For immediate release | June 13, 2013

Unique library and librarian sketches from Second City at ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash

CHICAGO - Unique customized library-related material will add a special zing to Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theater, Best of The Second City, when they bring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City’s 52-year history to 2013 ALA Annual Conference. Offering attendees a good laugh while raising money for an important cause, they’ll appear at the ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash from 8 - 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at McCormick Place.

From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more comes the next generation of comic legends in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation. The Second City is a Chicago landmark and a national treasure, celebrating 52 years of cutting-edge satiric revues and continuing to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. ALA Conference attendees will enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the laugh-out-loud event, whether the content is ripped from the morning headlines or offering a classic gem from The Second City archives — or from their own library environment!

The money raised from the Bash provides scholarships for graduate students in library and information studies, including Spectrum. Tickets are $25 (nonrefundable) and are going fast. You must register for the conference (or log in if you have already registered) to purchase tickets.

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