Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chicago’s Second City returns to Liberty

Comedy tour company turns 50


By SABINA DANA PLASSE
Express Staff Writer

The Second City Tour Company, from top left, is Ross Bryant, Tim Robinson, Edgar Blackmon, Dana Quercioli and Megan Wilkins. Photo by

Chicago's legendary comedy theatre company The Second City is on tour with its 50th anniversary show. The Second City will present two shows at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey on Thursday, Jan. 14, and Friday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for main floor reserved seating and $25 for balcony reserved seating.

The Second City on tour features the next generation of comic greats performing a diverse array of sketches and songs, as well as off-the-cuff improvisation that can provide completely unexpected comic brilliance. From the battle of the sexes to the battles at the voting booth, The Second City provides a hilarious and insightful look into contemporary American culture.

The comedy performances began in a converted Chinese laundry on Chicago's north side in 1959. In 2010, The Second City has established itself as the premier comedy institution in the world.

The Second City alumni list includes comedy greats such as Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Martin Short, George Wendt, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Chris Farley, Ryan Stiles, Mike Myers, Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey.

No topic or subject matter is off-limits for The Second City; if your parents asked you not to speak about it at the dinner table, chances are it will be made fun of in an evening with The Second City.

For tickets, call 578-9122 or stop by the box office located at the Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St. in Hailey, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sabina Dana Plasse: splasse@mtexpress.com




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