Hal Sparks is coming home to Kentucky for a weekend's worth of shows.
Second City alumni include Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and Steve Carell — and that’s just the alphabet’s first three letters. Basically, anybody who has made you laugh since the 1960s — Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Bill Murray, Joan Rivers — has some ties to Second City.
Here are suggestions for local stories the "world's premier comedy theatre and school of improvisation" should tackle during its improv section (yes, Karen Sypher's one of them).
Second City Theatrical's It Takes a Ville!, hilarious, entirely original revue all about Louisville, opens Jan. 4. From riffs on big hats to hot browns, bluegrass and bourbon, some of the nation’s most skilled comedians explore the hilarious possibilities of our city with an original spin that only Second City can deliver.
The Second City comedy troupe is set to take over the Ville, or at least Actors Theatre, with performances of The Second City: It Takes a Ville, beginning tomorrow.
Second City of Chicago will travel to Louisville for a 50th anniversary performance on Saturday, which will benefit Gilda's Club in the Gilda's Night of a Thousand Laughs.