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The Second City Unscripted: Revolution and Revelation at the World-Famous Comedy Theater

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Since its modest beginning in 1959, The Second City in Chicago has become a world-renowned bastion of hilarity. A training ground for many of todays top comedic talents—including Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, and Amy Sedaris— it was an early blueprint for improv-based sketch revues in North America and abroad. Its immeasurable influence also extends to television, film, and the Broadway stage. Mike Thomas interviewed scores of key figures who have contributed to Second Citys vast legacy —its stars as well as those who worked and continue to work behind the scenes—to create this entertaining and informative oral history. The story is equal parts legendary highlights, gossip, and insight into how the theaters brand of comedy was and is created. Unprecedented in scope and rife with colorful tales well told, The Second City Unscripted is an essential account of this iconic show business institution.

 

Synopsis:

Since its modest beginning in 1959, The Second City in Chicago has become a world-renowned bastion of hilarity. A training ground for many of todays top comedic talents—including Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, and Amy Sedaris— it was an early blueprint for improv-based sketch revues in North America and abroad.

About the Author

Mike Thomas is a staff writer for the Chicago Sun-Times. He has also written for Esquire, Smithsonian, and Salon.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810128446
Author:
Thomas, Mike
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Humor-Comedy Business and Criticism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
Revolution and Revel
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
39 b/w
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Since its modest beginning in 1959, The Second City in Chicago has become a world-renowned bastion of hilarity. A training ground for many of todays top comedic talents—including Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, and Amy Sedaris— it was an early blueprint for improv-based sketch revues in North America and abroad.

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