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“Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery” is playing at The Blackout Cabaret on Thursdays April 5–May 31, then moving to Judy’s Beat Lounge Saturday’s June 2–30, both at 230 W. North Ave. 

Can I have a ‘Clue’?

April 1, 2018

In a dimly-lit cabaret, a detective interrogates individuals, hoping to solve a murder in “Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery,” an audience participation-themed entertainment.Performing at The B...

Awards aren’t everything, but they sure feel good

Awards aren’t everything, but they sure feel good

February 26, 2018

It’s no secret that I think The Chronicle is the best. It’s full of dedicated, talented and inspiring students who work long hours for little compensation because they love it. It’s an incredibly inspiring and supportive place to work, and the paper produces professional-level...

A sign outside of the stage where the show is held.

‘Here’s Meghan!’ New show at Second City Studio Theaters puts woman in Carson’s shoes

February 5, 2018

Meghan Babbe, host of “The Tonight Show” in 1972, interviews Rachel Moore, star of the action-packed spy series “Jill Bond.” She chats with Moore’s onscreen eye-patched sidekick Edna and discusses...

It takes a village—How parents with mental health conditions can be successful

It takes a village—How parents with mental health conditions can be successful

May 8, 2017

When she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety with panic disorder and treatment-resistant depression at the age of 16, Melissa said having children was not something she thought she was ever go...

Anne Libera, director of Columbia and Second City’s comedy studies program hosted the “Comedy: But Seriously...”  Oct. 19 talk that featured comedian Bob Saget. 

Professor, stars share ‘ideas’ on comedy’s power

October 24, 2016

Although most comedians like to pretend comedy and jokes happen magically, they are far more calculated than what people see on the stage, said Anne Libera, assistant professor in the Theatre Department ...

Columbia’s tie-in with The Second City gives students the opportunity to take one semester at The Second City’s Training Center located at 1608 N. Wells St. 

Comedy program gets standing ovation from College Magazine in recent ranking

September 6, 2016

College Magazine rated Columbia the No. 1 college for aspiring comedians in the country in an Aug. 19 article, citing the college’s comedy department, wide range of classes and connections to The Seco...

Reductress is a satirical news website aimed at the female demographic.

Reductress combines feminism, comedy

May 9, 2016

“I Can’t Tell if my Three-Week-Old Daughter is a Feminist Yet” is one of the many headlines on the first and only feminist satirical website Reductress.Founders Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo c...

Cynthia Grunden, assistant vice president of Student Financial Services, said she encourages students to reach out to their state-level elected officials to solve the Monetary Award Program grant funding issues.

SFS reaches out to address student concerns

April 25, 2016

While students wait for Illinois government to fund delayed Monetary Award Program grants, Columbia’s office of Student Financial Services is readying new financial advising services to help student...

The Harold Ramis Film School will teach students to create comic film and video.

Second City film school to emphasize humor in filmmaking

February 22, 2016

The Second City will be adding the Harold Ramis Film School—the world’s first comedy-focused filmmaking program, which opens in September 2016—to its newly constructed training center. The film schoo...

Lisa Beasley, Peter Kim and Aasia LaShay Bullock make up part of e.t.c.’s diverse new cast for the theater’s 40th residential stage revue, set to open in April. Katie Klein, Julie Marchiano and Scott Morehead complete the six-person cast.

New Second City e.t.c. cast puts diversity in spotlight

February 1, 2016

The sketch comedy community breaks the gender ratio norms in the newly announced cast for Second City’s 40th revue in its e.t.c. theater. The revue opens in mid-April.The currently untitled producti...

Second City Main Company 104th Production: Fool Me Twice, Deja vu Jamison Webb surrounded by Rashawn Nadine Scott Daniel Strauss Sarah Shook Paul Jurewicz and Chelsea Devantez © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Second City’s ‘Dèjá Vu’ pokes fun at millennials

December 7, 2015

The power of intuition to guide people’s experiences and mistakes to make people grow is the driving theme of Second City’s 104th Mainstage Revue, “Fool Me Twice, Dèjá Vu,” which officially opened...

2014 cinema art + science alumna Kellee Terrell’s film “Blame” has won four awards at film festivals since it began showing in early 2015. 

Alumna’s thesis film succeeds in festival circuit

November 23, 2015

When Kellee Terrell came to Columbia in 2012, she said she had no film experience but knew she could tell stories. Terrell has since made two short films that have been shown and won awards in the film fe...

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