Monday, September 30, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Lauren Ash is an alumnus of the Second City Toronto and Chicago Mainstage as well as a Second City Training Centre Conservatory Graduate.
Watch the premiere on ABC Wednesday October 2nd at 9:30pm!
Check out the "Super Fun Night" trailer.
Monday, September 23, 2013
The 65th Annual Emmy’s were held last night on CBS. Click here for a complete list of winners.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
If you'd like to help Judy and her family while she's in treatment, there's a fundraiser, this Saturday, September 21st and there is also the opportunity to get involved with Team Judy in Chicago through Helping Hands.
We will be sending out weekly emails with updates regarding Helping Hands and the upcoming fundraiser. If you would like to be included on this email, please email Hope Hudson at email@example.com.
Producing 101" is being taught by Angie McMahon and shows students what steps they need to take in order to bring a show idea from start to stage, financially, creatively and more. Paul Biasco has taken an extra interest in Angie's class and did a full write-up of it for DNAinfo Chicago.
If you're interested in taking Angie's Producing 101 or her new Producing 102, let us know by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 312.664.3959.
Monday, September 16, 2013
"We are always thrilled with the success of our alumni and we wish them all the best this season on SNL," stated Andrew Alexander, CEO & Executive Producer of The Second City, Inc.
Mike O’Brien graduated from The Second City Training Center Conservatory Program. He worked with The Second City Touring Company as a performer and director. In December 2008, he opened America: All Better! at The Second City’s legendary Mainstage Theater in Chicago. The following summer, he was hired from The Second City stage to join the writing staff of Saturday Night Live.
After studying at The Second City Training Center in the Conservatory Program, Cecily Strong performed with Second City Theatricals and was a member of The Second City Touring Company when she was hired last season to Saturday Night Live.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Congratulations and best of luck Mike!
"The Runt is a single camera comedy about a group of five adult siblings from the point of view of The Runt. Always the scrawniest and the butt of the joke, she’s now the most successful. And no matter how hard she tries, she can’t seem to break the family dynamics established when she was a kid."
Sounds like a great premise, we can't wait to see what's in store for these two, congratulations!
Read more here.
What an overwhelming response! Looks like we may just be able to help Obama kickstart WWIII afterall!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Second City Communications On Using Humor To Make Online Training Stick!
Lessons in Social Learning Effectiveness at Training Magazine’s Online Learning Conference
Chicago, September 11, 2013 – Second City Communications (SCC) takes the stage at the annual Online Learning Conference 2013 to showcase how comedy and improvisation can drive stronger results in social learning programs.
The business solutions division of the world-renowned improvisation comedy theater, The Second City, is a featured presenter at the annual conference by Training magazine on September 18 in Chicago. The conference runs from September 17-19 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Lakeside Center.
"Improvisation and short-form comedy are great social learning solutions for breaking down barriers and getting people deeply engaged in training programs – both online and off,” said Tom Yorton, CEO of Second City Communications. “We live in a YouTube era of short attention spans – and humor’s a powerful tool for focusing on what’s really going on – speaking the truth and connecting with audiences. More and more training professionals now get that and are using it to engage audiences to drive training results,” Yorton added.
More information about Training magazine’s Online Learning Conference 2013 is at: http://www.onlinelearningconference.com
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The 45th Annual Jeff Equity Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area will be Monday, November 4 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace.