The Second City Touring Company

The Second City Touring Company

 Glen Allen, Virginia, USA
BandComedy

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Kevin MaC charms audiences with his infectious personality and his unique brand of “Southern Swag”—a fresh, cool sound where country and hip hop meet. He has shared stages and written songs with some of the music industry’s biggest names.

Biography

The world's premier comedy theater is The Second City. Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Jane Lynch, Keegan-Michael Key, Ryan Stiles, Jason Sudeikis, Cecily Strong, Tim Meadows, John & Jim Belushi, Bill Murray, Rachel Dratch, Colin Mochrie, Martin Short, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Scott Adsit and Jack McBrayer are just a few of the hundreds of celebrities who started their comedic careers at The Second City.

Often described as “Saturday Night Live” meets “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” The Second City performs Sketch, Musical & Improvisational comedic theater at colleges & performing arts centers around the world.

Always thought-provoking, challenging, intelligent and incredibly funny, The Second City is unique…combining the best of audience-tested material from thousands of performances over the past 50 years with current, cutting-edge topical issues. If your parents told you it wasn't polite to discuss it at the dinner table, you'll most likely hear Second City bringing it up at their show!

Professionally trained, the actors, musical director & tech director deliver two 45-minute acts often followed by an all-improv encore.

Second City's Touring Companies are offering four shows for the 2013-2014 touring season:
• The Second City Goes to College (perfect for Orientation and Welcome Week)
• The Best of The Second City, titled “Happily Ever Laughter”
• The Second City’s Improv All Stars (a 1-hour, improv-only show)
• The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue (great for an end-of-semester stress-relief show)

Add one of their 9 available workshops to your show and learn the art of improvisation.

The Second City celebrated their 50th Anniversary in December 2009 receiving a slew of national press and media. Their viral videos of "Sassy Gay Friend" from The Second City Network are currently some of the most popular downloads.

“Brilliant”- TIME Magazine
“Legendary” – The New York Times
“An Amazing Evening” – Arizona State University
“Outstanding” – Indiana University
“Exceptional” – University of Virginia

Discography

Books:
The Second City - Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theater by Sheldon Patinkin (pub 2000, Sourcebooks)

The Second City - Almanac of Improvisation by Anne Libera (pub 2004, Northwestern University Press)

Set List

Second City's show is 2 45-minute acts of cutting-edge sketch, music and improvisational comedy, often followed by an encore set of all improv, running another 10-30 minutes. The Second City Touring Companies change their shows every year.