‘Happily Ever Laughter’ revue to feature smart, cutting-edge comedy

Legendary comedy theater Second City at Camden Opera House Friday, March 14

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:30pm

    CAMDEN — Chicago's legendary comedy theater, the Second City, presents "Happily Ever Laughter," Friday, March 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Camden Opera House. The show promises some of the best sketches, songs and improvisation from the Second City's 53-year history, tackling a wide range of current events, from the absurdity of political gridlock in Washington to talentless reality TV stars.

    Second City has been the training ground for a host of famous alumni, including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and most recently, current Saturday Night Live stars Cecily Strong, Tim Robinson, and Jason Sudeikis.

    With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences are part of the show and play along with performers, some of whom could be the next generation of comic legends. Drawing on classic material from the Second City archives, as well as scenes ripped from the morning headlines, the show promises to feature smart, cutting-edge comedy.

    General admission tickets are $25, or $15 for students and seniors (age 65 or over). Tickets are available on the Camden Opera House website or by calling 470-7066, and can also be purchased at the Camden Town Office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If still available, tickets may also be purchased at the door one hour before show time.

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com