University Park, IL,
14:04 PM

The Second City Brings Screwy Fun to GSU CPA

Contact: Sharon Morrissey

Governors State University708.235.2812


For Immediate Release

The Second City Latest Revue Brings Screwy Fun

to GSU’s Center for Performing Arts

University Park, IL (September 18, 2018)—You know The Second City by the many famous faces seen on TV Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, and Dan Ackroyd.

Now, meet the next generation of comedy greatness as The Second City’s Blue Company brings Made in America: Some Assembly Required to Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University on October 6 at 8 p.m.

The Second City Neon SignA certified American comedy institution since 1959, The Second City’s laughs are 100% USA-made in the latest take on our great, big dysfunctional nation! The lauded company is sending satire down the conveyor belt and celebrating what makes us all tick in a hilarious revue that will leave you breathlessly ready to face the future...and all its loose screws.

Fresh, fast, and always spectacularly funny​, ​ The Second City is celebrating nearly 66 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.

"We have a fresh new cast that really represents what a new America looks like. They've taken old material that was politically topical in the last century and made it work for a new political climate pushing the point that history tends to be cyclical, and this is ripe for humor and satire," says Molly Todd Madison, Director of The Second City's National Touring Company.

No topic is off limits.

This diverse cast of six believes in equal opportunity, so audience be warned, you are not immune. Political aficionados will be pleased to see that no sides are taken, and the cast offers a fearless and witty point-of-view. From race and gender, to political sex scandals and the cyclical nature of the beast, audience members will leave with a renewed sense of optimism.Men and women acting silly on stage

This event is part of the S.A.M.B.A. "Made in America" Festival running from September 27 to November 12, 2018. Visit for the full festival lineup.

Tickets for The Second City: Made in America are $28 and can be purchased at, at the Box Office, or by phone at 708.235.2222.

Box Office: 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL Hours: Monday- Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  and two hours prior to all performances.

Discounts are available for students, children, seniors 65+, groups of 10+, and patrons purchasing three or more shows.

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Southland Arts, Municipalities & Business Alliance

The Southland Arts, Municipalities & Business Alliance (S.A.M.B.A.) is an economic and community development organization formed in 2014. Its mission is to build stronger communities, neighborhoods, and economies by uniting wide-ranging cultural resources with an expanding business community to enrich the lives of the diverse population of Chicago’s south suburbs.

GSU Center for Performing Arts

Center for Performing Arts thanks our other generous partners, funders and individual contributors including the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Located at Governors State University, Center for Performing arts provides dynamic entertainment and edutainment experiences for all, serving over 50,000 patrons annually.