Second City comedy troupe coming to Tulsa

In need of something different? Something to help tickle your funny bone perhaps? Look no further than the University of Tulsa’s Reynolds Center Thursday night when The Second City improv comedyalt troupe rolls onto campus as part of the 2010 TU Homecoming festivities.

The Second City has a long and storied history dating back to 1959 when it opened as a theatre in Chicago. The unique form of improvisational and sketch comedy it is known for has produced some of the biggest talents of the last 50 years. It’s popularity grew enough that it expanded to open theaters in Toronto and Los Angeles. It currently boasts 11 full time touring ensembles with a full slate of shows scheduled across the United States and Canada.

Among some of the more widely known alumni of the program are Fred Willard, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Candy, and Saturday Night Live stars John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd,  Mike Myers, Bill Murray,
Chris Farley and Tina Fey. It’s Chicago training center is touted as ‘the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world.’

Thursday’s show, titled "The Second City Goes to College: The FAFSA and the Furious," will kick off at 7 p.m. This new show featuring archival and new material is said to focus on life on and off campus "from creepy roommates to academic probation." It promises to be a fun night and a great chance to see some stars of the future at a great price.

General admission tickets are available at the Reynolds Center box office, or by calling 631-GOTU. Tickets are free for TU students, and cost just $10 for the public.