Second City shakeup: Theater critic Chris Jones on the future of the Chicago comedy institution

John Landecker

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 12: A Late Show with Stephen Colbert during ThursdayÕs November 12, 2020 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)

For decades, Second City has been a pipeline for comedic talent. From John Belushi to Tina Fey and beyond, the Chicago comedy institution has produced generations of funny folk. Now, Second City alum Stephen Colbert has joined the board of directors to help steer the comedy club into the future. But are outside corporate interests a threat to the heart of Second City? Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones joins John Landecker to discuss the future of Second City.

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