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The Second City unscripted : revolution and revelation at the world-famous comedy theater

Mike Thomas 1970- author.

First edition.. 2009

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (PN 2277 .C42 S4525 2009 )()

  • Title:
    The Second City unscripted : revolution and revelation at the world-famous comedy theater
  • Author: Mike Thomas 1970- author.
  • Description: 1959-61: Coffee and comedy, hanging with Hef, and the birth of a sensation / Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris, Paul Sills -- 1961-67: Big Apple bound, naked sonatas, and the reign of King David / Robert Klein, Joan Rivers, David Steinberg, Fred Willard -- 1967-74: How to speak hippie, return of the guru, and a bowl full of fuck / John Belushi, Del Close, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Betty Thomas -- 1973-78: Livin' large with Johnny Toronto, the fury of Murray, and taking off in the great white north / Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Dave Thomas -- 1975-84: SCTV : Count Floyd, Johnny LaRue, and a couple of hosers, eh / John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas -- 1975-80: Saturday Night Live, the Brothers Belushi, and a mom away from mom / Jim Belushi, Tim Kazurinsky, Shelley Long, George Wendt -- 1975-85: Mummy opium, death of a hero, and the end of an era / Dan Castellaneta, Mary Gross, Richard Kind -- 1978-91: Triumphs in Toronto, shake-ups in Chicago, and a van down by the river / Chris Farley, Bonnie Hunt, Mike Myers -- 1988-95: Out with the old, in with the new, and a sweet talker in sweatpants / Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris -- 1995-2007: Renaissance on Wells Street, chaos in Canada, and the falls of giants / Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer -- 2007-present: Offing Obama, liberal leanings, and a still-beating heart -- Epilogue.
    Descriptions of Chicago's Second City comedy theater group as told to the author by troup members and historical information collected by the author.
  • Local Note: acq2019the
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Publisher: New York : Villard
  • Format: xiv, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780345514226;ISBN 034551422X;ISBN 9780810128446;ISBN 0810128446
  • Subjects: Second City (Theater company); Second City (Theater company); Comedians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Anecdotes; Actors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Anecdotes; Actors; Comedians; Illinois -- Chicago; Anecdotes; Anecdotes; Nonfiction
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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