Posts in category "Second City"

A Clown Car Named Desire (Second City e.t.c.): Firing on all cylinders

A Clown Car Named Desire (Second City e.t.c.): Firing on all cylinders
Reviewed by Tom Lawler Second City e.t.c. presents A Clown Car Named Desire. With the recent passing of Bernie Sahlins, the last surviving member of the trio that opened The Second City in 1959, it’s a worthy time as any to reflect on how this venerable comedy institution is holding up in its middle age.... Read more »

"Let Them Eat Chaos" (The Second City): LOL... LOL...LOL!!!

"Let Them Eat Chaos" (The Second City): LOL... LOL...LOL!!!
The Second City presents their 101st Revue, Let Them Eat Chaos.  It’s a little improv. It’s a little sketch. It’s a little singing. It’s a little rapping. It’s a whole lot of comedy. Second City launched the careers of Tina Fey, Bill Murray, John Candy and many more megastars. Part of TSC’s appeal is a natural curiosity for... Read more »

We’re All In This Room Together (Second City e.t.c.): Feisty, Fast and Loose Sketch

We’re All In This Room Together (Second City e.t.c.): Feisty, Fast and Loose Sketch
Reviewed by Tom Lawler The Second City e.t.c.’s 36threvue states its mission at the top: Let’s dock our iPhones, close up our Facebooks and stop feeding our Twitters. For two hours, anyway. Although this latest production from Second City’s feisty e.t.c. cast opens with this somewhat militant message for today’s always-connected generation, don’t worry. The... Read more »
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“Who Do We Think We Are?” (The Second City): Strong Ensemble Delivers Smart Laughs

“Who Do We Think We Are?” (The Second City): Strong Ensemble Delivers Smart Laughs
By Jasleen Jaswal Vines Reviewing a sketch comedy show is tough. I’ll be honest – I just want to list all the parts of this show that made me laugh. A laidback second-term President Obama confronting Speaker Boehner with “The Motto” as his soundtrack? Trust me when I say it’s a highlight of the show.... Read more »