Enjoy a few laughs with your Valentine as The Second City comes to the Edmonds Center for the Arts this Saturday Feb. 12. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are available online at www.ec4arts.org or by phone at 425-275-9595; ticket prices are $15-$35.
The Second City began in Chicago in 1959, launched by a group of creative and intellectual University of Chicago students in an environment that was ripe for social and political satire. Their popularity quickly spread and world comedy domination began with their first Broadway appearance in 1961 and their first London appearance in 1962. The Second City firmly established its comedy reputation with the debut of Saturday Night Live in 1974, featuring Second City alumni John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner.
Other alumni of The Second City include such comedy greats as Harold Ramis, John Candy, Martin Short, John Candy, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey and Steve Carell, just to name a few. With theatres and Training Centers in Chicago and Toronto, a Training Center in Hollywood, 11 full time touring ensembles, corporate and theatrical divisions as well as television and film operations, The Second City has been called “a Comedy Empire” by the New York Times.
Their latest touring production, Fair & Unbalanced , takes unbridled comic pleasure in the foibles of our politicians, celebrities and even our significant others. No institution escapes the satiric eye of The Second City – from the blowhards of the Beltway to the Hollywood elite. Ripped from the stages of Second City’s legendary theatres in Chicago and Toronto, The Second City’s Fair & Unbalanced is a hilarious ride through present day America.