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Chai Chat: The Fitness Talk with My Indian Parents

Away at college, Priyanka Patel gets workout and fitness advice from her Indian parents via a Facebook video. Shared words of wisdom over a great cup of chai tea. It’s calorie-free, you know…chai tea. And here are Priyanka’s best workout [more]

July 15, 2013 By: Punam Patel, Chai Chat, Series, Video, Words

The Official Pre-Girls’ Night Out Quiz

Dear [Insert Female Friend's Name Here], Before I can even consider checking our OpenTable rezzie to see if there’s room for another tonight, please complete the following questionnaire and submit to the Official GNO Committee (me) to review ASAP. But [more]

July 11, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

Are GMOs Killing Us?

OMG, GMOs! (Translation: Oh My God, Genetically Modified Organisms!) The other day, I was finishing off my afternoon cigar when I noticed a man with a sign that said, “GMOs are killing us.” So just like Nancy Drew on Adderall, [more]

July 10, 2013 By: John Thibodeaux, Comedy, Words

Summer Wedding Dos & Don’ts

At this point in the summer, you’ve probably already attended more than your desired share of weddings: which is 1. Unfortunately, weddings per season usually add up to somewhere between 6-8, and I wind up dropping somewhere between $300-$500 on [more]

July 9, 2013 By: Nikki Pierce, Comedy, Words

3 Things I Learned From Second City’s Comedy Writing Program

  I’m graduating from the Writing Program at Second City. Excuse me while I blast some Boyz II Men, pour a little red out (but not in a dead sort of way) and contemplate the end of this road by [more]

July 5, 2013 Comedy, Words

Benjamin Franklin’s 4th of July Declaration of Celebration

Huzzah! At long last! The colonies have separated from the tyranny of England, and we can finally stand together as the newly-formed United States of America! On this July 4, 1776, I, Benjamin Franklin, aka Poor Richard, aka Benjo Freezus, [more]

July 3, 2013 By: Daniel Strauss, Comedy, Words

Chai Chat – The Sex Talk with My Indian Parents

Away at college, Priyanka gets the sex talk from her parents via web video. And on her Facebook page? We found this… 10 Things My Indian Parents Don’t Know About My Sex Life by Priyanka Patel 1. I have one. 2. I [more]

June 30, 2013 By: Punam Patel, Chai Chat, Comedy, Series, Video, Words

Second City’s All-Time Favorite Chicago Movies

Emanuel? Emanuel? Emanuel? Mayor Rahm declared that today’s Blackhawks celebration would give everyone in the city a chance to “feel like ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’.” In honor of the unofficial official holiday, we asked our Second City family to share [more]

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

What to Expect When You’re Un-Expecting

  If you’re like me, or at least my age (let’s not make too many assumptions here, we’re only in the first paragraph), a lot of your friends are having babies. Like, all your friends. And your  little sister’s thinking [more]

June 27, 2013 By: Andel Sudik, Comedy, Words

Behind the Scenes with Aubrey Plaza & Jake Johnson

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound’s brand-spanking-new video for “Rouse Yourself” stars two of television’s most beloved weirdoes: Parks and Rec’s Aubrey Plaza and New Girl’s Jake Johnson. Second City director (and JCBUS guitarist) Billy Bungeroth directed the action-packed adventure, [more]

June 26, 2013 Comedy, Interviews, Words