October 19, 2019 8:00 pm - October 20, 2019 12:00 am
Meydenbauer Center Theatre: The Second City, National Tour
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Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Price: Tickets range from $29 to $75 and are available online
There’s a reason the biggest names in laughter all catapulted their careers at The Second City…it’s been the funniest place on the planet since ‘59! Come witness the next generation of comedy superstars put their spin on the legendary comedy company’s greatest hits, re-booted and re-imagined for today at Meydenbauer Center Theatre on Saturday, October 19.
The Second City’s engagement in Bellevue will feature their Greatest Hits Sketch Comedy show and later that evening a special “ Improv All-Stars” performance, an irresistible hour of improvised comedy. The masters of the form will astound you with their talent, skill and wit– all without the aid of scripts or sets. From sketch comedy to original songs to world-famous improv, The Second City will leave you rolling in the aisles!
To celebrate The Second City’s Chicago roots, the venue is offering an exclusive VIP experience, including an opportunity to meet with the cast of the show and enjoy a Chicago-themed spread of noshes put together by Meydenbauer Center’s renowned and creative in-house culinary team.
Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.
The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and a comedy revolution began. The small cabaret theater has grown to become the most influential and prolific comedy empire in the world, developing an entirely unique way of creating art and fostering generation after generation of superstars.
In 1976, Second City launched “SCTV,” which has been hailed as one of the greatest sketch comedy series of all time. The two-time Emmy winner featured an all-star cast made up of Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty, and Rick Moranis. Today, The Second City is home to a world-class entertainment company, continuing to produce premier talent in all three of its locations–Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood–and entertaining more than one million audience members a year. From Steve Carell to Keegan-Michael Key, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, Chris Farley to Mike Myers, Second City’s imprint is all over film, television and beyond.
Located in downtown Bellevue, Meydenbauer Center Theatre is Bellevue’s premiere professional performing arts facility. It opened in 1993 as a cultural resource for the city and is owned and operated by Bellevue Convention Center Authority. https://www.meydenbauer.com/theatre-meydenbauer