Laugh your way to Valentine’s Day with The Second City, Feb 12

Friday, February 4, 2011

Add some laughter to your Valentine’s Day weekend as Edmonds Center for the Arts welcomes The Second City, Saturday February 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available on-line or by phone at (425) 275-9595; ticket prices are $15-$35.

Celebrating “51 years of funny”, The Second City began in Chicago in 1959, launched by a group of creative and intellectual University of Chicago students in an environment that was ripe for social and political satire. Their popularity quickly spread and world comedy domination began with their first Broadway appearance in 1961 and their first London appearance in 1962. The Second City firmly established its comedy reputation with the debut of Saturday Night Live in 1974, featuring Second City alumni John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner. Other alumni of The Second City include such comedy greats as Harold Ramis, John Candy, Martin Short, John Candy, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey and Steve Carell, just to name a few. With theatres and Training Centers in Chicago and Toronto, a Training Center in Hollywood, 11 full time touring ensembles, corporate and theatrical divisions as well as television and film operations, The Second City has been called "a Comedy Empire" by the New York Times.

Their latest touring production, Fair and 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 and Unbalanced is a hilarious ride through present day America.

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), is a non-profit performing arts facility located in picturesque downtown Edmonds, Washington. Located in the historic original Edmonds High School building, ECA was remodeled and opened in October 2006 to be a cultural resource for the Puget Sound region through performing arts presentations, community partnerships and education outreach programs.


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