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The Stage Parent’s Survival Guide

So… your kid wants to be an actor. But not like a “I want to be the star in the school play” actor, your 8-year-old is demanding to be driven around town to try out for professional productions. If your [more]

October 18, 2013 By: Kate McGroarty, Comedy, Words

The Dos & Don’ts of Being a Lady

Last week, we addressed what it’s like being a woman in the improv community. But what about being a lady in real life? Here are some basic dos and don’ts to help guide your journey. DON’T take on masculine qualities [more]

October 17, 2013 By: Chelsea Devantez, Comedy, Words

2013′s Worst Halloween Costumes

Ah, Halloween. That time of year when you can eat an entire bag of candy without your roommate asking if everything’s okay. Good thing, too– with the amount of pressure involved in picking a costume, it’s nearly impossible to not [more]

October 16, 2013 By: Dan DeSalva, Comedy, Words

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

8 Ways the Government Shutdown Affects Your Life

At midnight, the federal government of the United States will be suspended for the first time in 17 years unless a budget resolution is passed. Without reconciliation, a number of essential utilities will become limited or unavailable. For your awareness, [more]

September 30, 2013 By: Greg Ott, Words

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