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Author Thomas, Mike, 1970-

Title The Second City unscripted : revolution and revelation at the world-famous comedy theater / Mike Thomas.

Publication Info. New York : Villard, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  792.09773 THOMAS    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  792.7028 THOMAS    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-264) and index.
Summary Descriptions of Chicago's Second City comedy theater group as told to the author by troup members and historical information collected by the author.
Contents 1959-61 : Coffee and comedy, hanging with Hef, and the birth of a sensation / Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris, Paul Sills -- 1961-67 : Big Apple bound, naked sonatas, and the reign of King David / Robert Klein, Joan Rivers, David Steinberg, Fred Willard -- 1967-74 : How to speak hippie, return of the guru, and a bowl full of fuck / John Belushi, Del Close, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Betty Thomas -- 1973-78: Livin' large with Johnny Toronto, the fury of Murray, and taking off in the great white north / Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Dave Thomas -- 1975-84: SCTV : Count Floyd, Johnny LaRue, and a couple of hosers, eh / John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas -- 1975-80 : Saturday Night Live, the Brothers Belushi, and a mom away from mom / Jim Belushi, Tim Kazurinsky, Shelley Long, George Wendt -- 1975-85: Mummy opium, death of a hero, and the end of an era / Dan Castellaneta, Mary Gross, Richard Kind -- 1978-91 : Triumphs in Toronto, shake-ups in Chicago, and a van down by the river / Chris Farley, Bonnie Hunt, Mike Myers -- 1988-95 : Out with the old, in with the new, and a sweet talker in sweatpants / Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris -- 1995-2007 : Renaissance on Wells Street, chaos in Canada, and the falls of giants / Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer -- 2007-present : Offing Obama, liberal leanings, and a still-beating heart.
Subject Second City (Theater company)
Theater -- United States.
Comedians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Anecdotes.
Actors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9780345514226 hardcover alkaline paper
034551422X hardcover alkaline paper
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