The Second City's LAUGHING MATTERS Tour Returns to La Jolla Playhouse, 3/20-23

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La Jolla Playhouse will bring back the hilarious The Second City for a return engagement March 20 - 23, 2013 in The Playhouse's specially-designed cabaret-style performance space in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Created by The Playhouse's scene shop artisans for the theatre's 2011, 2012 and 2013 Galas, this unique cabaret-style venue features a 1920s "supper club" atmosphere, with multi-level platforms and custom banquettes. Performances will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm.

Legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City, returns with their Laughing Matters tour, featuring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from the company's 53-year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a National Treasure, having launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. Now comes the next generation of the comedy world's best and brightest, delivering an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and The Second City's trademark improvisation. The Second City celebrates more than 50 years of cutting edge satiric revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends. Whether it's ripped from the morning headlines or a classic gem from their archives, The Second City is always a laugh out loud hit. Visit

"Last year, The Playhouse introduced San Diego audiences to Second City's signature blend of sketch comedy and improv," said Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. "As soon as their last performance ended, we started planning their next visit. Fortunately, there seems to be no shortage of things to make fun of in the last year."

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