The Second City: 50 Years of Funny

Will the next Tina Fey, Bill Murray or Stephen Colbert be on the stage of the WMPAC this January 11? It is impossible to know, but given the incredible success of these and many, many other Second City alumni, the odds are very good. From SCTV to Saturday Night Live, on stages in Chicago and Toronto and on tours around the world, Second City has been spreading its trademark comedic and improvisational sensibility for half a century, and the institution the New York Times calls “a comedy empire,’ is now a ‘diversified entertainment company’ with one compelling mission: Laughter, and lots of it.

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