A Red Line Runs Through It | Second City E.T.C. | Improv/Sketch, Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Aasia Lashay Bullock and Lisa Beasley

Aasia Lashay Bullock and Lisa Beasley

Todd Rosenberg Photography

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 20 2016
Price: $23-$38
Over the past few years Second City has lived in my mind as a stale representation of the comedy world. While I’ll never deny the impact the theater/training ground had on some of my favorite talents, like Bill Murray and Chris Farley and the queen herself, Miss Tina Fey, the shows themselves haven’t broken free of the same sort of Murray-Farley-Fey formula. Yes, Second City revues will always be entertaining; I could watch comics do their own version of Chris Farley’s Matt Foley sketch over and over again and still laugh. But what the comedy club’s needed for years is something entirely different to prove it’s on the pulse—and that that pulse is going strong. The latest from the E.T.C. ensemble, A Red Line Runs Through It, is just that show. Read the whole review >>
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