Preview: The Second City

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From the February 7, 2013 edition

This Chicago-based theater comedy and improvisation troupe has been the Yale of the genre for more than 50 years. Its reputation for spot-on irreverent humor and picking and nurturing budding young stars before they blossom to the big time — Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert, to name a few — remains intact as a swath of Second City comedians takes on new and classic material in Columbus.