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      "The Second City" coming to Bridge View Center

      On Thursday, September 23rd at 7:30pm, Chicago TMs legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City will appear at Bridge View Center, 102 Church Street, Ottumwa. This special performance will feature some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City TMs fifty year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure.

      The Second City TMs Fair & Unbalanced takes unbridled comic pleasure in the foibles of our politicians, celebrities and even our significant others. No institution escapes the satiric eye of The Second City " from the blowhards of the Beltway to the Hollywood elite. Ripped from the stages of Second City TMs legendary theatres in Chicago and Toronto, The Second City TMs Fair & Unbalanced is a hilarious ride through present day America.

      The Second City celebrates 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. Their alumni list reads like a who TMs who of American comedy, as it includes: Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Horatio Sanz, Ryan Stiles, Jack McBrayer, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and countless others.

      Fair & Unbalanced is sure to deliver a funny perspective on the troubles of the everyday world. Not only will an evening with The Second City provide audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, but they will also have the opportunity to see absolutely hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation. No topic or subject matter is off limits for The Second City. If your parents asked you not to speak about it at the dinner table, chances are it will be made fun of in an evening with The Second City.

      Tickets for The Second City are $20/$25 and can be purchased at the Bridge View Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster. Season tickets are still available as well. For more information call Bridge View Center at 641-684-7000!