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  Variety.com - NBC U gives Second City a second look
Second City CEO Andrew Alexander said the arrangement reps the first time his company has fielded a full-time development exec in Los Angeles.
It's a homecoming of sorts for Second City: The comedy troupe's Toronto branch was behind "SCTV," which ran on NBC in the early 1980s.
Second City VP Kelly Leonard, the company's top creative exec, will also be heavily involved in the new deal.
www.variety.com /article/VR1117951610.html?categoryid=14&cs=1   (629 words)

  
  Second city - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The second city of a country is the city that is (or was) the second-most important, usually after the capital or first city, according to some criteria.
In Australia, Melbourne is sometimes referred to as the second city, behind the largest city Sydney (although neither is the national capital; this is the comparatively small Canberra; compare to New York City, Chicago and Washington D. in the United States, or Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia in Brazil).
In Canada, Toronto was referred to as the second city before the late 1970s when it overtook Montreal in population and the centre of the financial industry moved from St.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Second_city   (555 words)

  
 The Second City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto.
Second City Television, or SCTV, was a Canadian television sketch comedy show offshoot from the Toronto troupe of The Second City that ran from 1976 to 1984.
Notable alumni of the Cleveland Second City troupe
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Second_City   (774 words)

  
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The troupe chose the self-mocking name "Second City" from the title of a disdainful article about Chicago by A.J. Liebling that appeared in The New Yorker magazine in 1949.
In the late 1970s Second City Chicago became a source of players for the "Saturday Night Live" television show, which borrowed many of the writing and performing techniques pioneered by Second City and other improv groups.
The Second City is also a nickname in the USA for Chicago, playing upon the fact that for many years it was second in population only to New York City.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/s/se/second_city.html   (269 words)

  
 Second City Theatre
Opened December 16, 1959, at 1842 N. Wells St., the Second City cabaret theater was founded by a group of bright young artists, including many University of Chicago alumni, who had worked in such earlier, folded Chicago companies as the Playwright's Theatre Club and Compass Players.
Second City's success became a key factor in establishing the legitimacy of homegrown talent in Chicago theater and prepared the way for the major 1970s expansion of resident theater in the city.
Second City's ownership shifted from cofounder Bernard Sahlins to Canadian Andrew Alexander in 1985.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/1128.html   (299 words)

  
 Second City slays Obie crowd
The Second City, an improvisational and sketch comedy theater school, was named for the inferiority complex of its home town, Chicago; the poor thing lived in constant darkness, blanketed by big ol’ New York City and her tremendous theater community.
Second City’s National Touring Company, currently a group of six, performed a three-act show consisting of a musical number, some classic sketch scenes, several silent scenes and a surprise third act, entirely improvised.
Second City fully deserves its status as the best sketrov has to offer and Oberlin was lucky to have been included on its tour this year.
www.oberlin.edu /stupub/ocreview/2004/9/10/arts/article4.html   (709 words)

  
 Second city - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In Australia, Melbourne is sometimes referred to as the second city, behind the largest city Sydney (although neither is the capital; this is the comparatively small Canberra).
Based on formal city boundaries the City of Birmingham is larger than the City of Manchester, although these formal city boundaries should not be regarded as the sole criteria; for instance, the City of London is very small.
The City of Manchester joined with the neighbouring City of Salford and eight other "Boroughs" to become Greater Manchester, which for many years, in population terms at least, was slightly larger than the West Midlands, giving some credence to its claim on second city status.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Second_city   (801 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Second Chinese city shuts down water plant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
YILAN, China (AP) — A second city in northeast China shut down a water plant on a poisoned river, fearing contamination from the approaching toxic chemicals, a city official said Saturday.
Jiamusi is the second-biggest Chinese city affected by the spill, after the major industrial center of Harbin upstream suspended running water for 3.8 million people for five days after benzene polluted the water supply.
The city is in a corner of Russia being forced to cope with China's dramatic economic development, and live with the runoff from some 80 million Chinese upriver.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-12-03-second-chinese-city_x.htm   (839 words)

  
 Second City Reunion (1993)
The somewhat awkward title, Early Second City Players Reunion, may have led some of those entering the Door Community Auditorium to believe that they were in for an evening of classic scenes from Chicago's pioneering satiric theatre.
Del himself had performed at Second City in the early days and had subsequently graduated to directing such performers as Gilda Radner, John Belushi and Andrea Martin in dozens of editions of the revue in both the home theatre in Chicago and the Toronto extension.
A few days before, Barbara Harris (who graduated from the first Second City company to star on Broadway and in movies) had phoned Close to tell him that she intended to drive up from Chicago to watch their friends play.
www.improvcomedy.org /articles/scity_reunion.html   (1241 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Second City: Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theater (book with 2 audio CDs): Books: Sheldon ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Second City Almanac of Improvisation by Anne Libera
Patinkin was one of the early directors at the Second City, the risk-taking comedy cabaret that opened in Chicago in 1959.
Second City's potent impact on theater, film and TV is revealed in its lengthy alumni list, which includes the likes of John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Betty Thomas, Tim Meadows and Ryan Stiles.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1570715610?v=glance   (1886 words)

  
 The Second City | Chicago
Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a Chicago landmark and a national treasure.
The Second City Training Center operates a third theatre in the Piper's Alley complex on Wells Street called Donny's Skybox Studio Theatre.
The Second City also has touring troupes that take our shows on the road, a Training Center that teaches improvisation, acting, writing, and other skills, and a corporate communications division that services the business world.
www.secondcity.com /?id=theatres/chicago   (315 words)

  
 Second City Nanny :: Nanny Services and Nanny Jobs for the Chicago metro area
Second City Nanny specializes in bringing together local nannies and families.
Second City Nanny is a public service, brought on by the fact that when we were searching for a nanny in the area, we found the process to be entirely too difficult and time consuming.
If a family or nanny doesn't login to Second City Nanny for 4 consecutive weeks, we will send out a notice asking if they are still actively looking for a nanny or family (as the case may be).
www.secondcitynanny.com /faq.html   (787 words)

  
 Vegas4Visitors Shows - Second City
Before there was "Saturday Night Live" and "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" there was Second City, the Chicago comedy group that spawned "SCTV" and the careers of John Belushi, Mike Myers, Martin Short, Gilda Radner, and a host of others.
For a couple of years now Las Vegas has been blessed by its very own Second City company at the Flamingo Las Vegas and I’m happy to report the show, while totally different, is just as good as it was the first time I saw it.
For the uninitiated, Second City is not stand-up comedy, with a guy in front of a brick wall with a microphone.
www.vegas4visitors.com /shows/detail/secondcity.htm   (488 words)

  
 Second City at Manchester College
Second City is known for its political satire and original characters.
Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become the career facilitator for some of the world's best comedians, actors, writers and directors.
Chicago, The Second City has theaters and training centers in Toronto, Detroit, Las Vegas and Cleveland, as well as theaters in New York and Los Angeles.
www.manchester.edu /OCA/PR/files/News/SecondCity04.htm   (361 words)

  
 CBC Arts: Second City seeks new act for touring troupe
Among the new formats the theatre troupe may consider are all-star shows that team the troupe with Second City alumnae, or musicals (either existing works or shows now under development by Second City talent).
The Canadian Second City troupe moved in September from its former location on Blue Jays Way in Toronto to a new $1.5-million theatre on Mercer Street.
Second City Toronto created the SCTV series and boasts famous alumni such as Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers and Martin Short.
www.cbc.ca /story/arts/national/2005/11/09/Arts/secondcity_051109.html   (1130 words)

  
 Rebels take Haiti's second largest city - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Rebels captured Haiti's second-largest city with little resistance yesterday, claiming Cap-Haitien as their biggest prize in a two-week uprising that has driven government forces from half the country.
Rebels said their force of about 200 only really fought at the airport, where they said eight people were killed in fighting with militant civilians loyal to President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Rebels captured Haiti's second-largest city with little resistance, their biggest prize in a two-week uprising that has driven government forces from half the country.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20040222T210000-0500_56108_OBS_REBELS_TAKE_HAITI_S_SECOND_LARGEST_CITY.asp   (1228 words)

  
 No longer second in Second City - The Boston Globe
Don't feel bad if you had not been aware of Willie Harris's existence on this earth, or if you didn't know he was the second major leaguer ever produced by the town of Cairo, Ga., the first being a fellow named Jackie Robinson.
Scott Podsednik sacrificed him to second, and pinch hitter Carl Everett moved him 90 feet closer to the Promised Land with a grounder to second.
And so it was up to Jermaine Dye, 32 years old, perhaps not as sound of body as he once was, but in a serious groove, with a hit in each game and 2 for 3 in this one.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2005/10/27/no_longer_second_in_second_city   (1056 words)

  
 LOUISIANA'S SECOND CITY
Developers are relying on these stats to put the capitol city on the retail map.
The sprawling metro area is the result of 70-year-old zoning policies created to separate residential areas from the chemical factories and other industrial areas that fuel Baton Rouge's economy.
Despite an 8.6 percent drop in the population between 1990 and 2000, due in part to residents moving to bigger cities, such as New Orleans or smaller, neighboring parishes like Livingston to save on housing costs, there's still a demand for retail in mid-sized markets.
retailtrafficmag.com /markets/retail_louisianas_second_city/index.html   (986 words)

  
 Theater Blog - Stage Actors Blog - Online Discussion for Theatrical Performers - Live Theater Industry Blogs: Second ...
Some years ago, I wrote a book called Something Wonderful Right Away about the early days of Second City, the Chicago troupe that proved improvisationally-based theatre could be a viable format.
Second City started in 1959 and continues to flourish in Chicago.
I've been going to shows at Second City since the late '60 and have had the pleasure of seeing many of the leading stars of our time in some of their first, tentative efforts.
backstage.blogs.com /cues/2006/06/second_city.html   (385 words)

  
 The Second City | Las Vegas
For The Second City, Inc.: Kelly Leonard is Vice President, Tom Yorton is President; Lou Carbone is Chief Financial Officer and Andrew Alexander is Chairman and CEO of The Second City.
The Tuesday night performance is an all improvised revue called The Second City Scriptless and is performed by a separate cast of five improvisers.
Second City Las Vegas also operates a Training Center, offering classes in the creation of sketch comedy, improvisation, and comedic writing.
data.secondcity.com /index.php?id=theatres/lasvegas   (657 words)

  
 Second City Television
Second City Television (SCTV) was a popular comedy television show originating from Canada that ran in the late 1970s and early 1980s in a variety of incarnations.
Pulling much of its talent and ideas from the Chicago and Toronto Second City comedy venues, the show became an important pipeline for comedians, especially Canadians, into the mainstream of the U.S. entertainment market.
Further, this program, with its markedly satirical view of television and North American culture in general, is an important contribution to the notion that Canadian humour is ironic, self-deprecatory and parodic.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/S/htmlS/secondcityt/secondcityt.htm   (666 words)

  
 Second City Tickets - Second City Theater Tickets - Theatre Ticket Brokers
If the Second City tickets you are looking for are not available, please check back as our inventory is constantly updated.
All Second City tickets are shipped via Federal Express.
Unless specifically stated, we are not affiliated with any official Second City website, any Second City box office or any Second City fan clubs, partners, or sponsors.
www.coasttocoasttickets.com /comedy/secondcity_tickets.shtml   (444 words)

  
 Second City Sighting
Second City, one of America's best-known stand-up comedy and inprov clubs, is on its way to Philadelphia.
The creative team for Philadelphia's Second City will be headed by two native sons of Pennsylvania — David and Joe Flaherty — who helped bring the Second City name into the mainstream through the late, great TV-satire series, SCTV.
Joe will be in charge of everything from casting at the new club to Second City's training center for new performers.
www.citypaper.net /articles/012397/article019.shtml   (190 words)

  
 Las Vegas Show tickets -- ShowTickets.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2004, Las Vegas, NV ----- The Second City and Jam Theatricals are proud to announce the opening of an all-new completely improvised show, “Second City Scriptless” at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 10:30pm.
A special night of completely improvised comedy performed by current members of The Second City — Las Vegas cast as well as the hottest new talent developed by The Second City Training Center.
Featuring classic and new improv games, songs, and plenty of audience interaction, “Second City Scriptless” is a truly hilarious unscripted, uncensored romp with the masters of improv comedy — The Second City.
www.showtickets.com /?pg=BuyNow&egKey=2058130209&eventtype=1&CFID=859567&CFTOKEN=98206732   (172 words)

  
 City of Ottawa
Unfortunately, the city had to wait 27 years in the cramped quarters through the depression, the Second world War and the early post-war years before finding a new permanent home.
The reason for the discontinued use was the amalgamation of the new City of Ottawa in the year 2000.
This second city Hall was built behind the first one that was later demolished and was located on the present site of the NAC.
www.carleton.ca /ccph/associated_projects/webpage/cityofottawa.htm   (528 words)

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