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Our Best Velveeta Shortage Recipes

Whether it’s Big Game Sunday or just a regular lonely Sunday, Velveeta has always been there for us… until now. Kraft’s recent confirmation of a nationwide shortage of our favorite (processed) cheese (product) has forced us to horde those precious [more]

January 15, 2014 By: Alan Linic & Claire Meyer, Comedy, Words

8 Ways to Take Down Writer’s Block

We’ve all been there – stuck staring at a blinking cursor, empty notebook page or into the blackness of our souls with no words and no hope of escape. Writer’s block can come on suddenly and attack mercilessly. Here are [more]

January 13, 2014 By: Caitlin Kunkel, Comedy, Words

The Improviser’s Guide To Hotel Living

Improvisers know a lot about hotels: Touring gigs, being thrown out of a girlfriend’s apartment, traveling back to your hometown after your parents sell the house you grew up in because your memories mean nothing to them. These are just [more]

January 10, 2014 By: Sam Roos, Comedy, Words

6 Ways to F*@ck Up Your Headshots

If you have a good photographer, it’s kinda hard to screw up your headshots. Still, it happens. Here are 6 things that you should never do. 1. Get Photographed by Someone Who Makes You Uncomfortable The photographer was socially awkward [more]

January 8, 2014 By: John Abbott, Words

The Best Fake Twitter Wars of 2014

That Bachelor producer guy on the plane versus “Diane.” The comedian versus the salsa company. If we got anything out of 2013, it was our not-a-moment-too-soon introduction to the public spectacle that is the Fake Twitter Fight, and we’re hoping [more]

January 7, 2014 By: Alan Linic & Claire Meyer, Comedy, Words

11 Ways to Survive the Chicago Polar Vortex

It’s -320° degrees outside. Chicago Public Schools are shut down. Tom Skilling’s tweeting thumb is about to fall off. With the Polar Vortex finally upon us, many Chicagoans are preparing for the worst. Holed up at home with your significant [more]

January 6, 2014 By: Julie Marchiano, Comedy, Words

Downton Abbey vs. Full House

Downton Abbey versus Full House: that is the question. To celebrate the return of The Crawleys ‘n Co. for their highly-anticipated Season 4 premiere this Sunday night, I will do as I do with potential lovers– compare them side by [more]

January 3, 2014 By: Caitlin Costello, Comedy, Words

Your New Year’s Resolution Is Wrong

  Calm down. I’m not attacking you; mine is, too. We’re all idiots. We’re all chasing something in hopes of what it will bring, and we probably won’t reach either of our goals. This is not a list. I’m not [more]

January 1, 2014 By: Andel Sudik, Comedy, Words

New Year’s Eve Dos & Don’ts for Single Girls

  If you’re anything like me, you’ve just spent all of Thanksgivukkah and Christmas defending your singledom to your relatives, only to be confronted with New Year’s Eve, the worst holiday for singles. Even worse than Valentines’ Day, New Year’s [more]

December 31, 2013 By: Julie Marchiano, Comedy, Words

The Second City’s Ultimate New Year’s Eve Pick-Up Lines

New Year’s Eve is nearly here, and we at The Second City want to make sure that each and every one of you get kissed (at the very least) at midnight. Here are our ultimate pick-up lines. You’re welcome. Happy [more]

December 30, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Second City Favorites, Words