Chicago’s legendary comedy theater The Second City will mark its 54th year with the touring company’s “Happily Ever Laughter” series at Bainbridge State College on Thursday, Jan. 30, beginning at 7 p.m.

Drawing on classic material from The Second City archives as well as scenes ripped from the morning headlines, The Second City’s “Happily Ever Laughter” is a chance to see comedy stars in the making in an evening of smart, cutting-edge comedy.

The Second City is the leading brand in improvisation-based sketch comedy, and it is usually created at the moment it is performed. In its purest form, the dialogue, the action, the players create the story and the characters collaboratively as the improvisation unfolds in present time, without use of an already prepared, written script. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences of The Second City always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends.

Many of comedy’s brightest stars have hit the road with The Second City Touring Company including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Bill Murray and most recently, “Saturday Night Live” current stars Cecily Strong and Jason Sudeikis.

Scheduled performers for the Bainbridge show are Ariel Dumas, Kelsey Kinney, Eddie Mujica, Jasbir Singh, Jamison Webb and Casey Whitaker.


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