August 7, 2017 Share

Second City Improv & Comedy Perform in Princeton

The Princeton Senior Resource Center – Your Go-To Place for Aging Well – is delighted to present The Second City comedy and improv troupe as our headline act for our annual benefit performance on Sunday afternoon September 24, 2017 – 4 to 6 pm. Join us at the Princeton High School Performing Arts Center, intersection of Walnut Lane and Franklin Ave, Princeton, NJ.

VIP tickets with a post-performance reception are on sale now through the PSRC website-PrincetonSenior.org, General admission tickets will be available mid-August. Hope you come and join the fun!!!

We are also offering two raffles in concert with our Second City event: Wine and Dine packages worth $1200 – 125 tickets sold, $100 per ticket; and two weeks in Rincon, Puerto Rico, valued at $2000; 75 tickets to be sold at $75 per ticket.

Go to our website for VIP Tickets and raffle information
(general admission tickets will be available later in the summer.)

A Brief History of The Second City:
The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959. No one could have guessed that this small cabaret theatre would become the most influential and prolific comedy theatre in the world.

With its roots in the improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City developed an entirely unique way of creating and performing comedy. Founded by Spolin’s son, Paul Sills, along with Howard Alk and Bernie Sahlins, The Second City was experimental and unconventional in its approach to both theatre and comedy.
At a time when mother-in-law jokes were more the fashion, The Second City railed against the conformist culture with scenes that spoke to a younger generation.

Alumni of The Second City – such as Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris, Robert Klein, David Steinberg and Fred Willard – began to cement the theater’s reputation for developing the finest comedic voices of each and every generation. With the debut of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, populated by Second City Alums
John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Gilda Radner, the theatre became internationally known for its ever-increasing roster of comedy superstars.

Soon, Second City’s sister-theater in Canada developed its own sketch comedy series, SCTV, hailed as one of the greatest comedy series of all time and featuring an all-star cast that included Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty and Rick Moranis.

Today, The Second City continues to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry. From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey – The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium.

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