Comedy nerds rejoice: Second City is heading to the Englert

Second City in IC!
Three ensembles are putting on the show, with Second City’s GreenCo making the trip to Iowa City.

Looking for a laugh this weekend?

The Second City, Chicago’s legendary comedy club, will be stopping at the Englert Theatre this Friday and Saturday on their “Happily Ever Laughter” tour. For 53 years, Second City has been producing sketch comedy perhaps second only to Saturday Night Live. Much like SNL, with each decade they are new faces, and always new superstars.

The extensive list of alumni is beyond impressive — Bill Murray, the Belushis, Chris Farley, Steve Carell and Tina Fey are just a handful of those that got their start with Second City. Their current cast may not ring any bells, but if history has proved anything, any one of them could blossom into the next comedy icon. In fact, just two years ago, cast member Cecily Strong made the following with Second City, and now she’s taking over SNL’s Weekend Update:

Expect to see a wide array of comedy, including provocative skits, stand-up, satires, audience interaction, impersonations and improvisation. Ticket information is available here.

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