Most of the living cast of SCTV reuniting for Netflix special directed by Martin Scorcese
The five surviving members of SCTV’s original cast, plus Martin Short, will reunite for a Netflix special filming this spring in the United States and Canada. Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara and Dave Thomas also are joining Short for “An Afternoon with SC... [Read More]
Dave Foley Gets Into the Holiday Special Spirit
Holiday specials, for the most part, are a family affair. In general, they are (at best) sweet adventures or (at worst) cloying cash-grabs. There is a sweet spot for holiday specials, however, that make them entertaining for every member of the family and not something the older folks in the room dr... [Read More]
Dave Foley Gets Into the Holiday Special Spirit
Holiday specials, for the most part, are a family affair. In general, they are (at best) sweet adventures or (at worst) cloying cash-grabs. There is a sweet spot for holiday specials, however, that make them entertaining for every member of the family and not something the older folks in the room dr... [Read More]
Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, and More Will Reunite for a Second City Benefit Next Month
A bunch of Canadian comedy legends are reuniting next month for an all-star benefit in Toronto. The one-night-only benefit, called Take Off, Eh!, will be held at Second City Toronto on Tuesday, July 18th, and the proceeds of the event will go to Dave Thomas’s nephew Jake as well as the Sp... [Read More]
Second City Toronto putting on all-star SCTV fundraiser for nephew of Dave Thomas
Jake Thomas, nephew of SCTV star Dave Thomas, sustained a massive spinal cord injury this January that has left him paralyzed from the waist down. To help not only Jake and his family, but also help fund research and other patients at Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Dave Thomas has organized an all-star... [Read More]
Watch John Candy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, and More in a 1982 ‘SCTV’ Cast/Crew Softball Game
No matter how successful your comedy career might get, it’s always important to take some time out for some recreation now and then. That’s exactly what the cast and crew of SCTV are up to in a newly unearthed video from 1982 featuring SCTV stars like John Candy, Rick Moranis, Catherine ... [Read More]
The Next Wave 2015: The Top Up-and-Coming Comics in Los Angeles
by Samantha Pitchel Welcome to the second semi-annual edition of The Next Wave, Splitsider’s roundup of exciting new comic voices from around the country. Splitsider readers are no doubt familiar with most of the established stand-ups in the country – ones who have risen up via TV appea... [Read More]
Watch Michael Keaton Improvise with Dave Thomas and Catherine O'Hara in 1988
by Megh Wright Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, a... [Read More]