Eugene Levy. Catherine O’Hara. Dan Aykroyd. Andrea Martin. John Candy. Gilda Radner. Martin Short.
Canadian comedy royalty... and all alumni of The Second City in Toronto, the improvisational comedy enterprise that celebrated its 45th anniversary last year.
They are among a number of well-known performers who began their careers as part of this historic troupe who then ventured into television and film. In 1973, The Second City opened its theatre in Toronto, and by the mid-1970s, the venue became a source of cast members for Saturday Night Live and SCTV.
On Friday, February 22, our own troupe of Grade 11 and 12 thespians spent a full day at The Second City’s downtown location.