There’s a reason the biggest names in laughter all catapulted their careers at The Second City…it’s been the funniest place on the planet since ‘59! Come witness the next generation of comedy superstars put their spin on the legendary comedy company’s greatest hits, re-booted and re-imagined for today. From sketch comedy to original songs to world-famous improv, The Second City will leave you rolling in the aisles! *Cue mic drop.*
Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest. Come see where it all began during this special one-night engagement.
Please Note: May contain adult or mature content.
MAUREEN BOUGHEY is a member of the Second City Touring Company. With Second City,
Maureen has also performed at The Kennedy Center in Generation Gap, aboard the Norwegian
Cruise Line’s Gem in several sketch and improv shows, and as an understudy in the Mainstage
production, Algorithm Nation or the Static Quo. She is a graduate from the Syracuse University
Drama Department and is on the harold team, Revolver at iO Chicago. @maureen_boughey
ERRENCE CAREY comes from the deep south side—in Madison, Wisconsin. A graduate from Columbia College Chicago, with a degree in Theater and a concentration in Acting and Debt, you might have seen him in Second City theatricals such as #DateMe, Legendary Laughs, or Improv All-Stars. Terrence can be seen performing or teaching workshops all over the city, with his improvised spoken word collective, that he co-founded: PREACH! Terrence is mad thankful to be a touring company member here at the Second City. Follow Terrence and everything he shouts out on his instagram @tbabybabybaby, please type the baby.
MAYA HAUGHTON is a current ensemble member and recent Bob Curry Fellow. She performs in The Second City’s Improv Comedy Hour, After Hours: A Late Night Improv Show and Legendary Laughs. Additionally, Maya performs with Second City Works as well. Previous ensembles include Under the Gun Theater, Improv Asylum’s national touring company, M.I. Productions, Second City’s Outreach and Diversity Ensemble and Second City Theatricals on the Norwegian Cruise Line Epic. Maya has also worked with Barrel of Monkeys Productions and PIMPROV. She’d like to thank her partner, Mars, her family and friends for their support and inspiration. Follow Maya on IG @NotYoMaya
BEN LARRISON is thrilled to be performing with The Second City. He is originally from New Haven, Connecticut, and is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory. Ben performs regularly at The Annoyance Theatre and iO Chicago, and is the creator of the #SquirrelTruth campaign. He would like to thank his family and friends for all their incredible support. Ben has a website, which is benlarrison.com, and is on Twitter @benlarrison.
OLIVIA NIELSEN is delighted to be performing with The Second City. A New York native, Olivia moved to Chicago after graduating from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, with a double major in Theater and Psychology. She has performed with Second City aboard the NCL Gem and can be seen performing around Chicago with her sketch duo, OPIE, and Lil’ Tooties (iO). She is proudly represented by Grossman & Jack Talent. She can still see when she’s smiling, so no funny business.
GRIFFIN WENZLER is originally from Nashville, TN, where he played instrumental rock with Lasermonster. In Chicago he can be seen performing spoken comedy with Trigger Happy at the Annoyance Theater every Thursday night. He would like to thank his family and his haters for propelling him to new heights. Follow him at www.ILikeToCuss.com. Griffin is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.
STEPHANIE K. HAWKINS (Stage Manager) is a freelance stage manager and production manager in the Chicago area. She is originally from Detroit and is a proud alumna of the University of Michigan. SM: Indiana Repertory Theatre, Children’s Theater of Madison, South Coast Repertory. PM: Oak Park Festival Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Company. Go Blue!
STUART MOTT (Music Director) is a Chicago-based music director of improv and sketch comedy. He previously music directed for The Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Dawn and Breakaway and is thrilled be a part of The Second City Touring Company. Stuart teaches in the music program at The Second City Training Center and can be seen playing regularly at The Annoyance, ComedySportz, and iO Chicago. He has music directed such groups as VAMP, Anarchy, Buzzed Broadway, Storytown, MINt, Shamilton, Wavelength, and Baby Wants Candy. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
All actors and stage managers are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers.
Director: Cat McDonnell
An East Coast transplant, Cat studied Theater and Music at Providence College. She has performed for The Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Line and teaches in The Second City and iO Training Centers. Recent directing credits include: The Second City’s Legendary Laughs and Assistant to the Director of The Second City’s 107th Mainstage Revue: Algorithm Nation Or The Static Quo. Mostly, she enjoys making art with talented friends. “I love working with a bunch of people and coming up with, you know, how we can make this moment funnier?” – Jane Lynch
Producer: Joe Ruffner
Company Manager: Joshua Kaiser
Casting Director: Claudia Wallace
VP Production: Jen Hoyt
CEO & Executive Producer: Andrew Alexander