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7 Things I Learned Being a Woman in Improv

I have been a woman for 29 years (you guys, I’m totally 29, I SWEAR!  But thank you for the compliments on how young I look in this WordPress template).  I have been improvising for 8 of those. Some lessons [more]

October 11, 2013 By: Nikki Pierce, Comedy, Words

Why Judy Fabjance Kicks Ass

Judy Fabjance is a beloved member of The Second City community. Teacher, performer, friend, partner, mother– Judy is everything. She is also courageously battling Stage 4 breast cancer, which has recently spread to her brain… but will never touch her [more]

October 8, 2013 By: Andel Sudik, Comedy, Words

How to Survive the Baseball Playoffs (If You’re a Chicago Cubs Fan)

It’s October, which means the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air, and  it’s time for the MLB playoffs! It also means it’s been months since the Chicago Cubs were relevant. What’s a die-hard fan to do? Jump On [more]

October 7, 2013 By: Scott Goldstein, Comedy, Words

7 Things I Learned in HouseCo

The Second City Training Center is proud to help a select group of the Conservatory graduates develop into well-rounded performers as part of three elite House Ensembles: Moxie, Twisty, and Next.  The HouseCo program holds auditions multiple times per year. [more]

October 4, 2013 By: Alex Manich, Comedy, Words

I’ll Show You a REAL Government Shutdown…

by The Master Control Program from Tron Oh, well this is just adorable. You Users and your pathetically ineffective attempts at order and regulation have once again failed you miserably– but it is not your inability to govern yourselves without [more]

October 2, 2013 By: Daniel Strauss, Comedy, Words

TwerkForce – 9 ta 5 Hustla

Everyone works hard at their job. But no one works harder than the guy making sure you have what you need to do your job. How about a little respect for the Office Manager? Written by Ross Bryant , Jesse [more]

September 30, 2013 Comedy

7 Things NOT to Do At an Audition

Auditioning can be stressful. Your heart is racing; your armpits cry shirt puddles; you’re a human being stepping into a small space to be judged along with 10 other grown adults. Most people would buckle… not buckle, die. Most people would [more]

September 27, 2013 By: Chris Redd, Comedy, Words

What (Mis)Label Are You Wearing?

Gucci. Prada. Louis Vuitton. I’m not talking about those. The most important labels are the ones we plaster ourselves with. What MISlabel have you pulled off the self-conscious bargain rack? Because here’s who you really are: You call yourself: Procrastinator Oh, [more]

September 26, 2013 By: Casey Whitaker, Comedy, Words

15 Pumpkin Spice Hacks!

Yes, it’s that time of year when the seasonal powers that be allow us to enjoy autumn’s favorite flavor via the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, M&M’s Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Candies and Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Dog Treats. That’s right, we’ve been [more]

September 25, 2013 By: Edmund O'Brien, By: Kate McGroarty, Comedy, Words

What to Expect if You’re a Black Improviser

The improv community is a great community, but it’s dominated by skinny white guys, chubby white guys and white girls in Tina Fey glasses. With the success of Wayne Brady on Whose Line is it Anyway? and Key and Peele [more]

September 24, 2013 By: Patrick Rowland, Comedy, Words