Days and Nights at the Second City: A Memoir, with Notes on Staging Review Theatre

Bernard Sahlins, Author Ivan R. Dee Publisher $24.95 (215p) ISBN 978-1-56663-375-8
John Belushi, Mike Meyers, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Mike Nichols and John Candy are just a few of the numerous comedy greats associated with famed Chicago comedy review Second City. In Days and Nights at the Second City: A Memoir, with Notes on Staging Review Theatre, Second City founder and longtime producer and director Bernard Sahlins (editor, Plays for Performance series) tells the story of this influential cultural institution, from its beginnings in 1959. Sahlins's comic sensibility isn't obvious in this mostly rather earnest book, which contains statements like ""Man is the only animal that laughs, and comedy's major role is to evoke the laughter that celebrates our unity as mortal creatures."" Still, for anyone curious about the history of contemporary American comedy, this book contains plenty of important background. 18 b&w photos. ( May 25)
Reviewed on: 07/01/2001
Release date: 02/01/2002
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