The Second City returns to Fayetteville for a fifth time

By now, most people know that attending a performance by Chicago’s Second City is a chance to see famous comedians in the making. After all, the troupe’s alumni includes names like John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner.

It’s not just future comedy stars you might run into, though. After a unsuccessful audition for an ABC comedy pilot, former Second City resident Steven Yeun found himself playing the role of ex-pizza delivery boy Glenn on AMC’s new zombie hit “The Walking Dead.”

On Saturday, Dec. 11, the Second City will appear at the Walton Arts Center for two evening shows. Earlier in the day, Second City actors will lead a comedy improv class for college level improvisers or actors who want to use improvisational techniques to support their text work.

From the release:

Returning for a fifth time, The Second City will perform their Dysfunctional Holiday Revue, which delivers a healthy dose of seasonal satire with holiday film classics, family gatherings, improvised Christmas Carols, even Joseph and Mary – nothing is too sacred for a show that is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows.

Tickets for the evening performance range from $23 to $33 and can be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479-443-5600 or by visiting For more information on the improv class, visit

The Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue

Date: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010
Time: 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Location: Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall
Tickets: $23 to $33,

The Second City: Improv for Actors

Date: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Walton Arts Center, Starr Theater
Tickets: $25,