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How To Be Just Like Your Very Best Friend in 10 Easy Steps

by Jessica Sanders, age 11 ½ (as dictated to Kristina Felske, age 24 5/6) Sometimes it’s hard to be chill/nice/fun when your BFF is the coolest in school. It is v impotent to try to be more like your cool [more]

September 10, 2013 By: Kristina Felske, Comedy, Words

Help Kickstart World War III!

Help President Obama kickstart World War III! Find out how you can help! Written by John Loos Staring Brianna Baker, Neal Dandade, Greg Ott and Niccole Thurman. Directed and Produced by Jeph Porter | Sound Jason Culver | Production Coordinator [more]

September 9, 2013 Comedy, Sketch, Video

What Not to Say to an Improviser

If the love of this beautiful, disgusting art form didn’t suck us all in, there would be a lot more lawyers, doctors and bus drivers sharing horrible puns in your break rooms. Most of us aren’t built to live behind [more]

September 6, 2013 By: Chris Redd, Comedy, Words

11 College Truths That Will Never Change

As part of The Second City Touring company, we get to play shows at colleges all across the country.  Going back to college campuses over and over makes me remember those four iconic “greatest years of your life” that I [more]

September 4, 2013 By: Chelsea Devantez, Comedy, Words

Why Kids Should Take Improv Classes

Question: Where can a princess and a tree walk hand-in-hand along the bottom of the sea eating a peanut butter and frog panini? Hint: Not at the bottom of the sea; that would just be reckless. We asked some of [more]

September 3, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Second City Favorites, Words

9 Ways to Not Ruin Your Fantasy Football Season

After years of playing America’s favorite make-believe pastime, we all know it’s a crapshoot. No matter how much research you do… “Philip Rivers looks good; this is the year!” No matter how much time you invest in setting your lineups… [more]

September 2, 2013 By: Eddie Mujica, Comedy, Words

15 Ways to Be a Better Improv Student

These are not rules. They’re really just observances and thoughts I’ve cobbled together over the last 15 years, as both a student and a teacher. This is just one person’s opinion. Take what you need and leave the rest. There [more]

August 30, 2013 By: Christy L. Bonstell, Comedy, Words

CPS Safe Passage: The Hidden Dangers

Despite recent tragic events near some of the designated Safe Passage routes, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is confident the controversial program allows Chicago Public Schools students to “think of their studies and not their safety.” Do not be fooled, children. There [more]

August 28, 2013 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words

The 10 Most Offensive VMA Performances Ever

Did you think we meant that one? There’s been much worse, actually. Here are the 10 Most Offensive VMA Performances… ever. 10. Britney Spears, “I’m a Slave 4 U,” 2000 9. Eminem and Eydie Gorme, “Stan,” 2004 8. Madonna (with [more]

August 27, 2013 By: Brendan Dowling, Comedy, Top Ten List, Words

The Second City’s Best (& Worst) Back-to-School Advice

Class is back in session for all Chicago Public Schools students, so we at The Second City thought we’d share our best (and our worst) back-to-school advice. Happy First Day of School, kids! THE BEST “Quit stressing about your 1st [more]

August 26, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Second City Favorites, Words