Legendary Comedy Theater Troupe to Perform at UB

By Kelli Bocock-Natale

Release Date: October 5, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Chicago's legendary comedy theatre troupe, The Second City National Touring Company, will perform at 8 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the Mainstage theater in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

The performance will feature some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from Second City's 40-plus year history; some material may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become one of the premier training grounds for the world's best and brightest comedians. Their alumni list includes: Mike Nichols, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Chris Farley and Mike Myers.

Second City National Touring Company is part of the Center for the Arts' Off Center Series, sponsored by the UB undergraduate Student Association. The series media sponsor is WBFO-FM.

Tickets for The Second City National Touring Company are $12 general public and $10 for UB students. Tickets are available noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Center Box Office and at all Ticketmaster locations, including Kaufmann's and Movies Plus. To charge tickets, call 852-5000; in Canada 416-870-8000. For group sales, call 645-6771.

For more information call 645-ARTS.