Second City & Bill Murray

Second City Television (SCTV) is a Canadian television sketch comedy show offshoot from Toronto's The Second City troupe that ran between 1976 and 1984. William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian. 5.0/5

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Bill Murray finally comes home in this rare Second City clip from 1980
Check out Second City, the comedy breeding ground for such funny stars as Tina Fey, and Bill Murray
Before they were famous: Video of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray, and others at Second City
Watch an early, Second City performance of Bill Murray's Nick the Lounge Singer character:
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Check out this newly unearthed clip from Bill Murray's 1980 Second City show
Everyone from Bill Murray, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd to Adam McKay, Stephen Colbert and Aidy Bryant got their start at Second City. But according to a transcript of his speech provided to The Huffington Post, Leonard joked about being in the same spot as those graduates 25 years ago ...
DAY 78: Robby Benson and Karla DeVito Our instinct here is to begin with a play off of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Karla being "Beauty," natch, but for anyone who was a teenager in the 70s and liked boys, Robby Benson could never be thought of as an unattractive hulking "Beast"... his performance in ICE CASTLES alone still makes our knees weak, and our eyes teary ("We forgot about the roses!")... meanwhile, Karla was spending the 70s performing with Bill Murray in the famed Second City troupe, and singing back up for BLUE OYSTER CULT and MEAT LOAF. Then in 1981, during the Broadway production of PIRATES OF PENZANCE it happened... she went on for Linda Rondstadt, he took over for Kevin Kline, and the Pirate King found his Mabel for real, and true love was born. She continued on her trajectory - David Letterman once referring to her as "the sweetheart of rock n' roll"... He becoming a much sought after voice-over actor after the wild success as Beast in Disney's Oscar nominated film... but when the magic really . ...
Harold Ramis, 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star, dead at 69 CHICAGO - Comic actor, director and writer Harold Ramis died Monday in Chicago after a long battle with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, TMZ reported. He was 69. Ramis wrote the screenplay for the 1978 comedy "Animal House" and then went on to write hit comedies starring Bill Murray including "Meatballs" (1979), "Caddyshack" (1980), "Stripes" (1981), "Ghostbusters" (1984), "Groundhog Day" (1993) and "Analyze This" (1999). He also acted in and served as producer on "Meatballs," "Stripes" and "Ghostbusters." He was a humor editor for Playboy magazine before joining Chicago's groundbreaking Second City comedy improv company in 1969. He was head writer for "SCTV," produced in Canada, which starred Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty and Rick Moranis. What a talent, what a career, what a man. (Y) (Y)
Comedy writer and director Harold Ramis made us laugh with "Groundhog Day" and "Caddyshack" and thrilled us with "Ghostbusters". Trained by Chicago's Second City improv troupe, he often worked with fellow Chicagoan Bill Murray. Ramis passed away on Monday. This 1984 "Ghostbusters" game in our collection was played on the Commodore 64 computer. It was designed by David Crane, who also was also the designer of "Pitfall!" The Commodore Plus/4 pictured here was introduced in 1984 and was a more powerful sequel to the 64. It was billed as the "productivity computer with software built in":
Harold Ramis, star of 'Ghostbusters', dies at the age of 69 CHICAGO: An attorney for Harold Ramis has said that the actor has died. Fred Toczek has told The Associated Press that Ramis died early on Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69. Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes". According to Biography.com, Ramis co-wrote "Ghostbusters", in which he appeared with fellow Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. The website says he also co-wrote "National Lampoon's Animal House" and "Meatballs" and directed such films as "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day".
They had the script, he had the cast, he was invited to the city of Woodstock, Il, and he saw the square, the downtown, and he knew he found his location for the movie. And so it was that "Groundhog Day" was filmed in our town, and every year they have a Groundhog Day celebration, to remember how our town became Pauxotawny for the movie. And this director came to love the town, not far from his suburban Chicago home, and on a couple of occasions, he even came to celebrate the special day in Woodstock. Harold Ramis was a brilliant filmaker when it came to comedy, and he never forgot those that he worked with and learned from when he started his career. Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Joe Flaherty and John Candy from Second City, Bill Murray who he made several films with, and his family, who he was always able to spend time with. For all of his success and stardom, he was still the Chicago area guy who never left his roots. Next time you watch "Groundhog Day", look at the square, it still looks the same, a ...
RIP, Harold Ramis. One of the greatest comedy screen writers of all time: Animal House, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ground Hog Day, Ghostbusters, Analyze This. Are you kidding me! Plus directing and acting. And he was a writer and sometime performer for SCTV (early eighties late night comedy. Think John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara). He got his start in Second City in Chicago with greats such as John Belushi and Bill Murray. Such a great talent, and one of the few good natured, nice people in Hollywood. Harold, you have passed, but your work will live on.
god rest sol Harold Ramis spent almost his entire life making people laugh. For more than forty years, he churned out hysterical screenplays, collaborated with the titans of showbusiness and directed some of the most beloved comedies ever made. Sadly, at the age of 69, that brilliant ride is now over. Details are still very fuzzy at this point, but according to TMZ, he passed away at his Chicago home from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis early this morning after a multi-year fight with the illness. His family was there at the time, including his longtime wife Erica who he married in 1989. After writing plays in college, Ramis got his start working for the Chicago Daily News and contributing to Second City. From there, he was hired as Playboy’s joke editor and later worked alongside John Belushi and Bill Murray on The National Lampoon Radio Hour. That job turned into head writer of SCTV, which turned into a screenplay co-writer for Animal House. During the years that followed, Ramis either directed or ...
Happening Tonight (2/1): Chicago’s Second City sketch comedy troupe has given rise to celebrities from Bill Murray to Tina Fey. Catch their performance of “Happily Ever Laughter,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. Tickets are $24 and can be purchased at www.harbisontheatre.org , (803) 407-5011 or at the box office.
Chicago Lessons: Second City: Nickname for Chicago. For decades, Chicago was second to NY in its population. Today, it’s the third largest city in the US, with nearly 3 million people, behind NY and LA. Second City is also a renowned comedy club, the source of comedians like Joan Rivers, Bill Murray, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John & Jim Belushi, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd and even Mike Myers!
I'm getting involved with Second City for the comedic songwriting class. Yes THE Second City in Chicago where comedic legends like Tina Fey, Mike Myers, Dan Akroyd, Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray and the late but great John Belushi have attended. I can't wait for this!!
9 months ago I got on the Mega Bus and just left Toledo, on a Whim. Bought a one way ticket for $9, and said I am done with Toledo. No job, no plan, only $200 to my name, only 1 week on a couch with a family friend, and a dream. That dream was to go to Second City-comedy school. I was borderline homeless at one point, hopeless, lost. Facing the thought of sleeping outside in the cold or going back to Toledo, I said out loud 3x times, "I need a miracle" and then miraculously, literally moments later, in the most random of random ways I bumped into Terryl Bell. I had not seen him since 2002, in high school. He offered to let me crash on his couch til I figured things out and that's when I realized my dreams were meant to be. (I cried so hard that night, sobbing so much my shirt was wet!) Flash forward 9 months I am now finally ready to go to Second City. I have been dreaming of this moment for my whole life. I have never been more excited in my life. The journey that got me here has been amazing. I have gro ...
Bill Murray, John Belushi, Tina Fey, Amy Pholer, Chris Farley, TJ Jagodowski, Ithamar Enriquez, Frank Caeit, Keegan Michael Key, Scott Adsit, Stephanie Wier, Mike Myers, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrel and a though sand other names you know have all come out of Second City. One of them has to be the best and she’s coming to The Outliars Comedy Club Dec. 6th and 7th 7:30 and 9:30 Jet Eveleth and Holly Laurent will be headling the Outlairs Comedy Clubs Scottsdale and Glendale and doing two workshops. Can’t wait. Merry Christmas to me. This is a special event. And it is a special event so no discounted tickets will be accepted. “Follow your dreams the do come true.” –Don Barnhart  
Video on Today: Over the last 54 years, Second City has produced some of the greatest comedians of our time, from Gilda Radner and Bill Murray to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports and talks to “SNL” cast member Cecily Strong, a Second City alum.
"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 the comedy world's best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City's trademark improvisation." Join us after the Titan Games tomorrow for a night of laughs from some serious comedians! 8:00. Hansen Student Center. See you there!
With the summer departures of Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott, “Saturday Night Live’s” Sept. 15 premiere will feature three new players imported from Chicago’s Second City (which has already given us everybody from Bill Murray and John Belushi to Mike Myers and Chris Farley to Tina Fey a...
John Candy and Bill Murray during their time at Second City. (Via Chicago Tribune)
Let's see ... once we reach Chicago, home of the legendary Second City improv school, we'll pass through Wheaton, native soil of John Belushi. We'll also make a run through Wilmette, birthplace of Bill Murray. We'll stop for the night in Waukegan, the city that gave us Jack Benny. We may even make a ride up to Milwaukee, birthplace of Chris Farley. Do you suppose I love comedy?
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