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The Best of The Second City

Comedian Casey Whitaker and friends give you a sentimental glimpse into the glory days of the heralded improv troupe Venue: The Times-Union Center – Terry Theater Date: January 31st at 8pm Tickets: $50 Contact: www.artistseriesjax.org *********** Positioned in a city famous for hundreds of different things and having seemingly a thousand different nicknames, it is no small feat that the improv group has become a Chicago institution and landmark standard bearer of comedy greatness for the past six decades. The company has launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, and countless other comedy giants who …

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Chicago Stacked Improv

Event: Chicago Stacked Improv Date: July 9 Doors at 7pm, starts 8 pm Venue: Jacksonville Comedy Club Tickets: $10 + tax Contact: 646-HAPPY (4277) I’ll go ahead and get my bias out of the way upfront: I have never been a big fan of improvisation style comedy. While some comedy critics swear by it, shows like , where comedians are given random words and props and then come up with corresponding off-the-cuff bits to go along with them, have just never appealed to me and oftentimes even come off as a little embarrassing. Of course, this is not the first …

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