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Highlights From the Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano


The Funniest Rick Perry Spoofs

Matt Wilstein | Posted 03.20.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

With his offensively named hunting ranch, drunken speeches and inability to remember all three of the government agencies he would shut down, there was plenty to make fun of in 2012's "Oops" candidate.

WATCH: Herman Cain's Lost Black History Minute From 1991

Posted 11.28.2011 | Comedy

Herman Cain wasn't always confused about what he thought about Libya. Back in the early '90s, he was confused about what he thought about black histor...

WATCH: Taste Test Gets Out Of Hand

Posted 12.12.2011 | Comedy

Who would have thought that Kraft's Cracker Barrel Cheese would put out one of the funnier commercials we've seen in a while? In this video, a woma...

Jason Linkins

Occupy Wall Street Gets A 'Media Makeover' From Andy Cobb | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.05.2011 | Media

While the Occupy Wall Street movement is in its third week, and seemingly growing by the day, the media has, with a few notable exceptions, demonstrat...

Goodbye Spokesman, Hello SpokesMOM

Julianna W. Miner | Posted 11.27.2011 | Parents
Julianna W. Miner

Perhaps it's an overdue acknowledgment from the corporate and advertising worlds of something we all already know.

FLASHBACK: SCTV's Rick Moranis Is 'Turning Japanese'

Posted 09.16.2011 | Comedy

Dangerous Minds posted a clip from this classic SCTV sketch earlier today, and we just had to track down the whole thing. "The Gerry Todd Show," s...

From the Father of Our Country to the Brat Pack in Three Easy Biographies

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

If your summer reading includes Ron Chernow's MASSIVE George Washington: A Life, you're going to need some relief, aren't you? Here are a few biographies that are sometimes edifying and a bit more, uhhh, recreational.

WATCH: Are You A Hufflepuff?

Posted 09.06.2011 | Comedy

Harry Potter doesn't premiere until next week, but to tide you over The Second City Network has released these behind-the-scenes interviews with peopl...

Chicago Improv Festival: Some Can't Miss Acts

| Jessica Radloff | Posted 06.25.2011 | Chicago

From Second City to IO, Chicago knows how to bring the laughs, and now it will show the rest of the world too during the Chicago Improv Festival runni...

WATCH: 11 Funniest Glenn Beck Parodies

Matt Wilstein | Posted 06.06.2011 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

A look back at the funniest parodies Glenn Beck has inspired during his short-lived reign as the craziest person on TV.

Quick! Get to Chicago Before the Window Closes on 25 Years of The Oprah Winfrey Show

Pam Grout | Posted 06.03.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

The good news? Tickets to the show are free. Bad news? Getting them is akin to getting an audience with Kate Middleton.

WATCH: What If Black Swan's Nina Had A Sassy Gay Friend

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Spoiler alert! If you haven't seen "Black Swan" this video will pretty much ruin all the plot points for you. But if you have seen it, you'll apprec...

'Den Mother' Of Second City Dies At Age 80

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A woman known as the "den mother" to alumni of Chicago's famed The Second City comedy club including John Belushi, Gilda Radner and Bi...

Get Festive: Chicago's Holiday Happenings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Yes, it's cold out there. But don't let the low temperatures kill your holiday buzz. Now through the 25th, the city is jam-packed with festive events....

Jason Linkins

WATCH: Second City Takes You Inside The TSA Explaining Room | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

One of the important things to remember when you are receiving that special hands-on once-over from an overworked and underpaid TSA agent at the airpo...

This Weekend: Take A Funny Walk Around Old Town With Second City

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So it's not officially the last weekend of summer, but it is September now, and after Labor Day, everything suddenly starts to feel a little more seri...

Second City Performer Hired As 'Saturday Night Live' Writer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lorne Michaels of "Saturday Night Live" made several trips to Chicago this month--recruiting performers from Second City and iO theater to bring back ...

Jane Lynch Talks 'Glee,' 'Shrek' And Her Life In Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times | Fan Fare | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"I'm a Chicago girl," says Jane Lynch. "Born here. Raised here. Lived in Chicago for years. Take me to the Pump Room!" While growing up in Dolton, ...

'Othello': The Sassy Gay Friend Version (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Even in his comedies, Shakespeare had to make everything dramatic. And who loves drama more than sassy, gay men? In Shakespeare's "Othello," Desdemon...

Rush Limbaugh Takes Over Second City: Rush's Musical Debut A Hilarious One

Huffington Post | Marilyn Soltis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit The year is 2014. With the help of Donald Rumsfeld, Ann Coulter and Karl Rove, Rush Limba...

Report On Polar Bear Plunge, Rush Limbaugh Musical, Illinois Elections

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From Rogers Park to the Beverly, Chicagoans never have a shortage of things to do or see. We want to report on as much of this great city as possible,...

Rush Limbaugh: The Musical?

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Move over, Rod. The folks at Second City are moving on to an even bigger...character: Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh! The Musical hits Chicago this mont...

Keeping Score in Chicago Episode 29: One Miller High Life Too Many

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

A rather crappy week in Chicago: Da Bears suck, suicide strikes Mayor Daley's inner circle and a Steelers fan claims a Bears fan made him blind.

Second City Chicago Holds 24-Hour Charity Event

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Second City Chicago is wrapping up 24 hours of improv comedy to benefit charity, which began Tuesday at 6 p.m. The event, "Letters to Santa," lasts...