The Second City :
backstage at the world's greatest comedy theater /
Sheldon Patinkin ; narrated by Robert Klein.
|Main Creator:||Patinkin, Sheldon.|
Since 1959, The Second City has been producing cutting-edge satire and wickedly funny improvisation, while keeping countless individuals of questionable character off the streets for a couple of hours each night. It has also trained thousands of young performers in the art of improv-based theater. This book recounts the early years of the comedy troupe's biggest stars, including John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Gilda Radner, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, David Steinberg, Robert Klein, Chris Farley, Martin Short and John Candy, as well as some of today's hottest directors, like Harold Ramis, Mike Nichols, Betty Thomas and Bonnie Hunt. Author Sheldon Patinkin, one of Second City's founding fathers, tells the story of Second City like no else can--with rare photos, profiles and backstage stories you were never supposed to hear.--From publisher description.
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Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2000.
Dust jacket available. See entry for [Miscellaneous dust jackets removed from 9A Collection items] in the NLI catalogue.
Accompanied by two audio CDs.
Physical description: xiii, 200 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 2 sound discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
From the Michael J. O'Neill Drama and Theatre Collection
1570715610 (alk. paper)
9781570715617 (alk. paper)
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