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.