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Chicago's Famed Second City Comes to UW


January 22, 2009 — Chicago's legendary comedy theatre, The Second City, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium. The free performance will feature some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City's 45-plus year history.

Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world's best and brightest. Their alumni list reads like a who's who of American comedy as it includes: Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Horatio Sanz, Ryan Stiles and countless others.

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. No topic or subject matter is off limits for The Second City.

The ASUW Student Activities Council sponsors the free program. Individuals with disabilities needing accommodations can contact Mike Lange at (307) 766-2752 or mlange@uwyo.edu.

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009

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