So, recently, there was a Sun-Times article about “diversity” in Chicago’s improv community (sort of the last white frontier as far as integration goes). A week or so ago at my day job (I am a radio host), I interviewed folks from Pimprov (yes…that’s basically what it sounds like. Listen to a clip below). In the interview, they also touched on the perception of improv as being lily-white (and how that part’s not so funny). Even if the Pimprov folk hadn’t mentioned the race situation at Second City, specifically, I think the flyer at left gives it away: a blaring black banner reading “The Second City: Outreach and Diversity”.
Was that REALLY necessary? REALLY? Cringe… Anyway, still I’m pretty excited to see this revue.
The show runs Saturdays at 9pm, April 11-June 6th at Donny’s Skybox Theatre, 1608 N. Wells, 4th Floor Piper’s Alley
for tickets, click here.
Below is a photo from Pimprov…. and above is my interview with these folks. A lot of questions were answered….