Happy 2014 RIP Birthday to the Guru of Ten Thousand Comedians, the Legendary Improv Master Del Close
Today is the birthday of the creator or the legendary "How To Talk Hip," one of the hippest and funniest comedy records ever created.
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Detroit Free Press
You haven't lived here until ... you chuckle at Gilda's LaughFest
IS THAT SOME NEW HOLIDAY? No, it's a comedy festival, held at various sites around Grand Rapids, created by the local Gilda's Club as a fund-raiser for free cancer, grief and emotional health programs.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
The Globe and Mail
Canadian comedian Stacey McGunnigle lands lead in NBC pilot
You can't say you weren't warned. In a Globe review of a Second City comedy show last summer in Toronto, the charisma of the writer-actress Stacey McGunnigle was singled out.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
411's Top 30 WrestleMania Matches of All Time: #30 - Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle
In past years we have done special countdown columns, ranking the shows, rating them overall, discussing special aspects of the big event, and even columns that have served as odes to the matches and moments that are etched into our minds.
Tina Fey Recalls Her "Worst" Audition: It Involves McDonald's, Her Scar and a Perm-Watch Now
Tina Fey wasn't always the queen of TV. Before the 30 Rock star hit it back with her own show and being the head writer on Saturday Night Live , Fey spent her free time going on commercial auditions.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Bill Murray Honors Harold Ramis At The 2014 Oscar Awards
Last night's Oscar ceremony definitely had its share of touching moments, and Bill Murray was responsible for one of them.
Exit Interview: Adam McKay
When Malvern's Adam McKay left Temple University and moved to Chicago, he ran through the American Comedy All-Star Circuit - from Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade to writing for Saturday Night Live , where he met future collaborator Will Ferrell.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Second City Comedy comes to Camden
The Second City Comedy Troupe from Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theater will bring its "Happily Ever Laughter" show to the downtown Camden Opera House Friday night, March 14. The show, featuring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City's 52-year history, starts at 7:30 p.m. The Second City is truly a Chicago ... (more)
Second City Remembers Harold Ramis in Touching Tribute
The Second City will never forget one of its most accomplished alumni - Harold Ramis.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Henson Alternative's Puppet Up! Set for Eccles Center, 3/9
Uncensored. Really. The Jim Henson Company 's puppets are unleashed for an evening of outrageous, funny performance with a devilish and most decidedly adult edge.
Ghostbusters star dies
Ramis died aged 69, surrounded by family at his Chicago home, from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife Erica Mann Ramis said.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
The Papillion Times
Omaha comic writing for 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
"Late Night with Seth Meyers" made its debut last night, and an Omahan was behind some of the funny business.
President Obama's statement on the passing of Harold Ramis
Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Harold Ramis, one of America's greatest satirists, and like so many other comedic geniuses, a proud product of Chicago's Second City.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
The News Tribune
5 classic comedies Harold Ramis helped create
Here are five smash comedies created in part by Ramis, who died Monday at age 69: - "Animal House": Fond of quoting from this all-time frat house favorite? Chances are you're quoting at least something written by Ramis, who worked on the screenplay with Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller.
Harold Ramis dies; Jake "The Snake" has cancer
Harold Ramis, who co-wrote and appeared as Dr. Egon Spengler in "Ghostbusters" with Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, has died, according to an attorney for the actor/writer/director.
Attorney for Harold Ramis says actor has died
A spokesman for United Talent Agency says Ramis died early Monday morning of complications from an autoimmune inflammatory disease.
Harold Ramis dead at 69, starred in Ghostbusters, SCTV
Actor-director Harold Ramis laughs as he walks the red carpet to celebrate The Second City's 50th anniversary in 2009 in Chicago.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Chris Farley's Matt Foley Was Livin' in a Van Down by the ...
Motivational Speaker Matt Foley was arguably Chris Farley 's most famous character.
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Chris Farley before SNL
Like so many comedians before him Chris Farley got a start with Second City comedy troupe.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
The Southtown Star
Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show,' Seth Meyers...
Long before Jimmy Fallon got his "Late Night" gig, let alone "The Tonight Show" throne, he visited Second City to take in a show and "pay homage."