The Second City: Legendary Laughs
This must-see show features the some of the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Tina Fey, Chris Redd, Steven Yeun, Stephen Colbert, Mike Myers, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more–as well as their trademark improvisation.
Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City’s legacy spans over sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.
This appearance of the Second City: Legandary Laughs will feature:
JILLIAN EBANKS is thrilled to be performing with this cast! Most recently she performed with The Second City at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in America; It’s Complicated! An artist originally from New Jersey, she was awarded the 2018 NBC/ Universal Bob Curry Fellowship. She is the co-creator and co-producer of B.A.P.S Comedy. With a degree in Sociology she refuses to use, she hopes all her hard work pays off one day when Ben & Jerry’s asks her to create her very own ice Cream flavor. Also like, an invitation to the Met Gala would be cool. Surprisingly, she isn’t currently represented. (COUGH COUGH COUGH) Follow her at @Curlyhairnocare for pictures with hella filters.
KILEY FITZGERALD (they/she) is not only from Boston but started her career there in the early 2000’s at Improv Asylum. She came to Chicago by way of New York and is thankful for that move every day. She loves her Redco fam and is honored to be working for The Second City, it’s a dang dream! She can also be seen performing with Chicago’s Improvised Shakespeare Company. This show is dedicated to her mom, brother and her favorite show “Daddy and the Chief.”
CLAIRE FAVRET (Understudy) writes and performs all around Chicago, but most often at Second City, iO theater, CIC theater, and The Annoyance. She has contributed headlines for Clickhole and co-wrote an episodic comedy podcast/radio play called A Winkle In Time. It’s about the Winklevoss brothers traveling through time to patent inventions and fight their nemesis, Mark Zuckerberg. It’s on iTunes and all the other podcast places!
GEORGE C. OWENS was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and moved to Chicago to attend Loyola University. When George isn’t touring with The Second City he performs all around the city of Chicago with Artemis at iO, Hitch*Cocktails at The Annoyance Theater, and with his independent sketch duo Henrik and George. George is proud to be represented by Paonessa Talent Agency. He wants to thank his parents, Carol and Greg, and his siblings, Will and Emma, for always being so supportive. You can follow George on Instagram and Twitter @george_c_owens.
JORDAN STAFFORD comes to you from the dope city of Detroit, Michigan. He attended Saginaw Valley State University where he studied theatre, and while there he was also introduced to improv. After graduating in 2015, he moved to Chicago and loves it. He is on the iO Harold team Lil’ Tooties and also does solo work all around Chicago. Stafford is represented by Paonessa Talent. You can follow him on instagram @dudewiththeabolistionistpart.
Photo: Jordan Stafford, Evan Mills, Meghan Babbe, George C. Owens, Jackie Southee, Kiley Fitzgerald by Tim Schmidt
Masks are required to be worn by all patrons while in the venue.