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How to Balance Improv & Your Day Job

If you’re like 99.9999% of improvisers, you cannot survive on your art form alone and must supplement your income with a day job. While your day job may not be the most rewarding experience creatively, it does have certain perks: [more]

January 21, 2014 By: Eric Schinzer, Comedy, Words

New Realities In a Post-Oscar Nominations World

In a world where the 2014 Oscar nominations have been announced – by Thor himself, for the love of a Marvel God – some new realities have established themselves. Welcome to this brand new dimension where… Jordan Catalano is a [more]

January 17, 2014 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words

Inside the Pothole Coverup

It’s almost a cliché at this point. You’re cruisin’ down Willowlane Road in downtown Chicago, the icy-cold wind in your hair, headin’ to get some classic Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza (classic downtown Chicago!), when all of a sudden… Boom. [more]

January 17, 2014 By: Kristina Felske, Comedy

Best of The Second City’s e.t.c. Cast

You may have seen them on our stage, but did you know they’re internet stars, too? Check out our list of web videos featuring Second City e.t.c. cast members. 1. Mike Kosinski in “Righteous Divorce” Ever since everyone is allowed [more]

January 15, 2014 Comedy, Sketch, Video

Our Best Velveeta Shortage Recipes

Whether it’s Big Game Sunday or just a regular lonely Sunday, Velveeta has always been there for us… until now. Kraft’s recent confirmation of a nationwide shortage of our favorite (processed) cheese (product) has forced us to horde those precious [more]

January 15, 2014 By: Alan Linic & Claire Meyer, Comedy, Words

Welcome to American Apparel: Ride Like Hipsters

How do hipsters get to work? Not like you do… Welcome to American Apparel. Starring & Written By: Brooke Breit, Mike Kosinski & Chris Witaske [more]

January 13, 2014 Comedy, Video

8 Ways to Take Down Writer’s Block

We’ve all been there – stuck staring at a blinking cursor, empty notebook page or into the blackness of our souls with no words and no hope of escape. Writer’s block can come on suddenly and attack mercilessly. Here are [more]

January 13, 2014 By: Caitlin Kunkel, Comedy, Words

The Improviser’s Guide To Hotel Living

Improvisers know a lot about hotels: Touring gigs, being thrown out of a girlfriend’s apartment, traveling back to your hometown after your parents sell the house you grew up in because your memories mean nothing to them. These are just [more]

January 10, 2014 By: Sam Roos, Comedy, Words

The Best Fake Twitter Wars of 2014

That Bachelor producer guy on the plane versus “Diane.” The comedian versus the salsa company. If we got anything out of 2013, it was our not-a-moment-too-soon introduction to the public spectacle that is the Fake Twitter Fight, and we’re hoping [more]

January 7, 2014 By: Alan Linic & Claire Meyer, Comedy, Words

11 Ways to Survive the Chicago Polar Vortex

It’s -320° degrees outside. Chicago Public Schools are shut down. Tom Skilling’s tweeting thumb is about to fall off. With the Polar Vortex finally upon us, many Chicagoans are preparing for the worst. Holed up at home with your significant [more]

January 6, 2014 By: Julie Marchiano, Comedy, Words