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The Center For The Arts Presents The Second City Laughing For All The Wrong Reasons

Sunday, November 14, 2021

7:30pm, doors open at 6:30

  • Reserved Seating: $35 – $40
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Funny ‘cause it’s true. Look back and laugh. Too soon. This time, the Second City is Laughing For all the Wrong Reasons. The Second City is here to break all the comedy rules they made famous in this all-new, all-hilarious revue that will leave you laughing…and questioning your very existence on this lonely planet. Okay, maybe not questioning your existence–but you’re guaranteed to re-think everything you thought you knew about what’s funny! Starring the next generation of comedy superstars, there are about a bazillion right reasons to not miss this show!


Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny​,​ The Second City is celebrating nearly sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.  


Rooted in improv, The Second City spurred a comedy revolution developing an entirely unique way of creating art and fostering generations of superstars. Second City Touring Companies perform electrifying revues and original productions across North America.

Meet the Cast



MAUREEN BOUGHEY is a member of the Second City Touring Company. With Second City, Maureen has also performed at The Kennedy Center in Generation Gap, aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Gem in several sketch and improv shows, and as an understudy in the Mainstage production, Algorithm Nation or the Static Quo. She is a graduate from the Syracuse University Drama Department and is on the harold team, Revolver at iO Chicago. 

BEN LARRISON is thrilled to be performing with The Second City. He is originally from New Haven, Connecticut, and is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory. Ben performs regularly at The Annoyance Theatre and iO Chicago, and is the creator of the #SquirrelTruth campaign. He would like to thank his family and friends for all their incredible support.

CLAIRE MCFADDEN is a writer, actor, and filmmaker from Evanston, IL. By day, she writes jokes and trivia for Jackbox Games. By night, you can find her performing as part of sketch duo Spooky Dookie or improvising at iO with State
Schramps and LL Cool Beans. She’s a big fan of whales and a major hater of sharks.

OLIVIA NIELSEN is delighted to be performing with The Second City. A New York native, Olivia moved to Chicago after graduating from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, with a double major in Theater and Psychology. She has performed with Second City aboard the NCL Gem and can be seen performing around Chicago with her sketch duo, OPIE, and Lil’ Tooties (iO). She is proudly represented by Grossman & Jack Talent. She can still see when she’s smiling, so no funny business.

ALLISON REESE is a Chicago based comedian. Allison was featured in the 2019 JFL and Comedy Central showcases, as well as the 2018 SCOUT showcase. Her one-woman show You Listen To White People Music? was a Chicago Tribune recommended show. Allison is a 2016 Bob Curry Fellow and an Urban Twist alum. She is the founder/creator of Matt Damon Improv at the Annoyance. Allison is also very grateful for her fiancé and their future dog that they will surely not name “Frank”.

GRIFFIN WENZLER is originally from Nashville, TN, but now he lives in Chicago because that is where comedy lives. He can be seen performing with Trigger Happy at the Annoyance Theater every Wednesday as well as with house teams at the iO and CIC theaters. He would like to thank his family and his haters for pushing him to new heights.


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