The Second City’s Epic, Annual All-Nighter Turns Sweet 16

By The Second City | Nov 9, 2017

‘24 Hour’ Takes Over the e.t.c. November 20th-21st

Returning for its sixteenth year, The Second City’s 24-hour improv and music marathon will be held Monday, November 20th through Tuesday, November 21st in The Second City e.t.c. Theater. The non-stop event, named 24 Hour: It’ll Make You Feel Better, will feature a lineup of Second City’s most lauded alumni, as well as special guests from the worlds of comedy, theater, and music.

Here’s who is scheduled to appear so far, with more names to come!


Master of Ceremonies: TJ Jagodowski

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

Music & Appearances By: Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy; Emmy-winning actor Martha Plimpton, recording engineer Steve Albini; The Breeders, singer-songwriter Shannon Lay; The Blisters; and comedy royalty and host of Couch Candy, Jen Candy.

In addition, a private concert with Jeff Tweedy will be up for live auction during the show. One lucky attendee will win one of the Grammy winner’s legendary private, acoustic living room shows– 30 songs of the winning bidder’s choice, played live for 30 guests.

Other items will be up for aution at, including SNL tickets, an outing with Fred Armisen, a backstage tour and tickets to The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and a record shopping experience with Steve Albini.

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 HERE to donate now!

24 Hour: It’ll Make You Feel Better

Monday, November 20th- Tuesday, November 21st, 5pm (doors open at 4pm) – 5pm

The Second City e.t.c. Theater

Entry is $20 (cash only) as long as seats are available.

For the full schedule and ongoing 24 Hour updates, visit the webpage or like the Facebook page.

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