The Second City to Open New 'e.t.c. Revue' This January

The Second City has announced the opening of its 41st e.t.c. Revue, Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno. A Grand Opening is scheduled for Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m.

The Second City e.t.c.'s 41st revue, Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno, reminds us that as divided as the nation may be, there is still hilarity in our humanity. This exciting new cast illustrates that there is still plenty to laugh at in ourselves and though they may be slightly shattered, America still has two legs to stand on. Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno proves that as long as we're still willing to listen to each other, laughter is our international language.

Directed by Ryan Bernier, who has been previously Jeff Award-nominated for his directorial work on both the Second City Mainstage and e.t.c., Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno is written and performed by veteran cast members Katie Klein and Julie Marchiano, with new cast members Sayjal Joshi, Andrew Knox, Alan Linic, Jasbir Singh Vazquez and Tien Tran. Laura Hum returns as Stage Manager, and Jacob Shuda as Musical Director and Composer. The producing team for Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno includes Andrew Alexander (CEO & Executive Producer), StEve Johnston (President), D'Arcy Stuart (Chief Operations Officer), Alison Riley (Producer) and Lesley Stone (Associate Producer).

Tickets for Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno start at $19.00 and are available by phone at 312-664-4032 or online at www.SecondCity.com. The show schedule is as follows: Thursday @ 8:00 p.m.; Friday - Saturday @ 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.; and Sunday @ 7:00 p.m.

ABOUT THE CAST AND CREW:

SAYJAL JOSHI (Ensemble) is from North Carolina, where she helped open a really awesome improv Comedy Club called The Idiot Box. She's done comedy for The Kennedy Center, The Goodman, Woolly Mammoth, Cincinnati Playhouse, Zanies, The Kates, The Second City Touring Company, The Annoyance Theater, iO, Laugh Out Loud Theater, and critically acclaimed Asian-American sketch ensemble, Stir-Friday Night! If you want dumb things, follow her @SayjalJoshi.

KATIE KLEIN (Ensemble) from Shaker Heights, Ohio, began performing in DC, with iMusical. She loves to perform and teach improv. She works with Second City Works and iO and performs weekly with her friends in the Late 90's, Virgin Daiquiri, and Superhuman and with her incredible husband Neil in Ed and Kath. She previously wrote, performed and loved the e.t.c show A Red Line Runs Through It and is excited and honored to be a part of this review. She loves her mom and dad!

Andrew Knox (Ensemble), originally from Shelburne, Vermont, Andrew Knox is honored to join the e.t.c. cast. Favorite credits include The Second City Touring Company (MightyMightyBlueCo), The Improvised Shakespeare Company, BLANK! The Musical, Baby Wants Candy, and iO teams Birthday Girl and Dogs. He'd like to thank the many teachers, coaches, and directors he's had over the years; as well as Mom, Dad, Amanda, Tyler, and his incredible wife Catherine for their unending love and support. And also his dog Izzy, who is too young to see the show. @agordonknox

ALAN LINIC (Ensemble) is thrilled to be joining the cast of the 41st revue. Recently, Alan was honored to perform at The Kennedy Center as a part of The Second City and Slate collaboration Unelectable You. He is an alumnus of The Second City Touring Company and can be seen performing at Chicago's UP Comedy Club and the iO Theater. He and his wife, Claire, wrote a workbook for couples called Our Perfect Marriage. Follow the two of them at their joint Twitter @WeFoughtAbout and Alan individually @AlanLinic.

JULIE MARCHIANO (Ensemble) is so happy to be returning to the e.t.c. stage for her second revue! Previous Second City credits include A Red Line Runs Through It, The Second City Touring Company, and Second City Theatricals aboard Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL Dawn, NCL Epic), among others; and her writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Second City Network, Dose.com, OMGFacts, and RedEye Chicago. Love to Mom, Dad, Andrea, Cristina, G&J, and CCP. juliemarchiano.com @juliemarchiano

JASBIR SINGH VAZQUEZ (Ensemble) is an alum of The Second City Touring Company. He is a graduate of the Second City improv, writing, acting, and Conservatory programs. Jasbir has performed with The Second City House Ensemble, the Outreach program, at iO, The Annoyance Theater, and with his award-winning sketch group Warm Milk. You can check out his videos at vimeo.com/jasbir.

TIEN TRAN (Ensemble) is so excited and honored to be a part of the e.t.c. A graduate of Boston College and a proud 2016 Second City Bob Curry Fellow, Tien was previously in The Second City Theatricals' Unelectable You. As a stand-up, she's performed throughout the city and was most recently featured at the 2016 Second City NBCUniversal Break Out Comedy Festival and SCOUT Festival. She would like to thank her friends & family, her comedy family (especially Astronaut Theatre), her Salonathon family, and Erin & Russ for everything. RYAN BERNIER (Director) is excited to work with this amazing cast. Recent directing credits at Second City include Jeff Award-nominated revue Panic on Cloud 9, and A Clown Car Named Desire (Best Revue, Best Director), Jeff Award-winning We're All in this Room Together (Best Revue, Best Director), Second City's America: All Better!! (at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Helen Hayes Award-nominated). He was recently awarded Suffolk University's 10 Under 10 Honor. Ryan directs at the Improv Asylum in Boston and teaches at Columbia College Chicago.

JACOB SHUDA (Musical Direction, Original Music, Sound Design) is a moon worshiper from Wisconsin. He started live scoring improv when he was 16-years-old. Jacob has traveled the world with The Second City Touring Company and scored two revues on the Mainstage. He's ecstatic to be working on his third resident stage revue and owes any remaining sanity to his family, friends, and the PaperGirls. Catch him playing drums in the sludgepop band The John Sinclairs.

LAURA HUM (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be a part of the e.t.c.'s 41st revue. Previous credits on this stage include A Red Line Runs Through It and Soul Brother Where Art Thou?. She's a proud alumna of The Ohio State University and The Second City's Touring Company.

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