The Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb is proud to present Chicago’s famed Second City. On Saturday, April 9 Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City will appear at The Egyptian Theatre at 7:30 PM. This special performance will feature some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s fifty year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. The Second City’s Fair & Unbalanced takes unbridled comic pleasure in the foibles of our politicians, celebrities and even our significant others. No institution escapes the satiric eye of The Second City – from the blowhards of the Beltway to the Hollywood elite. Ripped from the stages of Second City’s legendary theatres in Chicago and Toronto, The Second City’s Fair & Unbalanced is a hilarious ride through present day America.
The Second City celebrates 50 years of cutting edge satiric revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends. Their alumni list reads like a who’s who of American comedy, as it includes: Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Horatio Sanz, Ryan Stiles, Jack McBrayer, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and countless others.
Fair & Unbalanced is sure to deliver a funny perspective on the troubles of the everyday world. Not only will an evening with The Second City provide audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, but they will also have the opportunity to see absolutely hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation. No topic or subject matter is off limits for The Second City. If your parents asked you not to speak about it at the dinner table, chances are it will be made fun of in an evening with The Second City.
Reserved Tickets for The Second City are $18-$25 and can be purchased through the Egyptian Theatre Box Office at 815-758-1225 or during box office hours which are Tuesday’s 2:00pm-6:00pm and Thursday’s 11:00am-3:00pm and tickets are always available online at www.egyptiantheatre.org. The Egyptian Theatre is located at 135 North Second Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL and is operated by the Preservation of the Egyptian Theatre, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.