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How to Deal with Haters (by The @WeFoughtAbout Couple)

If you do anything at all on the Internet, you are going to get haters. As a matter of fact, 50% of Internet users have engaged in hating, trolling, downvoting, bashing and ironic hashtagging. That’s science, guys.1 There are plenty [more]

December 2, 2013 By: Alan Linic & Claire Meyer, Comedy, Words
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The Pagan Origins of Black Friday

Get your tasers ready, because today is Black Friday! For those of you who don’t know what Black Friday is, it is a most holy day where mothers and aunts everywhere pop a couple of post-Thanksgiving Alka-Seltzers and head to [more]

November 29, 2013 By: Kristina Felske, Comedy, Words

Happy Thanksgiving from The Second City

What is The Second City family most thankful for this year? “I am thankful for Spanx. At Thanksgiving… and year-round. You could call me Spanxful.” –Julie Marchiano, Training Center HouseCo Ensemble Member “I’m thankful to work where you’re pretty much [more]

November 27, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

Win The Second City Network’s Movember Challenge!

Have you been avoiding your razor this month like it’s your ex? The really clingy one? Whose Love Actually promotional t-shirt you still have– and never, ever want to give back? (I mean, how are you supposed to watch Love [more]

November 26, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

I’m A Fan – Minnesota Vikings

Watch to find out what it takes to be a true Minnesota Viking’s fan. Starring Timmy Mayse Written by Kevin Sciretta and Barry Hite Directed by Johnny Bruder Produced by Jeph Porter Director of Photography Corey Benson Powers Edited by [more]

November 26, 2013 Comedy, I'm A Fan, Series

Improv Rules: Thanksgiving Edition

As an improviser, Thanksgiving can be difficult. While you’re typically inclined to incorporate all aspects of your improv training into your daily life, the fact of the matter is that the “rules” of improv don’t always translate seamlessly to any [more]

November 25, 2013 By: Dan DeSalva, Comedy, Words

The Winner’s Guide to The Hunger Games

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the 75th annual Hunger Games. This year marks the 3rd Quarter Quell. You have been chosen once again to represent your district in the biggest young-adult bloodbath since the Cullens went head-to-head with the Vultari [more]

November 22, 2013 By: Derek Shipman, Comedy, Words

Thanksgivukkah Holiday Mashups!

Thanksgivukkah (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah) is almost upon us. It may not be upon us again for 79,000 years, which got me thinking: Celebrating every holiday on different days is really inefficient. We could really spice things up by combining holidays [more]

November 21, 2013 By: Andel Sudik, Comedy, Words

The Second City Announces Lineup for 24-Hour Improv & Music Marathon!

Better brew that coffee strong! Why…? Because The Second City is thrilled to announce the 12th annual return of its legendary 24-hour improv and music holiday marathon to support families from Chicago’s Onward Neighborhood House and Letters to Santa. When [more]

November 19, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

A Love Letter to Norm Holly

  Dear Norm, Hi, Norm! It’s me, Julie! I know you’ve had a lot of students over the years, but I’m pretty sure you remember me: the doughy 26-year-old who tried kissing you on the mouth at Conservatory graduation in [more]

November 15, 2013 By: Julie Marchiano, Comedy, Words