The Second City improvisational comedy club is named after the city of its origin: Chicago (second, that is, by comparison with New York). That said, the entertainers that Second City has trained and unleashed unto the world have been second to none as a driving force in the world of comedy. The comedy club’s touring group is making a stop at Musco to entertain guests and offer a Master Class. The show, itself, is a greatest hits program which incorporates some of the best sketches from the organization’s history, re-booted and re-imagined for fresh, new audiences. If you’ve never seen a Second City performance, any chance to do so is highly recommended.
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The classic Second City comedy sketches and original songs that launched generations of comedy legends have been re-booted and re-imagined for the company’s current cast of future superstars in The Second City Tour: Greatest Hits (Vol. 59). The tour comes to Musco Center for the Arts for one night only, Wednesday, October 16, at 7:30pm.
For 60 years, Chicago’s Second City has been the launch pad for leading comic actors of the club circuit as well as television and film. From Alan Arkin and Joan Rivers to Gilda Radner and Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, scores of brilliant comic talents have become household names on “SCTV,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Daily Show” and countless sitcoms. Now, all the excitement of live, improvisational comedy comes to Musco Center in the best sketch comedy and song parodies ever created by the famous club’s celebrated members. It’s all been packed into a fast-paced two-hour evening of fun culled from six decades and thousands of shows.
Tickets for “The Second City Tour: Greatest Hits (Vol. 59)” at Musco Center range from $25 to $48 and are available online at www.muscocenter.org or by calling Musco Center at 844-626-8726 (844-OC-MUSCO). The show does contain adult themes, which may be inappropriate for younger audiences.