The Big City Blog: Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival — the quirky, hilarious, community experience runs Jan. 10-20 at Stage 773
Jan 03, 2019
The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, which debuted in 2002, is now the largest in the world, hosting more than 180 groups and putting on...
Jan 10, 2018
“(Zanies) is tight and traps the energy of the crowd. That little room literally shakes with laughter most nights. It’s magic.”
Nov 28, 2017
We sat down with Holidazed & Confused director Tyler Samples to discuss why the holidays — and family — are so easy to make fun of. For...
First Look review: Second City’s “She the People” is a reassuringly funny discussion about sexism and the world of women
Oct 11, 2017
This final sketch summed up the tone of She the People perfectly, recognizing the sexism that is rampant but defeating it with the honest...
First Look review: Second City’s “Legendary Laughs” uses imaginative audience participation to create a hilarious night out
Mar 23, 2017
Legendary Laughs is an eclectic assortment of Second City improvisation and sketch comedy that assaults the audience with raw laughs and...
First Look review: Second City’s memorable new “Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno” takes accurate aim at the differences in us all
Jan 25, 2017
Sporting matching oversized plaid jackets, the brothers spouted off a cornucopia of birth control options they are hawking — some legit...
May 12, 2016
“It sounds easy, but have you ever tried to not move your body while listening to Donna Summer?” Ms. Huxtable challenged the audience....
Girls night out: Drinks, laughs and online dating talk with the ladies from Second City’s hit “#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment”
May 12, 2016
"I’m not going to write (on my profile) that I’m a health nut. What’s your build? 'Well, I’ve done Zumba, and I’m a little...
Mar 05, 2016
It’s pretty terrifying to trust comedians with your phone, but the cast of Vamp made it hilarious
First Look review: Second City’s clever, quick-moving “Fast, Loud and Funny” boasts wide-ranging talent
Feb 05, 2016
This show benefits from a good mix of comedians — some are great at goofy, others play the perfect straight man.