If Kenan was not enough to satisfy the comedy crave, OUAB is welcoming famous comedy group The Second City to the buckeye stage. On October 3 students have the opportunity to witness critically-acclaimed improv theatre at 7:30 in the Ohio Union East Ballroom.
The troupe is famous for hosting a slew of well-known alumni, including comedians like Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley and Tina Fey, among many others. They first performed in December 1959, according to their website (www.secondcity.com). Their locations now include Toronto and Hollywood.
They will perform the “Best of Second City Show” on Monday, which combines their best sketches and songs from the course of their 55-year history. The group will be returning to Columbus after two nights at the Lincoln Theater this past weekend.
The event also features student group 8th Floor Improv, who will perform sporadically throughout the event, sometimes in conjunction with The Second City.
Earlier that same day, at 3:30pm, The Second City will be offering a workshop for any students interested in learning more about the art of comedy improv. The Second City’s Lecture/Demonstration workshop introduces the essential elements of Second City style scenic improvisation through a combination of lecture and audience participation.
Second City performing members will include Katie Kershaw, Amy Thompson, Danny Catlow, Emma Pope and Columbus natives Tyler Davis and Nate Varrone this Monday. Varrone is also a former buckeye, having studied English when he attended OSU.
Varrone spoke with The Columbus Dispatch about his excitement to perform in his hometown once more. “It will be awesome,” he said, “to come back to perform comedy in Columbus.”
Tickets for the show are still available at the Ohio Union Info Desk, now TWO per BuckID.
If interested in participating in the workshop at the Ohio Union, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name.#. Space is limited, so the sooner, the better!
Time: 7:30pm (Doors at 6:30)
Location: Ohio Union East Ballroom
*Workshop location details will be emailed to you individually if signed up to participate.
Written by: Elizabeth Tzagournis