OU Welcomes Back Second City

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Chicago comedy powerhouse The Second City is returning to Athens for Ohio University’s Parents Weekend, this Saturday at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

The theater troupe, known for its cutting-edge improv, is currently celebrating its 55th anniversary with a national tour.

Many of comedy’s biggest names have hit the road with The Second City Touring Company, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Jason Sudeikis and Key & Peele’s Keegan Michael Key.

Tickets for The Second City’s 55th Anniversary Tour are $20 and are available at the Memorial Auditorium ticket office (740-593-1780) or online at