UP Comedy Club to Stage New Holiday Revue THE SECOND CITY'S HOLIDAZED AND CONFUSED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Already wondering how to entertain your visiting relatives this holiday season? UP Comedy Club has you covered with its new holiday revue, The Second City's Holidazed and Confused. This hilarious show pulls a festive mix of material From the Second City archives and is the perfect way to celebrate winter in Chicago. The Second City's Holidazed and Confused runs November 16 - December 28, 2014 at the UP Comedy Club, located at 230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley, Chicago. (more...)

Stir Friday Night 20th Anniversary Revue to Run 10/10-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

 The 20-year old Chicago comedy troupe, Stir Friday Night, brings their 20th sketch revue thru time!  On a day to get stress free at the Korean Spa, the Asian-American comedy crew discovers a time machine, instead of more bubbles in the hot tub.  Once their time traveling ensues, the hilarity follows, with scenes like Confucius writing for Buzzfeed, Jeremy Lin dreaming of the first Asian-American NBA player, and a future where robots run off of shame; this Stir Friday Night crew finds the funny! (more...)

Second City Invites You to Play with Them in Boulder
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On February 8th, 2017, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to the Boulder Theater with "We're All In This Room Together." (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 26, 2015
by - Sep 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jane Lynch Reschedules Upcoming Chicago Performance Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Lyric Opera will present acclaimed actress, comedian and singer Jane Lynch in her critically-praised cabaret show See Jane Sing during the 2015/16 season. Lynch is known to audiences around the world for her Emmy and Golden Globe winning role as Sue Sylvester on Glee and recently made her Broadway debut in the revival of Annie. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City Announce Cast for LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City are thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for their upcoming collaboration.  (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present THE BEST OF THE SECOND CITY, 1/31/2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Best of The Second City, will play at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Terry Theater on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00PM for one performance only, featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations From the Second City's 55-year history. Tickets are on sale now through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. (more...)

Stir Friday Night 20th Anniversary Revue Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

 The 20-year old Chicago comedy troupe, Stir Friday Night, brings their 20th sketch revue thru time!  On a day to get stress free at the Korean Spa, the Asian-American comedy crew discovers a time machine, instead of more bubbles in the hot tub.  Once their time traveling ensues, the hilarity follows, with scenes like Confucius writing for Buzzfeed, Jeremy Lin dreaming of the first Asian-American NBA player, and a future where robots run off of shame; this Stir Friday Night crew finds the funny! (more...)

Stir Friday Night 20th Anniversary Revue to Run 10/10-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

 The 20-year old Chicago comedy troupe, Stir Friday Night, brings their 20th sketch revue thru time!  On a day to get stress free at the Korean Spa, the Asian-American comedy crew discovers a time machine, instead of more bubbles in the hot tub.  Once their time traveling ensues, the hilarity follows, with scenes like Confucius writing for Buzzfeed, Jeremy Lin dreaming of the first Asian-American NBA player, and a future where robots run off of shame; this Stir Friday Night crew finds the funny! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert & Diamond Ball Raises $3.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and future Saturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at the Civic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm – sixty years to the day after the company officially launched its very first season. (more...)

The Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert Raises $3,200,000
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and futureSaturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at theCivic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm – sixty years to the day after the company officially launched its very first season. (more...)

Teen Improv Drop-In & Comedy Camps Set for The Second City Training Centre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

The Second City Training Centre Toronto is proud to introduce a new weekly Improv Drop-In for Teens, Comedy Camps for Grades 2 - 12, plus weekly shows at The John Candy Box Theatre on the third floor of 99 Blue Jays Way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Lyric Opera of Chicago's Diamond Ball & Concert with Jane Lynch, Jenn Gambatese & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrated its glorious history and future Saturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at the Civic Opera House beginning at 6:30pm - sixty years to the day after the company officially launched its very first season. (more...)

Second City's Neighborhood Walking Tours Kicks Off 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The Second City kicks off another glorious summer with the return of "The Second City's Neighborhood Tour" beginning Sunday, May 25th, 2014 through Wednesday, October 29th, 2014. Tours begin at 10:30am on Sunday and at 4:00pm on Wednesday. (more...)

The Second City Neighborhood Tour Returning to Old Town This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The Second City kicks off another glorious summer with the return of 'The Second City's Neighborhood Tour' beginning Sunday, May 24, 2015 through Sunday, October 11, 2015. Tours begin at 10:00am on Sunday and at 4:00pm on Wednesday. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

Hollywould Productions at the Toronto Fringe Festival Presents GETTING ODD
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

What would it take for you to crack? Having run away from her public shaming three years ago Poppy (Holly Wyder) receives an unexpected visitor, a woman named Amy (Allison Harris), who just might have some unfinished business of her own. With only a rat named Mr. Bohemia to keep them company the two women are trapped in an abandoned cabin in the woods by an impending thunderstorm. Throughout this fast paced physical piece we find the real storm is happening underneath the roof. (more...)

2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Today, the organizers of TEDxBroadway released videos of the talks and performances from the fifth annual event held February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

The Second City and Thruline/Tagline Pictures Announce Partnership
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2014

Management & production company Thruline Entertainment/Tagline Pictures has formed a strategic alliance with The Second City, the Chicago-based empire whose list of alumni reads like a Who's Who of Comedy. As part of the partnership, The Second City intends to develop original content in collaboration with Tagline (Psych, The Burn with Jeff Ross, Saint Francis). (more...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and From the Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)

THE BEST OF SECOND CITY Coming to Jim Rouse Theatre, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

On Saturday, June 27, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia, Maryland at 8:00 pm with 'The Best of The Second City.' (more...)

Rachel Dratch, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi & More Set for The Second City's All-Star Comedy Benefit, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Second City is excited to host alumni and friends including Aidy Bryant, Rachel Dratch, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, George Wendt, Fred Willard, Steven Yeun and more at The Second City All-Star Comedy Benefit, a special one night fundraising event benefiting Gilda's Club Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at The Second City Mainstage Theater (1616 N. Wells St). Performances will be at 7:00p and 10:00p. Tickets go on sale at www.SecondCity.com on Tuesday, May 27 at 10:00am. (more...)

BWW Review: New SECOND CITY Show is a Comedic Celebration of Toronto
by Jason Carlos - Mar 24, 2016

The Second City unveiled its latest collection of sketch comedy in its Spring Mainstage revue, THE HOTLINE ALWAYS BLINGS TWICE. Directed by Chris Earle, the show is a tribute to Toronto; with six hilarious comedians playing tribute to The 6ix in sketches based on current issues and events facing (more...)

NBCUniversal, Second City Showcase New Talent with BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley) today, June 5, and tomorrow, June 6. (more...)

Free Workshops and Shows Set for June 20 at The Second City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Second City Hollywood is having an open house on June 20th! (more...)

The Second City's AMERICAN MIXTAPE Comes to Garner Galleria Theatre Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The Second City's AMERICAN MIXTAPE plays The Garner Galleria Theatre June 4 through 29. Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org. (more...)

THE BEST OF SECOND CITY Comes to Jim Rouse Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Tonight, June 27, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia, Maryland at 8:00 pm with 'The Best of The Second City.' (more...)

UP Comedy Club Presents THE SECOND CITY'S SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER: NOW IN 4-D!, Runs Through 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

UP Comedy Club presents the most hilarious way to beat the heat this summer with The Second City's Summer Blockbuster: Now in 4-D! This new show combines classic material From the Second City archives to celebrate the best of what the Windy City has to offer in the summer. The Second City's Summer Blockbuster: Now in 4-D! runs through August 31, 2014 at UP Comedy Club, located at 230 W North Ave, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley, Chicago. (more...)

Free Workshops and Shows Set for Today at The Second City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

The Second City Hollywood is having an open house on June 20th! (more...)

The Second City Adds New Names To All-Star Comedy Benefit, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Second City is excited to announce more alumni and friends to The Second City All-Star Comedy Benefit line-up including Scott Adsit, Neil Flynn, Mike Hagerty, T.J. Jagodowski, David Koechner, Susan Messing, Katie Rich and Allison Tolman. They will be joining Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer, Tim Meadows, George Wendt, Fred Willard and Steven Yeun. The Second City All-Star Comedy Benefit is a special one night fundraising event benefiting Gilda's Club Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at The Second City Mainstage Theater (1616 N. Wells St). Performances will be at 7:00p and 10:00p. Tickets are on sale now at www.SecondCity.com. (more...)

The Second City Opens HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER Tonight, 6/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

From Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theatre The Second City comes the smart, cutting edge revue,Happily Ever Laughter, presented at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, today, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Drawing on classic material From the Second City archives and scenes pulled from the morning headlines,Happily Ever Laughter features some of the best sketches, songs and improvisation From the Second City's 53-year history. The Second City continues to deliver hilarious, satirical revues as the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart Brings More Shows To Troops Overseas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Inspired by Bob Hope's legacy, award-winning comedian Don Barnhart will once again head overseas bringing laughter to the men and women serving in the Armed Forces. (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Honored as 'Star Of The Decade' at 1970 Tony Awards
by Michael Dale - Jun 1, 2016

This year Barbra Streisand will appear on the Tony Award telecast for the first time since winning a special honor. (more...)

Jane Lynch to Bring Solo Show to Lyric Opera of Chicago in December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago will showcase acclaimed actress, singer, and comedian Jane Lynch in "See Jane Sing," her hilarious cabaret show, on Thursday, December, 17 and Friday, December 18 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Sets LookOut Series Fall 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the fall lineup for LookOut, the company's multi-genre performance series that launched this summer. (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart Makes New Sitcom CLASS CLOWNS a Reality
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Class Clowns follows the misadventures of fictional comedian and former sitcom star Johnny B who starred in his own "Full House" pulls a "Kramer" takes a "Chappell" and comes back to star in his own "Seinfeld" type of web series/reality show. The show is created by Barnhart and co-written by Don and comedian Keith Lyle from The Hangover. The show stars the duo along with actress, model and comedian Linda Vu.  The show also features Vegas based comedians Derek Richards from The Irish Comedy Tour and Brent Mukai. (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart Begins Production on Vegas-Based Sitcom CLASS CLOWNS
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Class Clowns is the new sitcom from comedian Don Barnhart currently shooting in and around Las Vegas. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Second City's LET THEM EAT CHAOS at Woolly Mammoth
by Heather Nadolny - Jul 13, 2015

Fans of improv, comedy and making fun of all the ridiculousness that is Washington, DC, rejoice. Second City is back in town, and their show is not to be missed. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago & The Second City to Partner for LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER! This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City have announced an all new collaboration with the fall premiere of Longer! Louder! Wagner!, an all new and hilarious comedy inspired by Ring composer Richard Wagner. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series Presents THE BEST OF THE SECOND CITY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Best of The Second City, will play at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Terry Theater tonight, January 31, 2015 at 8:00PM for one performance only, featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations From the Second City's 55-year history. Tickets are on sale now through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. (more...)

Alan Arkin, Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried Join All-Star Cast for LET IT SNOW Movie
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Variety writes that CBS Films' holiday comedy LET IT SNOW has welcomed Alan Arkin, Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried to its cast. (more...)

The Second City Releases 'YES, AND'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Second City and HarperCollins are excited to announce the release of ?YES, AND: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration (HarperBusiness; February 3, 2015) co-written by veteran Second City executives Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton. (more...)

Deaf West's DJ Kurs, The Second City's Kelly Leonard & More Join TEDxBroadway Speakers Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Today, the organizers of the fifth annual TEDxBroadway announced additional speakers for the event being held on Monday, February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

Alex Dinelaris, Charlie Rosen & More Round Out TEDxBroadway Speakers Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Today, the organizers of the fifth annual TEDxBroadway announced the final line up of speakers and performers who will be taking the stage on Monday, February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

NBCUniversal & Inclusion Partner with Chicago's Comic Troupe SECOND CITY
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

NBCUniversal Talent Development & Inclusion has partnered with The Second City to invest in a series of programs to broaden our pool of comedic voices. (more...)

NBCUniversal, Second City to Showcase New Talent with BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley) on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

The Second City Presents HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER, 6/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

From Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theatre The Second City comes the smart, cutting edge revue,Happily Ever Laughter, presented at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Drawing on classic material From the Second City archives and scenes pulled from the morning headlines,Happily Ever Laughter features some of the best sketches, songs and improvisation From the Second City's 53-year history. The Second City continues to deliver hilarious, satirical revues as the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. (more...)

Second City to Present HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER at Theatre at the Center, 6/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

From Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theatre The Second City comes the smart, cutting edge revue, Happily Ever Laughter, presented at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Drawing on classic material From the Second City archives and scenes pulled from the morning headlines, Happily Ever Laughter features some of the best sketches, songs and improvisation From the Second City's 53-year history. The Second City continues to deliver hilarious, satirical revues as the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. (more...)

UCI's Improv Revolution to Host Coup De Comedy 2015, Honoring Keegan-Michael Key
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

UCI's Improv Revolution (iRev) will present The Coup de Comedy Festival 2015. iRev is an improvisational ensemble composed of undergraduate students from UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA). This epic 4-day festival brings the best shows, panels and workshops to the UC Irvine campus and community for FREE. This year's festival will be May 6-9, 2015 in the Little Theatre, Nixon Theatre, Winifred Smith Hall, Claire Trevor Theatre, and other workshop spaces at CTSA. (more...)

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