Second City Brings Cutting-Edge Comedy to Ball Theater
by Howard Hewitt
September 22, 2010
The legendary Second City Improv Group will be performing at 8 p.m., Friday, in Ball Theater. Students get in free, all other tickets are $10. Second City is best known for sending many of its past members on to Saturday Night Live and other comedy careers.
The weekend Homecoming performance highlights their current show “Fair and Unbalanced.” Alums who got their start at Second City include: John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Steven Colbert, Tina Fey, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, and many others notable alums.
“Not only will an evening with The Second City provide audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, but they will also have the opportunity to see absolutely hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation,” the group offered in a press release. “No topic or subject matter is off limits for The Second City. If your parents asked you not to speak about it at the dinner table, chances are it will be made fun of in an evening with The Second City.”