Looking forward to laughing so hard you cry, shoot milk out of your nose, or fall out of your chair? That’ll probably be the case when Second City comes to the Holy City for the College of Charleston’s parents' weekend. The world famous Chicago comedy club opened its doors in 1959 and will bring its touring comedians to perform two shows on Sept. 28. Part of the Happily Ever Laughter tour, the comedians will combine improv and scripted bits to perform sketches that have made the company famous over the last 53 years.
“They’ve been around for a long time and they’ll be reviving some of their skits,” says Mike Robertson, CofC’s Senior Director of Media Relations.
“Many of comedy’s brightest stars have hit the road with the Second City Touring Company including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Keegan Michael Key, and most recently, current Saturday Night Live stars Cecily Strong, Tim Robinson, and Jason Sudeikis,” according to CofC’s news page.
The Second City website names Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner as their first Second City Cast in Toronto and later cast members included John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, and Martin Short. You don’t have to be the parent of a cougar or a cougar see this show that will have you LOL-ing because a general admission ticket is only $20. Two 75 minute performances will take place at the Sottile Theatre with doors opening at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show. The second show starts at 10 p.m. with doors opening an hour before the troupe hits the stage. Buy tickets on the College of Charleston's website.