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Review: Second City holiday revue satirizes Christmas traditions Special

Toronto - Christmas is usually depicted as a happy season of good cheer, but in reality, it can be a time of stress, disappointment or loneliness for some. Leave it to Second City to roast the truths behind the myths in its new Toronto holiday revue.

Review: Second City’s latest mixes good satire with easy applause Special

Toronto - There’s an unfortunate trend I’ve noticed in the last few Second City revues in Toronto: a tendency to pump certain sketches not to get genuine laughs, but for what comics like Tina Fey and Seth Meyers have referred to as “clapter”.

Review: Married Toronto comics Baram & Sneickus keep the laughs going Special

Toronto - Naomi Snieckus and Matt Baram are two of the funniest comedians in Toronto, if not all of Canada. And if their new sketch revue, “Still Figuring It Out”, seems a tad uneven in spots, there’s still plenty there to keep your funny bone occupied.

Review: Latest Second City Toronto revue tackles some thorny issues Special

Toronto - Second City rarely shies from controversial topics, but the Toronto comedy company’s new revue, “Come What Mayhem!”, seems to have thorny social issues as its mission. Terrorism, racism, rape culture, bullies – a lot of boxes get checked off.

Review: New Second City T.O. revue takes on Trudeau, Trump and more Special

Toronto - Second City wouldn’t be Second City if it weren’t topical, and the latest revue by the comedy company’s Toronto team is tightly focused on what’s current in both T.O. and Canada: everything from Justin Trudeau to Syrian refugees gets a mention.

'MadTV' is coming back in January

A look through the history of sketch comedy on television will likely give fans fond memories of FOX's "MadTV." Lucky for these very same fans, the show is making a comeback.

Second City joins forces with Toronto Symphony in upcoming show Special

Toronto - Two of Toronto's most iconic, enduring cultural institutions are teaming up in a new musical comedy show at the end of the month, and audience members at the Second City Mainstage received a preview of several of its sketches last night.

Review: Monty Python Live capped off legendary troupe's epic career Special

From the Argument Sketch to the song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Sunday's Monty Python Live showcased the most popular sketches from the British comedy troupe. The sad thing is, will we ever see them perform together again?

Review: New Toronto Second City revue has its moments, but not enough Special

Toronto - Sketch comedy is usually a hit-and-miss deal. Even old masters like Monty Python and The Kids in the Hall had their share of contrived clunkers. So while I look forward to seeing every new Second City show, I never expect it to be perfect.

Review: No rush to self-destruct when 'Two Weird Ladies Bomb the Fringe' Special

Toronto - Two Weird Ladies take neuroses, paranoia and lack of sleep, and create a labyrinth of eccentric sketch comedy spun from reality, insanity, awkwardness and rage.
 

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