The Second City expands partnership with Insight to produce original programming

This year, The Second City has worked with Insight Productions on an upcoming documentary about the comedy theater’s legendary TV series, SCTV.

Now they’ve agreed to collaborate further to develop original comedy programming.

“The magic of Second City’s creative process has always been twofold. Not only do our writers and performers create collaboratively, but we constantly test and tweak new material in front of a living, breathing audience. The work goes straight from the Writers’ Room to the stage, so we have a veritable comedy lab at our fingertips. By partnering with the innovative team at Insight, the creative possibilities are immeasurable,” said Second City CEO and Executive Producer Andrew Alexander.

“Between the two companies, we’ve got the talent, know-how, and experience to create exceptional – and exceptionally funny – content for audiences around the world,” said John Brunton, Chairman & CEO of Insight. “Andrew has been a friend and colleague for 30 years and we’re both eager to combine the teams to produce the kind of first-rate content audiences will clamor for.”

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