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Review: The Second City's 112th Mainstage Revue
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 14, 2024

The Second City’s 112th Mainstage Revue, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETOURS, promises “weird, sexy comedy” in its opening moments. This ensemble definitely hits on the weird and occasionally hits on the funny. I think this revue, while not always consistently funny, gave this ensemble some real moments to shine. And as with past Second City revues I’ve seen, the show’s mix of sketch and improv has lively energy, and the wide variety of sketches presented made me curious to see what comes next.

by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 20, 2022

BACHELOR: THE UNAUTHORIZED PARODY MUSICAL is exceedingly clever, legitimately funny, and far wittier than the ABC series itself. This show earns my rose.

Seth Ennis Releases 'So Much' and 'Just a Little'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2021

Today, Seth Ennis has released a two-pack of songs that features fresh new singles 'Just A Little' and 'So Much,' Ennis wrote 'Just A Little' with Lindsay Rimes and Phil Barton, and the song was produced by Zach Abend and Jordan M. Schmidt, while 'So Much' utilizes pop-inspired harmonies written by Ennis, Brandon Day, and Geoff Warburton.

The Second City Will Present Holiday Movie Parody, Deck the Hallmark: A Greeting Card Channel Original
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2019

Celebrate the holidays at The Second City with a festive, all-new holiday movie parody, Deck the Hallmark: A Greeting Card Channel Original. Under the direction of Annelise Toft, the ensemble members getting you into the spirit this season include Henrik Blix, Jess DeBacco, George Elrod, Bri Fitzpatrick, Rob Grabowski, and Shelby Plummer. Elise Wattman will step behind the keys as music director and Abby Beggs will create the lighting design and stage manage. Deck the Hallmark officially hits the UP Comedy Club stage on November 19, 2019.

Review: JULIA SWEENEY May Be OLDER AND WIDER but She is Still Shrewdly Funny
by Shari Barrett - Feb 6, 2019

Luckily for us, after a 10-year hiatus raising her adopted daughter Mulan ("Yes, that was her given name in China," she shared with embarrassment) with her Eastern European Jewish husband in suburban Chicago, the Irish Catholic comic recently moved back to Los Angeles to resume her career as a writer and performer. While currently filming a recurring role in the upcoming Hulu series Shrill, opposite Aidy Bryant, she decided it was time to get back on the stage and grab the spotlight again now that her daughter has moved out as a college freshman. In her new solo show, JULIA SWEENEY: OLDER & WIDER, she offers hilarious takes on parenting, religion, cancer, feminism and even her iconic SNL characters' place in today's modern landscape. And though she shared this was the first time she performed using a handheld microphone in front of an audience, Sweeney appeared to be totally at ease and enjoying the accolades from her many fans in attendance on opening night.

Second City Partners with Howard Brown, Extends SHE THE PEOPLE Thru Nov 11
by Julie Musbach - Aug 14, 2018

Learn and laugh with the ladies of The Second City and Chicago's premiere women's health organizations at the first-ever Second City Women's Health Fair, hosted by She the People & Women's Health Services at Howard Brown Health. Representatives from groups including Planned Parenthood of IL, Chicago Women's Health Center, Early to Bed, Empowered Therapy and Howard Brown Health will be on hand Thursday, September 6 to empower guests before they take in a performance of Second City's juicy comedy hit The Second City's She the People: Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves, a sketch show created, designed and performed entirely by the women of Second City.

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