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The Second City

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The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise, best known as the first ever on-going improvisational theater troupe in the United States. It is known also for the inclusion of live, improvised music during their performances. It began in 1950s, as small groups of undergraduates, including young actors such as Mike Nichols and Elaine May, who met at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap, a bar on the University of Chicago campus, which later became the Compass Players, a 1950s cabaret revue show. The Second City Theatre opened on December 16, 1959 and has since expanded its presence to several other cities, including Toronto and Los Angeles. The Second City has produced television programs in both the United States and Canada including SCTV, Second City Presents, and Next Comedy Legend. Since its debut, the Second City has consistently been a starting point for comedians, award winning actors, directors, and others in show business.

PortraitMike Nichols
h 1931-2014 US
PortraitAllaudin Mathieu
p *1937 US
PortraitAlan Arkin
rec, g *1934 US


Title Artist Year Type
The Second CityThe Second City2000Compil.
Survival KitThe Second City1982Album
The Second City Writhes AgainThe Second City1969Album
From The Second CityThe Second City1962Album
Comedy From The Second CityThe Second City With Howard Alk And Alan Arkin And Severn Darden And Andrew Duncan And Barbara Harris And Mina Kolb And Paul Sand And Eugene Troobnick1961Album
The Sound Of My Own VoiceSevern Darden And The Second City With Howard Alk And Alan Arkin And Andrew Duncan And Barbara Harris And Mina Kolb And Paul Sand And Eugene Troobnick1961Album
The Cosa Nostra StoryThe Second CityAlbum
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