The Second City That Never Sleeps Announces Musical and Special Guest Schedule for 24-Hour Benefit Event

The Second City That Never Sleeps Announces Musical and Special Guest Schedule for 24-Hour Benefit Event

The Second City has announced the Musical and Special Guest line-up for this year's "The Second City That Never Sleeps: Letters to Santa," a 24-hour benefit marathon of improvisational and music fun on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 6:00pm in The Second City e.t.c. Theatre (1608 N. Wells, 2nd Floor of Piper's Alley) through Wednesday, December 19 at 6:00pm. Proceeds benefit families from Chicago's Onward Neighborhood House.

The current schedule is as follows:

6:00pm Event Kickoff with guest improviser Olivia Wilde
7:00pm Skyping from Dublin with Glen Hansard
9:00pm JEFF TWEEDY performance and auction
11:00pm guest improviser Fred Schneider
12:00am KIM DEAL performance
1:30am guest comedian Fred Armisen
2:30am JC Brooks & THE UPTOWN SOUND performance with Fred Armisen
5:00am TBA
7:00am BONNIE PRINCE BILLY performance
10:00am STEVE ALBINI interviews NATE SILVER
12:00pm JENNY GILLESPIE performance
2:00pm ROBBIE FULKS performance
4:30pm THE BLISTERS performance

The current line-up of improvisers includes:

Ryan Archibald
Fred Armisen
Aidy Bryant
Emily Candini
Dina Facklis
Sue Gillan
Scott Goldstein
Beau Golwitzer
Shelly Gossman
Paul Grondy
TJ Jagodowski
Brendan Jennings
Michael Kosinski
Michael Patrick O'Brien
Sam Richardson
Tim Robinson
Rebecca Sohn
Rich Sohn
Jason Sudeikis

This year's auction items include:

Jeff Tweedy Private Performance - A private living room concert. You pick 30 songs for Jeff Tweedy to play in your living room for you and 29 friends.

Tickets to Saturday Night Live - Be a guest of SNL Cast Member Aidy Bryant and receive two tickets to watch a live taping of Saturday Night Live.

More musical acts to be announced soon! Performance schedule is subject to change. Free live streaming and the ability to donate will be available at and This event is open to all ages. Chicago Liquor laws and curfew laws apply.

Tickets are $20.00 each and will be available at the door beginning at 5:00pm on Tuesday, December 18 and throughout the event as long as seats are available. For more information contact The Second City Box Office at 312-337-3992 or visit The Second City That Never Sleeps Facebook Event Page.

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