THE SECOND CITY ~ SECOND CITY FOR PRESIDENT ~ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 ~ 8PM
THE SECOND CITY – SECOND CITY FOR PRESIDENT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
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Do you have electoral fatigue? Do polling numbers and spin doctors have you reeling?
Then, The Second City has the perfect remedy, Second City for President: a gut-busting comedy revue that doles out laughter at the expense of both sides of the aisle as well as comedy that is decidely unpolitical, uncensored and unabashedly hilarious. Second City for President runs on a strictly pro-comedy platform.
The Second City celebrates over 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.
The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improv and has been delighting audiences for over 50 years. Link to Website
NICOLE C. HASTINGS, a native of Northern California, has been performing improv in Chicago for a couple of years. Since training at the Second City Conservatory and Music Improvisation program as well as iO, Nicole has performed with the Second City Training Center’s SketchCo and Infinite Sundaes, and she proudly continues to perform with her all-female team Eleanor. A graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University in New York, she has a life goal of going somewhere entirely new every year. Nicole thanks her mom, family and friends for their unending support.
BARRY HITE couldn’t be happier to join this talented lot of folks. Hailing from rough and tumble Mechanicsville, Virginia, he performs with several ensembles around Chicago including Bullet Lounge, Family Tree House Boast Accident, The Improvised Shakespeare Company and Close Quarters. He thanks Second City for this opportunity, his family and friends for their support and Laura for everything.
ADAM PEACOCK grew up just outside of Detroit and attended Eastern Michigan University. He was a cast member in the Theatrical The Second City’s Got Balls: An Evening Of Sports Comedy in Detroit and most recently was a cast member for the Second City on the NCL Spirit and NCL Pearl. Adam can also be seen performing with Ghostman and Schitck Mahorn. He would like to thank his mom, grandparents, the entire Motley Crew, the Wolfpack and all of his pals.
PAT REIDY Performing with the talented members of the Second City Touring company is a dream come true for Pat. He has appeared in many original productions with sketch groups Cowboy Don, Batch 285, and his original show Pat Reidy Fails: LIVE!!! He is proud to have been a part of many productions at the Annoyance Theater where he also teaches improv. Pat would like to thank The Second City for this amazing opportunity, as well as Mick, Jen, Nick, his family, and his girlfriend Ali for all their love and support.
EMILY WALKER hails from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. She has studied improv, sketch comedy and musical improv with The Second City and I.O. She’s performed in numerous sketch and improv shows all over Chicago and in NYC, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Louisville and Nashville. She was a part of the The Second City’s Training Center’s House Ensemble, with whom she performed Six Degrees of Desperation, and has performed for The Second City on The NCL Spirit and EPIC. She and Chelsea Devantez make up the musical comedy duo “Ding!” She would like to thank Second City for this amazing opportunity.
BARRY BRANFORD (Stage Manager) is a proud new addition at Second City. He has stage managed at a wide variety of venues across Chicago, New York, and Atlanta, where he’s often been found working on new scripts or incomprehensible avant-garde pieces, including several World and American premieres. Some personal favorites include Hamletmachine and A Couple of Poor, Polish Speaking Romanians (Trap Door Theatre), T.M.L.M.T.B.G.B (NYC Neo-Futurists), and Paradise Hotel (ICE Productions). Thanks go to family and friends whose support seems to get only stronger as years progress, and who inspire him to think and create everyday.
BEN HARRIS (Music Director) An actor/musician who has made Chicago his home for the past four years, Ben is a recent graduate of Columbia College, from which he received a B.A. in theater. Recent Chicago credits as an actor include Blindfaith Theatre’s Jeff nominated production of Woody Guthrie’s American Song, and TUTA theatre’s two most recent productions: The Wedding (on which he also acted as Music Director) and Baal. Head to bensky.bandcamp.com to hear Bensky, Ben’s band of which he is the sole member. Ben has no one to thank – certainly not his wonderful family, his professors at Columbia or his mentor Luke Nelson – since he has accomplished everything by himself.
ANTHONY LEBLANC (Director) is from Beaumont, TX. He performed with Boxaganga while obtaining a Computer Science and Physics BS at Loyola University New Orleans. An original member of DSI: The Beatbox, He wrote two Second City Chicago Main Stage Reviews; America: All Better and Taming of the Flu. He hopes that Second City helps him one day realize his dream of working for NASA, programming A.I. computer systems. He thanks Mom, Dad, David, Bond, Kennedy, his friends…and of course…Stephen Hawking.
All actors and stage managers are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union for actors and stage managers.