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The Center For The Arts Presents The Second City’s Improv All Stars
Thursday, November 8th, 2018 8:00 PM at Foothills Event Center
“Second City does the comedy of shared experience more quirkily and savvier than most.” – Chicago Tribune
“A temple of Satire…” – Time Magazine
“The entire recent tradition of American satire can be summed up in three words: The Second City.” – The New York Times
“The troupe that gave us SCTV and inspired Saturday Night Live and Whose Line is it Anyway?!” – Chicago Tribume
“Legendary” – The New York Times
Chicago’s legendary comedy theater returns to Grass Valley on Thursday, November 8 with The Second City: Improv All-Stars, an irresistible hour of improvised comedy at the Foothills Event Center. The masters of the form will astound you with their talent, skill and wit – all without the aid of scripts or sets.
Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and has launched the careers of legends like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more.
The Second City began as a small comedy theater and have grown to become today’s leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With a variety of theaters, training centers and full-time, touring ensembles, you can find them all over the world.
The cast includes Stuart Mott (music director), Terrence Carey, Sarah Dell’Amico, Asia Martin, Olivia Nielsen, Chuck Norment and Griffin Wenzler.
STUART MOTT is a Chicago-based music director of improv and sketch comedy. He previously music directed for The Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Dawn and Breakaway and is thrilled be a part of The Second City National Touring Company. Stuart teaches in the music program at The Second City Training Center and can be seen playing regularly at The Annoyance, ComedySportz, and iO Chicago. He has music directed such groups as VAMP, Anarchy, Buzzed Broadway, Storytown, MINt, Shamilton, Wavelength, and Baby Wants Candy. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
TERRENCE CAREY comes from the deep south side—in Madison, Wisconsin. A graduate from Columbia College Chicago, with a degree in Theater and a concentration in Acting and Debt. You might have seen him in Second City theatricals such as #DateMe, Legendary Laughs, or Improv All-Stars. Terrence can as be seen performing or teaching workshops all over the city, with his improvised spoken word collective, that he co-founded: PREACH! Terrence is mad thankful to be a touring company member here at the Second City. Follow Terrence and everything he shouts out on his instagram @tbabybabybaby, please type the baby.
SARAH DELL’AMICO is from South Florida, 954 Fo Sho. She is currently a member of The Second City Touring Company’s Mighty Mighty Blue Co. Some of per past credits include Twist Your Dickens (The Goodman Theatre) & Fast Loud & Funny (UP Comedy Club). She is a graduate of The Annoyance Theatre and The 2015 Bob Curry Fellowship. Sarah loves her family so much as well as Gilda Radner & Tupac. Also – Cardi B is killing the game and she stands by that. OKRRR.
ASIA MARTIN is absolutely thrilled to be performing with The Second City! Originally from Washington D.C., she moved to Chicago to pursue acting and comedy. Upon graduating from DePaul’s Theatre School in 2015, she has done shows and readings at Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Timeline, Court, The Playground, The Crowd, The Revival, The Annoyance and Goodman Theatre. Catch her around town doing stand-up about her cats, partying with her spoken word improv troupe, PREACH, and making funny sketches with Huggable Riot. She sends love and kisses to her cute little mom, Alesha.
Olivia Nielsen is thrilled 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 can still see when she’s smiling, so no funny business.
CHUCK NORMENT hails from Newport News, Virginia. They can also be seen performing at iO with Virgin Daiquiris, Your Fucked Up Relationship and harold team Meridian. Chuck was a featured performer in Second City and NBCUniversal’s Breakout Comedy Festival in 2016. They are single as hell, so slip into their DMs on instagram @masculinehair.
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 tea ms at the iO and CIC theaters. He would like to thank his family and his haters for pushing him to new heights. Follow him at @BadBoyRkLobster.