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The Second City That Never Sleeps 2014: 24 HOUR
Second City e.t.c. Theatre

Tuesday, December 16 6pm - Wednesday, December 17 @ 6pm

$20 ticket good for all 24 hours (as long as you can find a seat). Tickets to be purchased at the door the night of the event - doors open Tuesday @ 5pm. This event is open to all ages. Chicago liquor laws and curfew laws apply.

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

The Second City is thrilled to announce two epic events: the return of its legendary 24-hour improv and music marathon, as well as an intimate all-star evening. Proceeds from both shows will support families from Chicago’s Onward Neighborhood House.

First up, The Second City That Never Sleeps: 24 Hour celebrates its 13th year, running non-stop from Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 p.m. until Wednesday, December 17th at 6:00 p.m. in The Second City e.t.c. Theatre, 1608 N. Wells Street, 2nd floor of Piper’s Alley.

This year’s lineup includes music by James McCartney, Kim Deal, J.C. Brooks & The Uptown Sound with Ian Rubbish, Bobby, Holly & the Ricketts, Alaina Stacey, Renaldo Domino, Robbie Fulks and Jeff Tweedy. Live improv and comedy will be provided by a team of Second City’s finest and funniest. Special guests include Steve Albini, Fred Armisen and Natasha Lyonne.

In addition to the live performances, several one-of-a-kind items will be up for auction at 24 Hour, including Steve Albini makes dinner for two (delivered to you), 2 sets of 5 Meet & Greet passes for Bush February 13 at The Riviera, and two sets of tickets for two to SNL, compliments of Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant.


Then on Monday, January 5th, join us for Our Living Room Show in the UP Comedy Club. This all-star evening will feature sketch comedy and improv from SNL cast members and distinguished Second City alumni, including Aidy Bryant, Mike O’Brien, Tim Robinson, Kevin Dorff, TJ Jagodowski and Horatio Sanz with special guest Steve Albini, followed by an intimate “living room”-style musical performance from Wilco’s Grammy-winning frontman, Jeff Tweedy.

Tickets to “Our Living Room Show” are on sale now via the UP Comedy Club box office at (312) 662-4562 or Prices range from $75 (general house seating) to $150 (first row).

For ongoing schedule updates and info, like our Facebook Page.

The 24 Hour Music Schedule:

(Subject to changes)

6:00 pm Show Starts
7:00 pm James McCartney
9:30 pm Kim Deal
12:00 am J.C. Brooks & The Uptown Sound
2:00 am Ian Rubbish (with Fred Armisen)
3:30am Live from New York Bits with Mike O'Brien
4:30am Christmas stories with Steve Albini
6:00 am Babyprov
7:00 am Sofia Mia Canale
8:00 am Bobby, Holly & The Ricketts
10:00 am Alaina Stacey
12:00 pm Renaldo Domino
2:00 pm Robbie Fulks
4:00 pm Jeff Tweedy
6:00 pm The End

The 24 Hour Improviser Lineup:

Including (but not limited to)...

Ryan Archibald
Tim Baltz
Emily Candini
Scott Goldstein
TJ Jagodowski
Brendan Jennings
Anthony LeBlanc
Brett Lyons
Jake Schneider
Mary Sohn
Rebecca Sohn
Rich Sohn

Letters provided by Onward Neighborhood House

Website hosting generously donated by Tilted Planet.

Somewhat-not-so-much legal disclaimer: This website and video stream is offered with no warranty or guarantee of delivery. While we will make EVERY effort to keep everyone happy, technological hurdles beyond the budget for this philanthropic endeavor might overwhelm our abilities.
So basically, if the site goes down after you make a (very generous) donation, we cannot be held liable. Just come see it live, already!!