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LOOK: Paul Simon Makes Surprise Appearance At Second City

Posted 08.23.2013 | Chicago

Music legend Paul Simon gave fans a surprise thrill when he showed up unannounced to Chicago's Second City comedy club Thursday night. Per traditio...

Here's to a Great Beach Vacation in... Chicago

Pam Grout | Posted 10.09.2013 | Chicago
Pam Grout

The third largest city in America has more than 26 miles of free, public beaches (more, in fact, than Bermuda), all with gorgeous views of Chicago's stellar skyline.

The 5 Stages of Accepting a New Doctor Who

The Second City Network | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy
The Second City Network

Sorry, dudes. You thought he was the man that never would, but he has to. And it's not just happening to you, it's happening to everyone, but probably you the hardest. You swear this next Doctor will never blow your socks off, no matter how hard he tries.

15 Reminders for Every Improviser

The Second City Network | Posted 10.06.2013 | Comedy
The Second City Network

Your Unibrow Is Cool: The things that you don't like about yourself are probably what made you so good in the first place, and they are definitely what make you memorable and interesting.

Second City's All-Time Favorite Chicago Movies

Liz Kozak | Posted 08.28.2013 | Chicago
Liz Kozak

In honor of the unofficial official holiday, we asked our Second City family to share their all-time favorite Chicago flicks.

Raving About Second City e.t.c. (Without Giving Away the Jokes)

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 08.24.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

Second City e.t.c.'s new revue A Clown Car Named Desire combines a particularly talented ensemble with contemporary takes on some of the company's most time-honored bits.

What Bill Murray, Alan Arkin, Jim Belushi & Joan Rivers Have In Common

AP | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment

CHICAGO -- Ever since The Second City opened in December 1959, the Chicago comedy theater co-founded by Bernie Sahlins has helped produce some of the ...

Comedy Legend Passes Away At 90

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 08.18.2013 | Entertainment

CHICAGO — Comedy fans know the names – John Belushi, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Joan Rivers – but before those famous faces graced H...

Co-Founder Of Second City Theater Dies

AP | Posted 08.16.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, who co-founded Chicago's Second City theater and who nurtured the early careers of many of the earliest star...

Jack McBrayer Says Goodbye to Kenneth From NBC's 30 Rock and Hello to Disney's Wander Over Yonder

Jim Hill | Posted 05.08.2013 | TV
Jim Hill

In the future, McBrayer hopes to introduce his nephew to some of the other animated characters that he's been voicing for the Mouse House. Chief among these is Irving, Phineas & Ferb's biggest fan on that long-running series for the Disney Channel & Disney XD.

Second City, Columbia College Announce New Degree In.. Comedy?

Posted 03.06.2013 | Chicago

While students can earn a Bachelor's in Puppetry or Turf Grass Management, Columbia College in Chicago has a new degree that will really make people l...

WATCH: Her Most Embarrassing Experience Onstage

Posted 02.26.2013 | Comedy

"SNL" featured player member Cecily Strong reveals the worst time she ever bombed onstage in this behind-the-scenes web exclusive for "Late Night with...

Comedian David Steinberg Talks Johnny Carson, Robin Williams And Comedy Outside The Box

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Comedian David Steinberg is brilliant. The gifted stand-up comedian, who made over 130 appearances on 'The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,' skillfully dissects the comedy minds of some of the most creative comedians on planet earth in his one-on-one sit down conversations on Showtime's 'Inside Comedy.'

Gilda Radner Remembered

Steve Karras | Posted 03.08.2013 | Celebrity
Steve Karras

Gilda Radner exploded on television and into American homes every Saturday night, stealing the hearts of millions with her host of brilliantly eccentric characters -- now indelibly etched into modern memory.

A Completely Honest Political Debate

Posted 08.23.2012 | Comedy

Between all of the Romney Hood and Obamaloney talk going on this election season, it can start to feel like no one's giving straight answers. Every mi...

The 15 Funniest Olympics Parodies So Far

Matt Wilstein | Posted 10.10.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

From Ryan Lochte's terrible interview skills to McKayla "Not Impressed" Maroney teaching Jenna Bush how to Dougie, there were plenty of hilarious thin...

WATCH: Bob Odenkirk Remembers Chris Farley

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.24.2012 | Comedy

Who knew that Saul Goodman is the man behind Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker? Bob Odenkirk stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Friday to ...

WATCH: When 'I'm Moving To Canada' Goes Wrong

Posted 07.02.2012 | Comedy

As our own Dan Treadway recently pointed out, for Americans who don't like Obama's health care plan, there are plenty of countries to move to where th...

Martin Short: His Recipe for Success & Happiness

Ellen Sterling | Posted 08.26.2012 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

"Do you like physical comedy? Or do you not like physical comedy? It doesn't mean Charlie Chaplin isn't credible if he gets a bad review, it just means that the reviewer doesn't like physical comedy or just doesn't like silent movies."

WATCH: Jack McBrayer Loves Nude Bicyclists

Posted 08.12.2012 | Comedy

Conan O'Brien kicked off his week of Chicago tapings Monday night with a visit from Jack McBrayer, who got his start in comedy at Chicago's famous Sec...

(WATCH) Glee's Jane Lynch Gets Personal In Smith's Commencement Address

Posted 05.21.2012 | College

Glee's Jane Lynch discusses the entitlement she felt once she left graduate school and the transformative power that improv comedy and "yes and" had o...

When Mother's Day Can't Be Contained in a Card

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

Each time I see Kelly with our daughters, tickling them, singing with them and giving them even more of what she knows they'll need to become strong women, I am proud of her and our family.

Leno: Chicago's 'A Great Town For Comedy'

Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago

Late-night comic and TV host Jay Leno called Chicago "a great town for comedy" while he was here for a rare local performance benefiting an area non-p...

Obama's Delivery Of The Health Care Message

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Michael L. Millenson

While it's comforting to just blame the GOP for the unhappiness with health reform threatening the president's re-election, the truth is that Barack O...

Highlights From the Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano