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"Blockers" Director Kay Cannon Directing Biopic About Improv Legends Del Close and Charna Halpern
Cannon comes from an improv background herself, having met Tina Fey in Chicago while both were involved with Second City and ImprovOlympic She'll direct a script by Rich Talarico and Alex Fendrich, both of whom are also products of ImprovOlympic. Editorial credit: DFree / Del and Charna were instrumental in building ImprovOlympic into a hallowed institution[...]
Catherine O'Hara Talks her 'Beetlejuice' Audition: She Almost Didn't Go
When you think about Catherine O'Hara, do you automatically go to films like Home Alone, any of Christopher Guest's films, or on tv with Schitt's Creek? Perhaps her early days with Chicago's famed Second City comes to mind, or her time with SCTV? Or, for the Disneyphiles, the voice of Sally in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas? For[...]
Gina Torres
And while USA is part of the NBCU, they couldn't exactly call it Chicago Politics… I think Dick Wolf now owns the name Chicago… so the new series will be called Second City, another nickname for the Windy City. There are two schools of thought regarding where the Second City name came from — the first[...]
Writer, Actor Tino Insana Of Bobby's World Fame Dies At 69
Their hard work and dedication to their art would eventually catch the attention of the producers from now-legendary improv club/group The Second City. Insana would spend the next seven years learning and perfecting his craft before branching-out from The Second City with his own comedy/improv group, The Graduates, with fellow Second City alums Jim Staahl and[...]