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What (Mis)Label Are You Wearing?

Gucci. Prada. Louis Vuitton. I’m not talking about those. The most important labels are the ones we plaster ourselves with. What MISlabel have you pulled off the self-conscious bargain rack? Because here’s who you really are: You call yourself: Procrastinator Oh, [more]

September 26, 2013 By: Casey Whitaker, Comedy, Words

15 Pumpkin Spice Hacks!

Yes, it’s that time of year when the seasonal powers that be allow us to enjoy autumn’s favorite flavor via the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, M&M’s Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Candies and Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Dog Treats. That’s right, we’ve been [more]

September 25, 2013 By: Edmund O'Brien, By: Kate McGroarty, Comedy, Words

What to Expect if You’re a Black Improviser

The improv community is a great community, but it’s dominated by skinny white guys, chubby white guys and white girls in Tina Fey glasses. With the success of Wayne Brady on Whose Line is it Anyway? and Key and Peele [more]

September 24, 2013 By: Patrick Rowland, Comedy, Words

The Second City’s Breaking Bad Finale Predictions

Steam-clean your tighty whities and crack open a bottle of your best meth! The countdown is on for the highly-anticipated Breaking Bad series finale this Sunday. How will it all end? Our guess is as good as yours. (Or maybe, our [more]

September 23, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Second City Favorites, Words

How You Know You Have Anxiety Issues

On a scale of 1-10, how strongly do you agree with the following statements? You had to take a Xanax just to watch the movie Flight You don’t panic text. You panic about panic texting. The most difficult thing you’ve [more]

September 20, 2013 By: Chelsea Devantez, Comedy, Words

9 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Flying

No matter how many years into the future we currently are*, many people still fear the wonder that is human flight. Beyond the perils of overpriced tickets, baggage fees, delays, tiny seats and hoards of people, there is the intense [more]

September 19, 2013 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words

Why I Don’t Want to Be Happy

  It’s difficult to describe depression to someone who does not suffer from depression. Human nature dictates we reference a personal experience to relate to others, so the non-clinically depressed reference the loss of a loved one or a tough semester in college [more]

September 18, 2013 By: Bill Dixon, Comedy, Words

SCN’s Exclusive with Lil BUB!

  When the opportunity presented itself to land an exclusive interview with the most amazing cat on the planet– as part of my job– I was kind of like… “Well, sure, but there are going to be major issues with [more]

September 16, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Interviews, Words

How to Find Your Perfect Best Friend

Remember that movie Practical Magic? Where Sandra Bullock makes that spell for the perfect man, and she looks at the stars and lets the wind take the flower petals into the night? Well, this is kinda like that– except there’s [more]

September 13, 2013 By: Casey Whitaker, Comedy, Words

Draft Your Fantasy Improv League

Football season (and by default, Fantasy Football season) has begun, which means that those us that do not partake are once again gearing up for a full season of being annoyed by everyone we know. I hate it. But also, [more]

September 12, 2013 By: Andel Sudik, Comedy, Words