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Author Thomas, Mike, 1970-

Title The Second City unscripted : revolution and revelation at the world-famous comedy theater / Mike Thomas.

Publication Info. New York : Villard, [2009]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  792.09773 THO    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Non-Fiction - GALY-13  792.0977 THO    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Adult Non Fiction - MTBB-2  792.09773 THO    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  792.0977 THO    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  792.0977 THO    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  792.09 THOMAS    AVAILABLE
 Wilmington PL Adult Non Fiction - WLBB-2  792.09 THO    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  792.09773 THO    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Adult Non-Fiction - YKBB-4  792.09773 THO    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-264) and index.
Summary Descriptions of Chicago's Second City comedy theater group as told to the author by troup members and historical information collected by the author.
Contents 1959/61: Coffee and comedy, Hanging with Hef, and The birth of a sensation / Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris, Paul Sills -- 1961/67: Big Apple bound, Naked sonatas, and The reign of King David / Robert Klein, Joan Rivers, David Steinberg, Fred Willard -- 1967/74: How to speak hippie, Return of the guru, and A bowl full of fuck / John Belushi, Del Close, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Betty Thomas -- 1973/78: Livin' large with Johnny Toronto, The fury of Murray, and Taking off in the great white north / Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Dave Thomas -- 1975/84: SCTV : Count Floyd, Johnny LaRue, and a Couple of Hosers, eh / John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas -- 1975/80: Saturday Night Live, the Brothers Belushi, and A mom away from mom / Jim Belushi, Tim Kazurinsky, Shelley Long, George Wendt -- 1975/85: Mummy opium, Death of a hero, and The end of an era / Dan Castellaneta, Mary Gross, Richard Kind -- 1978/91: Triumphs in Toronto, Shake-ups in Chicago, and A van down by the river / Chris Farley, Bonnie Hunt, Mike Myers -- 1988/95: Out with the old, in with the new, and A sweet talker in sweatpants / Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris -- 1995/2007: Renaissance on Wells Street, Chaos in Canada, and The falls of giants / Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer -- 2007/present: Offing Obama, Liberal leanings, and A still-beating heart -- Epilogue.
Subject Second City (Theater company)
Comedians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Anecdotes.
Actors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9780345514226 hardcover alkaline paper
034551422X hardcover alkaline paper

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