Chicago’s Famed Second City Comes to Colorado State University - Pueblo

Chicago’s Famed Second City Comes to Colorado State University - Pueblo
Second City, Laughing MattersPUEBLO –  Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City: Laughing Matters will appear at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 1 in Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Hoag Recital Hall, featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s 50-plus-year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. 

With economic uncertainty, political gridlock and a dearth of Khardashians clogging up our televisions, laughing has never mattered more, and The Second City is here to bring some well needed silliness and hilarious spontaneity to a world in need of some comic relief. The Second City: Laughing Matters puts comedy first in a wickedly funny revue that skewers and celebrates in equal doses.

The Second City celebrates more than 50 years of cutting edge satiric revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe.   With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends.  Whether it’s ripped from the morning headlines or a classic gem from their 50 year archives, The Second City is always a laugh out loud hit.

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, including Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, John Candy, Shelley Long, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey among others.    

Admission is free to CSU-Pueblo students, faculty, staff, and the Pueblo community. However, seating is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis, and thus not guaranteed. Parents should be strongly advised that this performance is not recommended for children as The Second City uses strong language and sexually explicit content.

For more information, contact Gena Alfonso at 549-2687.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.