DATE:  March 13, 2008
CONTACT: Dr. Lari Young 361.825.2374; Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337
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On-the-Spot Comedy, Songs and Skits to Take Center Stage at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Performing Arts Center
The Second City has launched the careers of many top comedians

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – From hilarious satire to cutting-edge improvisation, The Second City Comedy Tour will showcase the comedy stars of tomorrow Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

“The Best of The Second City: One Nation, Under Blog” will feature an evening of the best skits, songs and improv from The Second City’s 50-year history along with sketches lampooning current political and social events.

Founded in Chicago in 1959, the legendary comedy theatre has launched the careers of numerous “Saturday Night Live” superstars and famed actors including Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Steve Carell.

The Second City comedy tour will include Shad Kunkle, performer with Carl and The Passions and the Armando Diaz Experience in Chicago; Aimee McKay, whose theatre credits include “The Vagina Monologues and “Lipshtick;” Tara DeFranciso, ComedySportz Most Valuable Player from 2004-2006; Tim Sniffen, formerly of the American/Dutch comedy theater Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Katie Rich, who has performed with The Second City on the MS Norwegian Jewel; and Brian Jack, who has taken his comedy to 10 countries and almost every state in the nation.

“The Best of The Second City: One Nation, Under Blog” is part of the Furgason Bravo! Series. The radio media sponsor is Malkan Broadcasting. Tickets are $10 to $30 for adults and $7 for children and students. To order tickets, go to or call 361.825.2787 (ARTS) to charge by phone.