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  • Second City parts company with president

    Second City parts company with president
    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...
  • Q&A: Aubrey Plaza of 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

    Q&A: Aubrey Plaza of 'Safety Not Guaranteed'
    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...
  • George Wendt has bypass surgery in Chicago, comes out laughing

    George Wendt has bypass surgery in Chicago, comes out laughing
    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...
  • Video/Q&A: 'American Reunion' stars Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott

    Video/Q&A: 'American Reunion' stars Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott
    “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...
  • 'Bye Bye Liver's' Pub Theater finds new home near Wrigley Field

    'Bye Bye Liver's' Pub Theater  finds new home near Wrigley Field
    Seven years after launching the profitable and long-running “Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play,” Pub Theater has acquired its own theater space just a few blocks north of Wrigley Field at 3914 N. Clark St. The longtime home of Live...
  • Second City, Onion delay live show

    The Onion and Second City, both based in Chicago, have delayed their joint theatrical enterprise, "The Onion Live," which was to have toured nationally to theaters this fall. Several presenting venues, such as the Harbison Theatre in Irmo, S.C., had...
  • Paul Simon shows up at Second City, improvises

    Paul Simon shows up at Second City, improvises
    The legendary singer Paul Simon showed up unannounced Thursday at the Second City mainstage in Chicago and then, as is traditional for visiting celebrities, took to the stage during the post-show improv set. Simon told funny stories and then,...
  • Bernie Sahlins tribute on Navy Pier

    Bernie Sahlins tribute on Navy Pier
    Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Second City are joining forces to stage a public tribute to Bernie Sahlins, the late co-founder of The Second City. The event, to contain performances and speeches, is slated to take place 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 on Navy...
  • 'Big Fish' writer chats with the minnows

    'Big Fish' writer chats with the minnows
    A group of influential screenwriters will converge on Chicago this weekend, including Lucy Alibar (whose script for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was nominated for an Oscar this year) and Bob Gale (who wrote all three "Back to the Future" films). They'...
  • Toned down 'Today Show' hits Chicago

    Toned down 'Today Show' hits Chicago
    Big picture, not much went right for the “Today Show's” planned broadcast from Chicago this week.  First, terrible, significant news happened in Oklahoma, meaning stars Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie would never make it to the live location...
  • Seth Meyers and the rise of the Chicago writer-performer

    Seth Meyers and the rise of the Chicago writer-performer
    Back in 1999 — a gut-wrenching 14 years ago — a theater just north of Wrigley Field was filled on weekend nights with the nervous laughter of people on dates. "Pick-Ups and Hiccups" (a title with admirable descriptive prowess), was a hugely...