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Del Close

  1. Mike Myers Drops Out Del Close Biopic ‘Del’Earlier this year it was confirmed that Mike Myers had signed on to play legendary Chicago improv coach Del Close in a biopic called Del, but […]
  2. Mike Myers to Play Improv Guru Del Close in Upcoming Biopic ‘Del’A Del Close biopic that’s been in development for several years is moving forward with SNL alum Mike Myers. According to The Hollywood […]
  3. ‘Thank You Del’ Tells the Story of a Man and the Thriving Community He […] In the documentary Thank You Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon, the thesis of the film is mercifully clear. There existed a man named […]
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    Watch Young Amy Poehler’s Lost Second City PilotIt’s called RVTV.
  5. This 20-Year-Old Amy Poehler Pilot Is the Stuff of Comedy Nerd DreamsWelcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in […]
  6. Adam McKay on What He Learned from Working with Improv Guru Del CloseWill Ferrell doesn’t mince words when describing Adam McKay, his longtime friend and comedy collaborator. “He’s kind of a dangerous […]
  7. Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: Del Close’s ‘How to Speak Hip’What better way to honor improv guru Del Close than with a post about a spoken word record he released in 1959? With an entire three-day […]
  8. This Week in Comedy: UCB’s Del Close Marathon, Talking to Amy Schumer, and […]-We talked to Fred Armisen about leaving SNL and diving back into Portlandia. -We talked to Amy Schumer about her Comedy Central show, Inside […]
  9. UCB Announces Ridiculously Good Del Close Marathon Line-Up, AgainUCB has announced the schedule for its annual Del Close Marathon and as always, it seems too good to be true. The 56-hour long-form improv […]
  10. There Are Two Dueling Del Close Biopics in Development There’s been a lot of hubbub in the press lately about two competing Steve Jobs biopics, but now, The Chicago Tribune reports that there are […]
  11. Neil Flynn Talks Del CloseNeil Flynn, star of sitcoms Scrubs and The Middle, sat down with The AV Club for an interview today, in which he talked about his early days as […]
  12. Improv’s Babel: Defining the Game of the SceneInterviews by Matt Visconage. Improv was doomed with a semantics crisis from the start. When long-form improvisation began to flourish as its […]
  13. Bill Murray Tried to Make an Improvised Movie in 1984Will Harris over at The A.V. Club has a great interview with actress Jami Gertz today. Gertz was one of the stars of Anne Beatts’s short-lived, […]
  14. Meeting the Guru of Longform Improv in ‘The Delmonic Interviews’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  15. Bill Murray Discusses Del Close; Is The BestBill Murray has always kept the media and Hollywood at a distance. Besides, regularly losing roles because he doesn’t return phone calls, he […]
  16. Talking to Charna Halpern About Working with Del Close to Create Longform […]On paper, Charna Halpern is intimidating. Really intimidating. Through her partnership with Del Close, she co-founded ImprovOlympic, developed […]
  17. Talking Del Close and the Early Days of Chicago Improv with SNL’s Alex BazeThis is the first in a series of columns and interviews in which I’ll examine improv comedy and how it affects the comedy scene in general. I’m […]
  18. One Hour of Poehler & Lynch and One Tragically Unreleased Movie Trailer An hour of Amy Poehler and Jane Lynch chatting would be worth it no matter what they’re talking about, but if they’re talking about Amy’s […]
  19. The Lost Projects of Harold RamisWhile Harold Ramis isn’t quite a household name, he absolutely should be. As a writer/director, the man shaped the big screen personas of Bill […]
  20. Watch a Recently Unearthed 1986 Interview with Improv Godfather Del CloseHere’s a recently unearthed gem: it’s an interview with Del Close from Chicago public access TV in 1986 done by current Conan writer Brian […]