Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Second City - First Family of Comedy|
Director: Sharon Bartlett
Genres: Comedy, Documentary
Second City has spawned generations of great comedians. With its emphasis on improvisation, narrative, and character instead of simple jokes, it also changed the way we think about culture?while making us laugh out loud. ... more »
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Unexpectedly VERY interesting!
Dee J. | 01/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was able to watch an advance sample of this DVD collection and was very impressed. Frankly, I had thought that it might be a bit boring. But the interviews with Second City members (back to Alan Arkin, who I didn't even know was a member!) were great. There are some samples of Second City shows that I had never seen before and LOTS of trivia that I had never heard. Based on what I saw, I can definitely recommend this collection. I can't wait to watch all of this one!"
Good, but better if you're from Canada
George Love | 02/26/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I somewhat enjoyed this series of 3 specials made for Canadian TV. However with the exception of Tina Fey and Rachael Dratch there is no focus on any comedians spawned from Chicago past 1990. I was pleased with the first 2 segments, which chronicled its beginnings in Chicago in the 50's through SCTV in the 80's, but the third segment left me unsatisfied. George Wendt, Shelley Long, Tim Kazurinsky, Mary Gross, Dan Castellaneta, Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carell, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert; these are just some noteworthy alumni which are NOT EVEN MENTIONED in this series."