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9 Best Places in Illinois for Same-Sex Weddings

It’s official: the Land of Lincoln has become the Land of Same-Sex Love. Since Illinois became the16th state to legalize same-sex marriage last month, gay and lesbian couples across the Prairie State are celebrating, proposing to each other and scheming [more]

December 9, 2013 By: John Loos, Comedy, Words

11 Ways to Find Love This Christmas…

  (…According to Holiday TV Movies) If people are giving you grief for skipping out on festive social plans in order to stay home and watch the quality programming offered this time of year on the ABC Family, Hallmark and [more]

December 5, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

Our Living Room Show with Jeff Tweedy & SC Alumni Will Be Greatest Night Ever

Big news from The Second City! For the past decade, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has been auctioning off private “Living Room” concerts during The Second City’s 24-hour improv & music marathon, raising more than a half million dollars for disadvantaged [more]

December 4, 2013 Words

What to Expect If You’re a Latino Improviser

With all the recent discussion regarding diversity in improv, we wanted to shed some light on our experiences being here in Chicago pursuing careers in comedy. Here is our perspective on what to expect if you’re a Latino improviser… and [more]

December 3, 2013 By: Rich Alfonso, By: Rich Alfonso & Miguel Lepe, Comedy, Words

How to Deal with Haters (by The @WeFoughtAbout Couple)

If you do anything at all on the Internet, you are going to get haters. As a matter of fact, 50% of Internet users have engaged in hating, trolling, downvoting, bashing and ironic hashtagging. That’s science, guys.1 There are plenty [more]

December 2, 2013 By: Alan Linic & Claire Meyer, Comedy, Words
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The Pagan Origins of Black Friday

Get your tasers ready, because today is Black Friday! For those of you who don’t know what Black Friday is, it is a most holy day where mothers and aunts everywhere pop a couple of post-Thanksgiving Alka-Seltzers and head to [more]

November 29, 2013 By: Kristina Felske, Comedy, Words

Happy Thanksgiving from The Second City

What is The Second City family most thankful for this year? “I am thankful for Spanx. At Thanksgiving… and year-round. You could call me Spanxful.” –Julie Marchiano, Training Center HouseCo Ensemble Member “I’m thankful to work where you’re pretty much [more]

November 27, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

Win The Second City Network’s Movember Challenge!

Have you been avoiding your razor this month like it’s your ex? The really clingy one? Whose Love Actually promotional t-shirt you still have– and never, ever want to give back? (I mean, how are you supposed to watch Love [more]

November 26, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

Improv Rules: Thanksgiving Edition

As an improviser, Thanksgiving can be difficult. While you’re typically inclined to incorporate all aspects of your improv training into your daily life, the fact of the matter is that the “rules” of improv don’t always translate seamlessly to any [more]

November 25, 2013 By: Dan DeSalva, Comedy, Words

The Winner’s Guide to The Hunger Games

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the 75th annual Hunger Games. This year marks the 3rd Quarter Quell. You have been chosen once again to represent your district in the biggest young-adult bloodbath since the Cullens went head-to-head with the Vultari [more]

November 22, 2013 By: Derek Shipman, Comedy, Words