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Toronto’s Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford: 8 American Comparisons

Toronto is boring and polite.  That’s what we here in Toronto assume most people in the U.S. think of our city, if they think of us at all. But then in 2010, we somehow elected a cartoon character as mayor: [more]

November 1, 2013 By: Ian MacIntyre, Comedy, Words

When to Wear Blackface for Halloween

Julianne Hough dressing as “Crazy Eyes” from Orange is the New Black. Those jackholes from Facebook who dressed as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. These costume choices bring up an important question: When is it appropriate to wear blackface for Halloween? [more]

October 31, 2013 By: Patrick Rowland, Comedy, Words

7 Ways Improv Makes Me a Better Parent

While it seems like just yesterday, my adorable daughter arrived and made a mom out of me nearly a year ago. I consider it a gift to her that she has a charming, hilarious improv actor for a mom, although [more]

October 30, 2013 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words

Thoughts on Whales After Viewing the New CNN Documentary Blackfish: By Chris Witaske

Editor’s Note: SPOILERS ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THIS POST. Thoughts on Whales After Viewing the New CNN Documentary Blackfish  Written By: Chris Witaske * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Leave the fucking whales in [more]

October 29, 2013 By: Chris Witaske, Comedy, Words

What Scares The Second City?

To celebrate Halloween this week, we asked The Second City family to answer this question: What scares you?  “That people will find out the truth: that I worked for Second City in the mid-80s, but disappeared and came back with [more]

October 28, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Second City Favorites, Words

The Truth About Color, Comedy & The Second City

The Truth About Color, Comedy & The Second City The phone rang. It was a producer from The Second City Detroit. I’d just received a callback from a week-long audition to perform on the Mainstage. If anyone would have told me [more]

October 25, 2013 By: Dionna Griffin-Irons, Comedy, Words

Tea Party Tips for Better Sex

We’ve all been there. After 30 years of marriage to the same angry old white person, the flames of romance and sensual liberty are getting more difficult to keep burning. You’ve tried it all: missionary, missionary in the dark, missionary [more]

October 24, 2013 By: John Loos, Comedy, Words

Engaged! Advice for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Sound the trumpets! Alert the minstrels! Roll out the leopard-print carpet! For Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (#KimandKanye) are TO BE WED!!! While some of us (the internet, my mother, Kris Humphries) are a little too eager to judge and [more]

October 22, 2013 By: Kristina Felske, Comedy, Words

8 Ways to Land Better Stand-Up Gigs

Landing bigger and better stand-up gigs is about more than just having an arsenal of gangbuster grandma jokes. If you want to get in good with open mic and showcase hosts and producers, there’s some basic etiquette you need to [more]

October 22, 2013 By: Andrew Thorp, Comedy, Words

9 Things Your Breasts Should Be Aware Of

While we’re all especially sensitive to breast health issues during the month of October, there are certain things our breasts need to be aware of throughout the year. Here are 9 of them. 9. Bras that cost less than $10 are not [more]

October 21, 2013 By: Caitlin Kunkel, Comedy, Words