ Jagodowski and the 24 Hour crew: Edgar Blackmon, Emily Candini, Scott Goldstein, Brendan Jennings, Anthony Leblanc, Brett Lyons, Dana Quercioli

5:30 PM: Alumni Improvisers Kevin Dorff, Niccole Thurman, Shantira Jackson, Asher Perlman

5:45 PM: Musical performance by Daniel Kyri

7:00 PM: Special guest Martha Plimpton & Alumni Improvisers Jack McBrayer, Ashley Nicole Black, Katie Rich, Holly Laurent

7:45 PM: Couch Candy with Jen Candy! Special Guest: ‘Hot Doug’ himself, Doug Sohn. Doug will be auctioning off a private summer BBQ at YOUR house. He brings the encased meat and fixings, he grills it up, you become the envy of everyone you know.

8:00 PM: Jeff Tweedy Performs & Live Auction of a PRIVATE JEFF TWEEDY CONCERT in YOUR living room for 30 people

10:00 PM: Alumni Improvisers Mat Walsh, Chris Redd, Claudia Michelle Wallace, Brad Morris 

10:15 PM: Couch Candy with Special Guest TBA

10:30 PM: Car Horns: a musical supergroup featuring Jeff Tweedy, Sammy Tweedy, Steve Albini, Kim Deal, Kelley Deal & Billy Bungeroth

11:30 PM: The Breeders rock the e.t.c.

Tuesday, November 21

12:45 AM: Couch Candy! Jen Candy talks to Katie Rich & Holly Laurent

1:00 AM: Singer-songwriter Shannon Lay 

2:00 AM: The Breeders, round 2

5:00 AM: Gerald Dowd, the hardest working drummer in Chicago

6:00 AM: Sofia Mia Canale & BabyCo

6:45 AM: Couch Candy with Special Guest TBD

8:00 AM: Music by Bobby, Holly & the Rickets

10:00 AM: Music by Friends of the Bog

10:45 AM: Couch Candy! Jen Candy talks to Tim Kazurinsky

12:00 PM: Robbie Fulks performs & Alumni Improvisers Jack McBrayer, Shantira Jackson, Emily Walker, Holly Laurent

1:15 PM: Couch Candy with Special Guest TBD

2:00 PM: Alumni Improviser Niccole Thurman

2:15 PM: ‘Seth Myers’ writers Amber Ruffin, John Lutz & Jenny Hagel Skype in!

3:45 PM: Couch Candy with Special Guest TBD

4:00 PM: The Blisters bring us home

5:00 PM: That’s All, Folks!

Improv By: Ashley Nicole Black, Edgar Blackmon, Emily Candini, Kevin Dorff, Scott Goldstein, Shantira Jackson, TJ Jagodowski, Brendan Jennings, Andrew Knox, Holly Laurent, Anthony LcBlanc, Jack McBrayer, Julie Marchiano, Rachael Mason, Susan Messing, Brad Morris, Asher Perlman, Dana Quercioli, Chris Redd, Katie Rich, Niccole Thurman, Claudia Michelle Wallace, Matt Walsh & more!

Music & Appearances By: Jeff Tweedy, Steve Albini, The Breeders, Jen Candy, Robbie Fulks, Martha Plimpton, Shannon Lay, The Blisters, Daniel Kyri, Sofia Mia Canale, Bobby, Holly & the Rickets…and who knows who else?!

All proceeds support families from Chicago’s Onward Neighborhood House as part of their Letters to Santa program. Second City is proud to have helped raise over $1,000,000 for Onward Neighborhood House, an organization that empowers families and individuals in need to achieve their full potential in a community-based setting. Click the button below to donate!


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The Fine Print: Event Tickets are available solely at the door. We accept cash only for event and raffle tickets. You can purchase a maximum of two (2) tickets per person when doors open. Doors open at 4pm. Show starts at 5pm. Your ticket will allow you access to a seat in the theater as long as seats are available. You may come and go as you please throughout the event (as long as seats are available). Tickets will be available for sale throughout the event (as long as seats are available).