"Offers decades of hilarity in one brilliant package." (AudioFile)
"Showcases the humor and talent of Chicago's Improv Theatre... Non-stop laughs. It's the next best thing to sitting front-row for a live performance." (Midwest Book Review)
Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di The Best of Second City
- D. Martin
I don't want to see what was rated second best
Given Second City's larger than life reputation, perhaps I was expecting too much. Or maybe the magic of improv (and this is improv style, and I think the scenes may have started as improv, but they're basically all scripted) lies in being in the room. Either way, I'm disappointed. And yes, a lot of the cultural references are from the 90s, but I don't think that's the problem either (unless you're too young to remember the 90s). It's just not very funny. The fun part is hearing the voices of people who went on to make it big, notably Stephen Colbert. The unfun part is that it's really not very funny.
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1/3 funny; 2/3 not funny
A few of these skits are laugh out loud funny, but it really is just a few. Several are really vulgar, and a few are dated and completely inappropriate in our present culture. There is nothing funny about a teacher who gets frustrated when his students don't know the answers to his questions and starts shooting them one by one. This is no classic.