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

Author: Mike Thomas
Publisher: New York : Villard, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Descriptions of Chicago's Second City comedy theater group as told to the author by troup members and historical information collected by the author.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Thomas
ISBN: 9780345514226 034551422X
OCLC Number: 299708856
Description: xiv, 272 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Mike Thomas.

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Descriptions of Chicago's Second City comedy theater group as told to the author by troup members and historical information collected by the author.

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