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Second City Hits Home at Hoag Hall Thursday

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The Second City Hits Home
The Second City Hits Home

Submitted by Jodi Schlossberg and Katrica Everett-Miller

If you like laughing, classic comedy, Saturday Night Live, or just need a little chuckle, then you aren’t going to want to miss The Second City Thursday at CSU-Pueblo. The traveling group, Second City Hits Home, will perform Thursday at 7 p.m. in Hoag Hall, and the event is free for students.

According to the group’s website, Second City sketch comedy groups specialize in improvisation comedy,  which was originally a game created to expand on a performer’s stage presence and “on the spot” dialogue. It quickly became a favorite with younger audiences, and now Second City has groups that tour the states, and companies in Chicago and Toronto.

Second City has been delighting audiences for more than 50 years and has launched the careers of such comic geniuses as John Belushi, Bill Murray, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Martin Short, John Candy, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey and countless others.

The Second City shows consist of short scenes, songs, and improvised comedy sketches that have audiences crying with laughter.

Spending an evening with The Second City is something you won’t regret. The groundbreaking comedy group provides audiences with a chance to see the latest talent, hilarious satire, and improvisation. No topic or subject is off limits.

It’s possible that these talented people who perform Thursday will be on the big screen in the near future, so don’t miss your chance to see these amazing performers up close and personal before they get their big breaks.

Here is a little about the Second City Hits Home comedians who will be on stage at Hoag Hall Thursday.

Lisa Barber is a graduate of The Second City’s Conservatory and Writing program, Lisa has her own web series called “Growing Alice.”

Jo Feldman attended college in Israel and Chicago and became a Second City intern at 19.  Jo has toured with Second City and also performs with Sears Tower at the iO Theater and Mike Marunowski in Feldmanowski.

Julie Marchiano has toured with Second City Theatricals and performs with “Storytown,” “American Standard,” “That Just Happened” and “Gunner.” Check Julie out at www.juliemarchiano.com

Chucho Pérez has a rap group named “Handsome Naked” and also performs with Pimprov Friday nights.  You can follow Chucho on Twitter at @TheChuchoPerez

Nick Rees is a University of Missouri, Second City Conservatory and iO graduate.  Nick has performed with “The Playground” and at iO.

Adam Schreck graduated from Denison University.He is an ensemble member of The Second City Improv All-Stars and Go, Improv, Go as well as one half of the duo”Sweethearts.”