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The Second City Improv Troupe

Posted by on Monday, February 4, 2013 in Archives, News.

Chicago’s famed Second City Returns to Vanderbilt University

On Friday, February 15, 2013, Chicago-€™s legendary comedy theatre The Second City will appear at the Student Life Center (note location change) at Vanderbilt University for performances at 7pm and 10pm. The performances will feature some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from Second City-€™s forty-five plus year history.

Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world-€™s best and brightest.   Their alumni list reads like a who-€™s who of American comedy, as it includes: Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Horation Sanz, Ryan Stiles and countless others.

Not only will an evening with The Second City provide audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, but they will also have the opportunity to see absolutely hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation.   No topic or subject matter is off limits for The Second City. If your parents asked you not to speak about it at the dinner table, chances are it will be made fun of in an evening with The Second City.

Tickets can be purchased with cash or check with no service fees only at the Sarratt Box Office inside Sarratt Student Center on Vanderbilt-€™s campus or at all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets are $10 for Vanderbilt students and $20 for faculty/staff/general public.   For general event information, call 615-343-3361.