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The Second City Unscripted - by Mike Thomas (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 272

Sub-Genre: Comedy

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Author: Mike Thomas

Language: English

Street Date: June 30, 2012
TCIN: 78570944
UPC: 9780810128446
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-1584


Since its modest beginning in 1959, The Second City in Chicago has become a world-renowned bastion of hilarity. A training ground for many of today s top comedic talents including Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, and Amy Sedaris it was an early blueprint for improv-based sketch revues in North America and abroad. Its immeasurable influence also extends to television, film, and the Broadway stage. Mike Thomas interviewed scores of key figures who have contributed to Second City s vast legacy its stars as well as those who worked and continue to work behind the scenes to create this entertaining and informative oral history. The story is equal parts legendary highlights, gossip, and insight into how the theater s brand of comedy was and is created. Unprecedented in scope and rife with colorful tales well told, The Second City Unscripted is an essential account of this iconic show business institution.


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