October 25, 2016, 7:00 pmMissouri Theatre
Slate and The Second City are pleased to announce casting for “Unelectable You,” a new live political comedy show launching at UP Comedy Club in Chicago on July 28 before heading out on a national tour this election season. The “Unelectable You” tour cast will feature The Second City alums Carisa Barreca and Frank Caeti, Cleveland alum Cody Dove, Alan Linic, Ian Owens and Tien Tran.
In addition to the talents of The Second City, the legendary institution that’s incubated America’s best comedic talent for over fifty years, the Slate/Second City collaboration will incorporate Slate writers and personalities into the show. Comprising both scripted and improvisational portions, the production will explore topics such as campaign trail scandals, what makes a candidate “electable,” how voters consume political news, and much more.
The “Unelectable You” creative team includes veteran Second City director Matt Hovde and writers Steve Waltien, Tyler Alexander, Billy Bungeroth, Marla Caceres, Ed Furman, Scott Morehead, Carley Moseley, John Thibodeaux and Slate’s culture editor, Dan Kois. The design team includes William Boles (Set), Heather Gilbert (Lighting), Jesse Case (Sound and Composition), Mike Tutaj (Projections) and Raquel Adorno (Costumes).
About Slate: Slate is a daily magazine on the Web that offers analysis and commentary about news, politics, culture, business, law, and technology. Slate‘s strong editorial voice and witty take on current events have been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online and the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. Reaching 24 million unique visitors per month, Slate is a division of Graham Holdings Company. For more information about Slate, visit www.slate.com.
About The Second City: Beginning as a small cabaret theater on Chicago’s north side in 1959, The Second City has grown to become a comedy empire, building a robust $55+ million business based on its core improvisational methodologies. Resident theaters in Chicago and Toronto create topical sketch comedy revues that satirize politics, culture and news of the day. Additionally, Second City performs thousands of shows each year in regional theaters, colleges, performing arts centers. Beyond its stages, The Second City created the foremost school of improvisation-based arts in the world with training facilities in Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles that currently enrolls over 11,000 students annually; a corporate division that works with hundreds of Fortune 500 companies in areas of training, marketing, entertainment and brand services; and The Second City’s forays into television and new media include the classic, Emmy Award-winning comedy series SCTV and continues to produce new content and programming.