Second City at Moraine Valley

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Second City at Moraine Valley

Come to Moraine Valley Community College’s Dorothy Menker Theatre to see the legendary The Second City’s new traveling show “The Second City Hits Home” January 26, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Inn & Suites Hotel at Midway!

Need some laughs in your life? Got the winter blahs? The legendary comedy team from the North Side of Chicago travels to the far Southwest Side to bring you and your friends an evening of improvisational comedy, in “The Second City Hits Home.”

Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns with a new show featuring hilarious sketches, songs, and improvisation about Palos Hills and Moraine Valley Community College to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the arts center. Doing what they do best, The Second City finds laughs in everything from local history, events and hot-button issues to headlines from the Daily Southtown and the Glacier student newspaper, and mixes these with a generous portion of classic Chicago-style sketch and improv.

Chicago is ground zero for improv comedy. Starting at the historic Hull House with acting teacher Viola Spolin, then Mike Nichols and Elaine May, along with Spolin’s son and producer Bernie Sahlins, The Second City has become a landmark in the history of comedy. Its alumni include Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Gilda Radner, Steve Carrell, John Belushi, Tim Raines, Michael Che, Stephen Colbert, Bob Odenkirk, and the list goes on and on. “Saturday Night Live” annually raids Second City for new cast members.

Moraine Valley Community College’ Dorothy Menker Theatre is located at 9000 West College Parkway in Palos Hills. For tickets to see “The Second City Hits Home,” go online to presenter=MVCC&event=19CITY&tck=true and follow the prompts.

The Best Western Inn & Suites Midway Hotel, just minutes away from Moraine Valley Community College’s “The Second City Hits Home,” offers affordable guest rooms, free breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a fitness center. Special AAA rates are available. Call the property direct at (708) 497-3000.