Second City Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Second City Quotes from famous persons: Fred Willard, Lamorne Morris, Steve Carell, Scott Adsit, Ian Gomez. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Second City Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

My first improv was Second City in Chicago. Before that

My first improv was Second City in Chicago. Before that, I worked at – with a partner, doing comedy sketches.
Second City should create a secret handshake, and when you graduate, you have to know it.
I joined an improv group in college, which was a lot of fun. After I graduated, I moved to Chicago to try to get into the Second City.
I got an agent when I needed one, when I had a contract negotiation for the first time. I was doing the Second City E.T.C., and I got invited to audition for the last season, it turns out, of ‘In Living Color.’
I never looked at my future as comedy. Even at Second City, I always thought of it as acting. I knew I was going to be an actor financially, emotionally, egotistically.
My stepfather had a connection with The Second City and told me I should go there. I woke up in a cold sweat one night and said, ‘I’m moving to Chicago.’ That’s how I went to Second City.
Ian Gomez
I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That’s one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing.
I came up through Second City, so I’m used to playing 20 characters every night who are very different from each other. I wouldn’t want my career to be any different.
I moved to Chicago when I was 28, and I wasn’t completely idealistic about going to Second City and making a living from comedy, but I knew it would be great for the resume.
Out of 30 years of Second City I was probably the third African-American with the main stage cast. I was surprised when I first heard that. I think part of the reason that improvisation has never been popular with African-Americans is that it isn’t popular in the inner cities.
Tim Meadows
I was at Second City L.A., going through the conservatory, and I graduated in 2004 and I got ‘SNL‘ in 2005.
I had worked for ten years in theater; I had worked at Second City in Chicago. Then I got to Hollywood, and I was like, naively, ‘Where’s my pilot?’
Improv Olympics, Second City are some of the most tolerant, accepting people. They’re like circus folk. They’re freaks themselves.
I thought of Second City as just the greatest therapeutic job anybody could ever dream of having.
I took one class at Second City called Improv for Actors, and that was it, and that was only because my agent told me I had to.
When I came to Chicago, I didn’t even know what improvisation meant, as far as pertaining to comedy. I knew about Second City, but I didn’t know what the word ‘improvisation’ meant.
I think a lot of studios today are run by women, and we are entering a time when a lot of women have evolved in Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade and wanted to become writers and comedians.
I’m a bug on acting, which distinguishes Second City from a lot of other revues. It comes from the character, the behavior, and not from the jokes. I don’t think jokes are funny. Humor comes out of character and out of situations the character is in.
Bernard Sahlins
Because I started my career in improv, performing with Second City and the Ace Trucking Company, I always enjoy being in situations where – as an actor – you have to think fast & be light on your feet.
When you get out of school, you just go where the wind blows: Here’s an audition; there’s an audition. And before you know it, you’re where you’re supposed to be. And that was Second City.
To romp along the connected rooftops and fire escapes of Chicago’s second city of garages was my young life‘s passion.
First, I wanted to be Chris Farley. When I was growing up, Chris Farley was still on the stages and fun to us. In my house, John Belushi was king. I didn’t grow up when he was – I was born in ’78 – the reruns of Belushi in ‘Animal House,’ and knowing he was at Second City, he was viewed as a king in my house.
It was my third Second City review before I even got mentioned in the review. It was the third review where it finally was like, ‘And Lauren Ash is here.’ Thank God, it’s about time!
I’m crazy lucky. I was trying to be a filmmaker. I was doing Second City classes as a way to be creative. I was a PA for a long time. I was working as an assistant editor on ‘Iron Chef America’ when I got ‘SNL.’ It was one of those situations where you’re concentrating in one thing and the peripheral thing popped.
I went down to Chicago to try to go into a place called Second City. I auditioned for that and got in pretty quickly, but I couldn’t stop partying. They gave me a warning: ‘If you do it again, we’re gonna kick you off the main stage.’
When I graduated from college, I moved to New York and started doing improv because I read all about the earlySaturday Night Liveguys having come through Second City and learning how to improvise, so I wanted to get immediately into that.
Andy Daly
At Second City and improvising at iO, you’re creating a character in an instant. All of a sudden, you’re creating this history and this past for your character, and you’re discovering it while you’re doing it, and that’s part of the fun of it.
We come from Second City where you’re taught if you make your fellow stage partner look good, that makes you look good.
Ian Gomez
I met my wife, Nia Vardalos, at The Second City, and she was chomping at the bit to move to L.A.
Ian Gomez
I grew up on Don Knotts and Jerry Lewis and all the guys from Second City.