| Apr 17, 2011
Chicago has long had a thing for strippers and I do not mean the anything-but-subtle lap dancers who populate so-called gentlemen's' clubs.
I mean some of the legendary artists (and I do mean artists) who have wowed Chicago through the decades, among...
| Apr 2, 2012
“I was like, ‘Guys, my penis!,’” says Jason Biggs. “I need my penis in the movie!”
That’s how the “American Reunion” star said he reacted when he feared that a full-frontal idea wouldn't make it...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 2:29 PM
Despite the famously lengthy titles of its revues, the Second City has come up with a very short name for its new venue in the Piper’s Alley complex on Chicago’s North Side: “Up.”
Intended as a riff on stand-up comedy and the...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 11:23 AM
Andrea Martin is headed to Second City's UP comedy club with her semi-autobiographical show, "Final Days! Everything Must GO!."
The former SCTV star will play UP, located in Pipers Alley at 230 W. North Ave., from May 11-13. She'll be accompanied by...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 1:04 PM
Josephine Forsberg, a pioneer of the teaching of improvisational acting in Chicago, an early company member at The Second City, and an influential teacher of such stars as George Wendt, Shelley Long and Bill Murray, died Monday morning at the Illinois...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Diana Martinez, the president of The Second City, is leaving the company, the Chicago-based theater and training center said Friday. Martinez had been enployed there since 2009, president since Sept. 2010.
In a statement, Second City CEO and co-owner...
| May 10, 2012
| 12:57 PM
One Friday night in Chicago, two stand-up worlds. The first world: In the established, Old Town room, the nationally known Greg Proops fires off his California hipster comedy, heavy on attitude, high on his own intelligence, thick with high-culture...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:33 PM
George Wendt, the Second City alumnus and beloved TV star known for playing Norm on "Cheers," underwent successful coronary bypass surgery at a Chicago-area hospital Thursday.
According to Wendt's Los Angeles-based manager, Geoff Cheddy, tests had...
| Jun 11, 2012
Name five actresses you assume participated in sports and other activities in high school, including being president of the student council. Aubrey Plaza’s not on that list, is she?
Despite the 27-year-old’s remarkably convincing, deadpan...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The very notion of Lyric Opera and The Second City performing together, even for a one-night stand, would strike most folks in Chicago as slightly absurd. The city's venerable impresario of grand opera making beautiful music with the town's famous factory...