The Second City returns to Augustana for an evening of laughter

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Augustana will once again host the leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy, The Second City, in The Second City’s 55th Anniversary on Saturday, August 30, at 8 p.m. in Centennial Hall (3703 7th Ave., Rock Island).

Known as “A Comedy Empire” by The New York Times, The Second City gives audiences a peek behind the curtain as the superstars of tomorrow present the legendary theatre’s best skits created by some of the biggest names in the business. The Second City’s 55th Anniversary Tour is the perfect fusion of hysterical history, the comically cutting-edge future, and world-famous improv!

The Second City continues to produce the leading voices in adult comedy while touring the globe. It is celebrated for delivering premier comic talent in the industry, and its long list of famed alumni include Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Tina Fey and countless others.

General public tickets cost $10. Tickets are available at the Augustana Ticket Office, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, during regular business hours, or they can be charged by phone at (309) 794-7306. Tickets also can be purchased online at Admission for Augustana faculty/staff and Augustana students is free by showing an I.D. at the door.

The show includes adult humor and is not appropriate for children.