Gilda’s Club Madison: Chicago’s famed Second City benefits Gilda’s Club Madison

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, April 4, 2013 – 5 PM

Contact: Lannia Stenz, Executive Director
Tel: 608-828-8860
Email: [email protected]

(April 4, 2013) On Friday, May 17th, Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Best of The Second City will appear at the Overture Capitol Theater at 201 State Street featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s fifty two year history. The Second City is generously providing this benefit performance in support of Gilda’s Club Madison, a local cancer support community.

From the company that launched the careers of Gilda Radner, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation. The Second City celebrates over 50 years of cutting edge satiric revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends.

Whether it’s ripped from the morning headlines or a classic gem from their 50 year archives, The Second City is always a laugh out loud hit. Tickets for The Best of The Second City range from $25-$45 and can be purchased at or in the Overture Center’s Rotunda Lobby at 201 State Street. A link to the ticket page can also be found at

Bryan Morris, Madison’s Funniest Comic of 2012, will be kicking off this hilarious evening in support of Gilda’s Club and families impacted by cancer. Guest MC is NBC15’s Leigh Mills. This event, presented by Marshfield Clinic and MIG Commercial Real Estate, is also sponsored by Celebrations Entertainment, Fresh Madison Market, MAPRA, and OBX Thinking.

About Gilda’s Club:

Gilda’s Club Madison is a non-profit cancer support community dedicated to providing emotional support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer throughout Southwest Wisconsin. The mission of Gilda’s Club Madison is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Gilda’s Club offers a menu of free services for men, women and children impacted by cancer. Its community-wide partnership efforts bring high quality cancer support to more than 2,200 people in Southwest Wisconsin. Learn more today at

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