Monday, November 30, 2009

Second City Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

In honor of The Second City's 50th Anniversary, The Second City was featured on CBS Sunday Morning with photos, clips and interviews with Andrew Alexander, Harold Ramis, Andrea Martin, Martin Short and Kelly Leonard. To check out the feature, visit

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jack McBrayer Second City 50th shout out on Conan.

Conan O'Brien did a terrific interview with Jack McBrayer last night on "The Tonight Show" on NBC. Check out the mention of Jack's appearance at Second City's 50th Anniversary on Saturday December 12.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Alum Steven Kampmann Wins Jury Award for Best Director

Congratulations to Second City alum Steven Kampmann! He has won the Jury Award for Best Director at this year's Big Easy International Film Festival for his film BuzzKill, which also won the Jury Award for Best comedy Feature. For a complete list of winners, visit

Check out Joe Flaherty's Interview with Vanity Fair's Frank DiGiacomo

For the December issue of Vanity Fair, Frank DiGiacomo sat down with Second City and SCTV alum Joe Flaherty. Joe Flaherty will return to Chicago for "The SCTV Cast Reunion" show on Friday, December 11th, kicking off The Second City's 50th Anniversary Weekend. Check out the full interview at

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Second City announces its new Mainstage show: TAMING OF THE FLU. Opening 12/6/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2009 Chicago, IL ----- The Second City celebrates its 50th Anniversary of Mainstage performances and is proud to present its 97th Mainstage Revue, Taming of the Flu. Taming of the Flu opens on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 7:00pm at The Second City Mainstage Theatre (1616 N. Wells Street in Chicago).

While hope and change won't stop you from getting sick, they may help you pay the hospital bills. And if you believe that, we have a great policy to sell you. We're sick of the flu, sick of the health care system, and sick of the cameras catching us running the red lights. Although technology & Twitter have supposedly made us a smaller world, people have never felt farther apart. Taming of the Flu connects with everyone: put-upon Chicago cabbies, Canadian expatriates and even a visit with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni.

Directed by Mick Napier, the cast of Taming of the Flu includes Lauren Ash, Shelly Gossman, Anthony LeBlanc, Brad Morris, Andy St. Clair and Emily Wilson. Ruby Streak is Musical Director and Craig Taylor is Stage Manager. Set Designers are Kevin Depinet & Amy Jackson and Stylist is Logan Vaughn.

The producing team includes CEO and Executive Producer for The Second City Andrew Alexander; Executive Vice President of The Second City Kelly Leonard; Co-Producers Robin Hammond and Alison Riley; and Production Coordinator Monica Wilson.

Tickets are available by phone at 312-337-3992 or on-line at

The show schedule and ticket prices are as follows:

Tuesday8 pm$20.00
Wednesday8 pm$20.00
Thursday8 pm$20.00
Friday and Saturday8 pm & 11 pm$25.00
Sunday 7 pm $20.00