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Virtual comedy Oct. 16 with the Second City "Improv House Party”

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Oct 07, 2020

The Second City brings comedy to your couch with their “Improv House Party,” a virtual performance presented by the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. CST.

The Second City’s best improvisers, both current and alumni, join forces from across the country to bring you a night of fun-filled distraction. Virtual audience members will participate live with The Second City in creating a singular online experience, as their suggestions influence every aspect of this interactive, playful and hilarious performance.Second City Improv House

“While we can’t be together in person quite yet, the James Lumber Center hopes you will join us during this transformational time as we continue to add events to our ever-evolving, virtual 2020-2021 season of professional events online,” says Gwethalyn Bronner, executive director of the JLC.

Rooted in the groundbreaking improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and a comedy revolution began. The small cabaret theater has grown to become the most influential and prolific comedy empire in the world, developing an unconventional and entirely unique way of creating art and fostering generation after generation of superstars, including Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Fred Willard, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

Today, The Second City is home to a world-class entertainment company, continuing to produce premier talent in all three of its locations -- Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood-- and entertaining more than one million audience members a year. From Steve Carell to Keegan-Michael Key, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, Chris Farley to Mike Myers, Second City’s imprint is all over film, television, and beyond.

Virtual Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by phone at (847) 543-2300 or by sending an email to clcboxoffice@clcillinois.edu. Phone lines are open Monday-Friday, Noon to 5 p.m. Phone lines will also be open from 6:30 p.m. to 7:25 p.m. on Oct. 16. On the day of the show, ticket purchasers will receive an email with a link to online access to the performance.