October 14, 2003
Comedy coming to Cowley in form of The Second City
Comedy fans rejoice!
The Second City, the theatre that launched the careers of such comic greats as John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner, is coming to Arkansas City.
Cowley County Community College is hosting The Second City at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Robert Brown Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $6 for students K-12 and Cowley students. Tickets may be purchased from the Sid Regnier Bookstore, 207 W. Fifth Ave., or by calling (620) 441-5277.
Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. It is possibly best known for its famous alumni, many of which have gone on to standout careers on Saturday Night Live and later on the big screen.
The Second City has been touring its hilarious and inventive evening of sketch comedy and improvisation to a variety of audiences all over the world. Comedy lovers in south central Kansas will have a chance to see some of the best and brightest in the world of comedy.
Connie Bonfy, Cowley’s director of institutional grants and arts programming, said Second City’s performance should be fun from start to finish.
“Second City is one of the first comedy troupes we’ve had at Cowley, so we’re very excited about them coming,” Bonfy said. “Without a doubt, it will be a hilarious evening for everyone who attends.”
The political nature of Second City’s satire is fast, funny and light. It is designed to take the audience away from their everyday problems, even if it’s just for an hour or two.
The Second City Touring Company takes its act on the road throughout the year to venues all over the world. The four touring companies from the United States and the one from Canada perform “Best of Second City” revues featuring some of the greatest scenes, songs, and improvisations from the vast archives of The Second City.
As always, a Second City evening is a musical and comedic adventure in rip-roaring, fast-paced, up-to-the-minute satire, plucked directly from the day’s headlines and with long-time favorites from the company’s archives.