Those Times ‘Don’t Get Me Started’ Got Started on Improv
If doing improv is your dream, there’s never been a better time to be alive. There are more resources than ever to consume if you want to learn how to do great improv: dozens of theaters, hundreds of teachers, books and blogs to read, hours of shows to watch on YouTube, and a myriad of [&helli... [Read More]
Prepare for Tax Day with This 2007 Clip from The Second City
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, and over t... [Read More]
Prepare for Tax Day with This 2007 Clip from The Second City
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, and over t... [Read More]
Kelly MacFarland Gets Comfortable
Standup comedian and long-time improviser Kelly MacFarland is finding the funny in her new life as an “older” suburban stepmom. Her new album, You Woke Up Today!, follows her debut album Bombshell with tales of how much can change in just a few years. MacFarland treats her material &mdas... [Read More]
Episode #133: TV Land’s “Teachers,” The Katydids
Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Kathryn Renée Thomas met in various Chicago improvisational theaters, and with a shared name and a dream between them, formed The Katydids. They’ve sold a sitcom to NBC and a feature film screenplay, but... [Read More]
Episode #129: Nina Conti
Nina Conti is the only child of actors – her father, Tom, is a Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee. As for Nina, she began her career as an actress at the Royal Shakespeare Company before her mentor Ken Campbell convinced her to become a ventriloquist. Nina won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2002... [Read More]
Nina Conti is ready to get “In Your Face” for her New York debut at Barrow Street Theatre
Nina Conti has performed in New York City before, “way back years ago” in Greenwich Village, then about five years ago at the 59E59 Theatres. But when Conti returns next week for a limited run, she’ll be making her proper debut off Broadway. “This is probably my biggest deal ... [Read More]
Nina Conti is ready to get “In Your Face” for her New York debut at Barrow Street Theatre
Nina Conti has performed in New York City before, “way back years ago” in Greenwich Village, then about five years ago at the 59E59 Theatres. But when Conti returns next week for a limited run, she’ll be making her proper debut off Broadway. “This is probably my biggest deal ... [Read More]
Nina Conti is ready to get “In Your Face” for her New York debut at Barrow Street Theatre
Nina Conti has performed in New York City before, “way back years ago” in Greenwich Village, then about five years ago at the 59E59 Theatres. But when Conti returns next week for a limited run, she’ll be making her proper debut off Broadway. “This is probably my biggest deal ... [Read More]