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Chicago’s Second City brings talents for comedy night

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The Second City actors. Photo courtesy of the Office of Student Activities
The Second City actors. Photo courtesy of the Office of Student Activities

The Second City from Chicago presented their talent in the form of a comedy night on Feb. 1, in Hoag Hall at Colorado State University- Pueblo.

The event started with the announcement of no photography and video recording during the show, for the sake of keeping the performer’s comedy and humor copyrighted. Soon after that, all the four actors came on stage to take comedy to the next level.

“In the very first scene, I knew this was going to be an extremely intense night full of comedy,” Ahmet Cobanoglu, a student at CSU-Pueblo, said.

The Second City Comedy Company used a different way to approach comedy. They do not plan or script their humor, as other comedy performances might.  Instead, for every scene, the audience recommended a topic for the comedians to perform.

“It was hilarious, really clever and good night for good laughs,” Olivia Elly, a student at CSU- Pueblo, said.

The Second City team pretended to finish the show an hour and half after the start, and received a standing ovation for their performance. Upon asking the audience for some more humor, the whole auditorium said yes.

“It was so hilarious and those who missed this wonderful night should definitely come next year,” Vanessa Gallegos, a work study student at the Office of Student Activities, said.

Some special moments of the evening included gay humor, Mr. Calm and Quiet, mom-son love, during flight napping and most importantly the flying shoe moment, which was unplanned and by chance flew off and through the window located on the right side of the stage.

More of the Second City actors. Photo courtesy of the Office of Student Activities
More of the Second City actors. Photo courtesy of the Office of Student Activities

“The shoe flying scene caught the most attention in the end as the actor herself was in a shock, since this scene happened unexpected,” Kayleen St. Louis, graduate assistant supervisor at OSA, said.

“Watching that shoe scene completely freaked me out, made my stomach hurt at the end and my teeth started dancing and my knees were giggling from left to right,” Jeff Meigs, a work study student at OSA, said.

“In my opinion Second City is the best thing to come to CSU-Pueblo in years and this night brought close friends and family members together to share joy and utmost happiness,” Cassie Bedford, a CSU- Pueblo student, said.

Upon the ending of the show, the applause lasted for three minutes.