Early this week, the founder of Improv Olympic (iO), one of the most important comedy theaters in the country, inadvertently lit a fire under the Chicago comedy community’s ass.
Let's take a trip back to 1997, when Tina Fey was performing improv as part of Chicago's Second City. In this video, Fey imitates the calm, soothing tones of a WBEZ host (named Lynn Mahevic) who waxes poetic about the cultural significance of the banana and "its place in religion and history and art—its resonance in…
If you've been following Ladies Looking, Second City's series of videos of women reading the gay hook-up messages that creator Tim Paul has received, you already know what you're about to see is both hilarious and educational. If you haven't seen the series yet, you should buckle in and prepare for a bumpy ride.
I don't know what's more awkward here, the content of some of these messages—"I want to cum in your beard"—or the spelling and grammar typos that abound when one is looking frenziedly for someone to host, but it's hilarious when the women of Second City read messages from some of the most popular gay sex apps aloud.
Recently, internet cat sensation Lil Bub made his comedy debut on the hallowed stage of Chicago's Second City, a legendary comedy theater that has served as proving ground to countless future giants of comedy. I'm sorry to inform but Lil Bub is not among them. Turns out, Lil Bub fucking sucks at improv.
What do you call it when you misrepresent yourself as someone's desired partner, don't listen when she repeatedly tells you to leave, come uninvited into her room and penetrate her while she just lies there? Well, at a recent New York City improv festival, this guy, who by his own account did just that, called it…