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East Peoria Times-Courier - East Peoria, IL
  • The Second City bringing Revue to ICC

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  • Chicago’s legendary comedy troupe, The Second City, performs its Dysfunctional Holiday Revue at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria.
     
    The Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue delivers a healthy dose of seasonal satire with holiday film classics, family gatherings, and improvised Christmas Carols. Nothing is too sacred for a performance that is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows.
    The show will provide audiences with the chance to see more of tomorrow’s stars of comedy today, performing hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation – all with a special holiday slant. It’s a fast-paced, interactive comedy revue filled with style and wit where even Rudolph is fair game.
     
    The show is rated R for some adult language and mature themes.
     
    Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world’s best and brightest. Their alumni list reads like a Who’s Who of American Comedy, as it includes: Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Horatio Sanz, Ryan Stiles and countless others.
     
    The Second City performed at Illinois Central College earlier this year. The cast of that May performance included one performer—Cecily Strong—who joined the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live this season as a featured player.
     
    Tickets cost $25 for all ages and can be purchased online at www.ArtsAtICC.com. For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call the box office at 694-5136.

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