Chicago’s Second City Comes to DahlonegaAugust 23 | Posted by editor | Events, Lumpkin, News Tags: North Georgia College & State University
Dahlonega, GA – Chicago’s popular sketch-comedy theatre show, The Second City: Laughing Matters will appear at North Georgia College & State University on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. The revue features some of the top sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s 52-year history.
The Second City: Laughing Matters is a revue that examines society and brings out the humor of everyday life. Anything that graces the screen of a television, the cover of a magazine or the speakers of a radio is fair game to the cast members, who bring lightheartedness to often difficult subjects.
Founded by Paul Sills, Howard Alk and Bernie Sahlins, The Second City opened in Chicago in December 1959. Well known for its cutting-edge satire, The Second City has also been the starting ground for many up-and-coming comedians. Some of its most famous alumni include Joan Rivers, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Martin Short, John Candy, and Bill Murray. It currently maintains resident stages in Chicago and Toronto, and touring ensembles entertain more than one million guests each year.
The show will be in the Shott Auditorium of North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. Tickets for The Second City: Laughing Matters are $20 ($10 with valid North Georgia ID) and can be purchased at NgcsuPerformingArts.org or 706-864-1423.