24 Hour 2015: A Site for Sore Eyes
***Win a private concert from Jeff Tweedy in your very own living room!***

Our 24 Hour Charitybuzz auction is live! Bidding closes December 3rd. Bid now on the following once-in-lifetime experiences:

The Second City's 24 Hour tradition is back-- with a twist! This year, the Grammy-winning Wilco frontman is auctioning off TWO private, acoustic living room shows. Over the last 12 years, Jeff has graciously helped us raise nearly a million dollars for disadvantaged Chicago families via the Letters to Santa program.

Want him to come to your house to play 30 songs that you choose for you & 29 of your closest friends? Here's how you can make that dream a reality:

BID IN PERSON on November 23rd at our 24 Hour event: Jeff will be at Second City's e.t.c. Theater in person at 9:00 pm, playing some tunes 'n raising some money for a great cause. Entry to the live event is just $20 as long as seats are available.

BID ONLINE at charitybuzz.com now through December 3rd.

Start planning, people. You've got just over a month to get ready... Jeff’s private concerts have sold to the highest bidder for $20,000-30,000 in years past. But it’s worth every penny, so call 29 of your friends and bust open those piggy banks!

$20 gets you in the door.

The Fine print:
Event Tickets are available solely at the door. We accept cash only for event and raffle tickets. You can purchase a maximum of two (2) tickets per person when doors open. Doors open at 5pm. Show starts at 6pm. Your ticket will allow you access to a seat in the theatre as long as seats are available. You may come and go as you please throughout the event (as long as seats are available). Tickets will be available for sale throughout the event (as long as seats are available).

Silent auction items may be paid for by cash or via Paypal.

Although this event will run 24 hours long Second City will adhere to all liquor and curfew laws.


24 Hour 2015: A Site for Sore Eyes
You’d be a turkey to miss out on any of this action

We will stream the event for free here at LETTERSTOSANTACHICAGO.COM as well as GIGITY.TV.

DO NOT go home early for Thanksgiving!

Second City’s non-stop annual tradition is back for its 14th year of no sleep and no excuses. Join us in The e.t.c. Theater November 23-24, 6pm-6pm. This year, we can’t wait to welcome back some of our all-star alumni to help us raise some cash for families who need it most.

$20 gets you in the door.

Alumni Improvisers to Appear Include:
Vanessa Bayer
Edgar Blackmon
Brad Morris
Aidy Bryant
Kevin Dorff
Shelly Gossman
TJ Jagodowski
Kate James
Brendan Jennings
Jack McBrayer
Jerry Minor
Mike O'Brien
Punam Patel
Chris Redd
Horatio Sanz
Steve Waltien
... And Special Friend of The Second City, Fred Armisen

24 Hour Music By:
7 pm Thao Nguyen from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
9 pm Jeff Tweedy
11:30 pm Kim Deal with Kelley Deal & Carrie Bradley
1:30 am Comedy from Fred Armisen
3:30 am A.C. Newman
5 am Bonnie Prince Billy
6:30am Sofia Mia Canale
7 am Babyprov!
8 am Bobby, Holly & the Ricketts
10 am Monsters of Dad Rock with Billy Bungeroth & feat. Rashawn Nadine Scott
Noon Robbie Fulks
2 pm So Chi Voices
4pm Nina Nastasia

And more to be announced!

Our #SC24Hour Full Schedule of Improvisers

Want to know when you can watch your favorite improviser perform? Trick question. They're all your favorite. But in case any of them owe you money, here's when you can catch them.

Performing all 24 hours: Tj Jagodowski, Anthony LeBlanc, Shelly Gossman, Mike O'Brien, Brendan Jennings, Scott Goldstein, Brett Lyons, Emily Candini, Brad Morris, Rich Sohn, Rebecca Sohn, Ryan Archibald, Dana Quercioli

Monday 6-9pm
Punam Patel
Sarah Shook
Chelsea Devantez
Edgar Blackmon
Kevin McGeehan
Kevin Dorff
Jerry Minor
Brooke Breit
Carisa Barreca
Horatio Sanz (7pm-9pm)
Jesse Case, Musical Director
Scott Deter, Stage Manager

Monday 9pm-Midnight
Paul Jurewicz
Jamison Webb
Edgar Blackmon
Kevin Dorff
Jerry Minor
Jack McBrayer
Tim Ryder
Rebecca Hanson
Eddie Pina
Aidy Bryant
Vanessa Bayer
Horatio Sanz (9pm-10pm)
Jacob Shuda, Musical Director
Megan Teal, Stage Manager

Tuesday Midnight-3am
Edgar Blackmon
Jack McBrayer
Scott Morehead
Patrick Rowland
Asher Perlman
Maria Randazzo
Adam Schreck
Aidy Bryant
Vanessa Bayer
Vinnie Pillarella, Musical Director
Jake Allen Miller, Stage Manager

Tuesday 3am-6am
Alan Linc
Andrew Knox
John Thibodeaux
Liz Reuss
Alison Gates
Griffen Eckstein
Emma Pope
Shantira Jackso
n Dane Halvorson, Musical Director
Laura Hum, Stage Manager

Tuesday 6am-9am<
Jeff Murdoch
Casey Whitaker
Carley Moseley
Steve Waltien
Claudia Martinez
Amy Thompson
Rolando Lepe
Torian Miller
Jeff Bouthiette, Musical Director
Megan Teal, Stage Manager

Tuesday 9am-High Noon
The Boys:
Susan Messing
Rachel Mason
Craig Uhlir
Norm Holly
Jeff Griggs
Nnamdi Ngwe
Kate James
T.J. Shanoff, Musical Director
Joe Ruffner, Stage Manager

Tuesday Noon-3pm
Kevin McGeehan
Jack McBrayer
Jo Feldman
Aasia Bullock
Ryan Asher
Peter Kim
Nicole Hastings
Chris Redd
Horatio Sanz
Jesse Case, Musical Director
Jake Allen Miller, Stage Manager

3pm-The End
Vanessa Bayer
Ben Seeder
Martin Morrow
Marla Caceres
Rachel Miller
Andel Sudik
Julie Nichols, Musical Director
Jackie Anderson, Stage Manager


Details on online & in-person auctions coming soon

***2 private concerts by Jeff Tweedy***

Other One-of-a-Kind Items & Experiences Donated By:
Steve Albini
Andrew Alexander
Fred Armisen
Aidy Bryant
Beth Kligerman
Andrew Mason
Jack McBrayer
Alison Riley
Katie Rich
Cecily Strong
Spencer Tweedy

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