Second City to Bring HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER! Tour to Liberty Theatre, 1/9-10
Back by popular demand (because they always sell out!), Chicago's legendary comedy troupe - The Second City - returns to the Liberty Theatre in Hailey with their Happily Ever Laughter! Tour on Thursday, January 9th and Friday, January 10th at 7pm.
2014 marks the 11th consecutive year that this world-renowned comedy troupe has come to the Wood River Valley. As always, The Second City on Tour features the next generation of comic greats performing a diverse array of sketches and songs, as well as off-the-cuff improvisation that can provide completely unexpected comic brilliance. From the battle of the sexes to the battles at the voting booth, The Second City provides a hilarious and insightful look into contemporary American culture.
It all started in a converted Chinese laundry on Chicago's north side in 1959. No one could have known that by the next century, The Second City would have established itself as the premier comedy institution in the world. With theatres in Chicago, Toronto, Detroit, and Las Vegas; training centers in each of those cities as well as Los Angeles; a corporate division that offers creative services to the business world; a TV and film division; and touring troupes that bring its unique brand of improv-based sketch comedy all over the world, The Second City has become, in the words of The New York Times, "A Comedy Empire."
The touring troupes at The Second City have been the springboard for generations of the comedy world's best and brightest. Its alumni list includes: Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Martin Short, George Wendt, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Chris Farley, Ryan Stiles, Mike Myers, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, and more.
In addition to stellar talent, The Second City's other chief export is comedy that is both hilarious and thought provoking; smart and silly; sophisticated and wild. The concept is simple: six actors augmented by a musical accompanist and a sound and lighting director perform a two-act revue featuring sketch comedy, songs, and improvisation. Drawing from the vast archives of material that The Second City has created over 40 plus years, The Second City's touring companies are also creating on-the-spot, topical comedy that changes with every performance.
No topic or subject matter is off-limits for The Second City. If your parents asked you not to speak about it at the dinner table, chances are, it will be made fun of in an evening with The Second City. www.secondcity.com
Tickets are $35 lower reserved seating and $25 balcony reserved seating and are on sale now. Tickets are available at Company of Fools' box office, located at the Liberty Theatre, 110 North Main Street in Hailey with hours from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. You may also order tickets online at companyoffools.org or charge your tickets by phone during box office hours at 208-578-9122.