Second City: First Family of Comedy

Second City: First Family of Comedy

Cast: Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey

     
 

Originally produced as a three-part series for Canadian television (which may explain why the Toronto Second City company earns more screen time than the founding Chicago troupe), this tribute to the pioneering improvisational comedy theater gets a solid presentation for its DVD release. The Second City: First Family Of Comedy has been transferred to disc inSee more details below

Overview

Originally produced as a three-part series for Canadian television (which may explain why the Toronto Second City company earns more screen time than the founding Chicago troupe), this tribute to the pioneering improvisational comedy theater gets a solid presentation for its DVD release. The Second City: First Family Of Comedy has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the material looks fine on disc, certainly by the standards of a television news documentary. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, and is crisp and clearly audible throughout. The interviews and performances are in English, with no subtitles or multiple language options included. As a bonus, extended interview outtakes are included from chats with Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey, Martin Short and Dave Thomas recorded for this series. While some might be puzzled by First Family of Comedy's emphasis on Second City's Toronto sister company, it's a lively profile of a wildly influential chapter in the history of contemporary humor, and this disc serves the material nicely.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2007
UPC:
0054961903993
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Acorn Media
Time:
2:08:00

Special Features

Extended interview segments with Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short, Dave Thomas, and Tina Fey

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Second City: First Family of Comedy
1. Episode 1: Dave Thomas Intro [1:14]
2. Episode 1: A College of Comedy [4:41]
3. Episode 1: Windy City Roots [4:19]
4. Episode 1: Off-the-Cuff Revolution [2:42]
5. Episode 1: Comedy's Sea Change [7:34]
6. Episode 1: Second City: The Next Generation [4:35]
7. Episode 1: Hungry Young Canadians [8:33]
8. Episode 1: The Old Firehall Opens [5:41]
9. Episode 1: SCTV Is Now on the Air! [2:58]
1. Episode 2: Scott Thompson Intro [1:50]
2. Episode 2: It Came From Melonville [4:59]
3. Episode 2: SCTV Goes to Hollywood [3:35]
4. Episode 2: "Special" Guests [4:45]
5. Episode 2: New Network, New Stars [6:55]
6. Episode 2: Beer, Back Bacon, and Toques [6:46]
7. Episode 2: SCTV Hits the Big Time [4:56]
8. Episode 2: Johnny LaRue's Crane Shot [1:44]
9. Episode 2: Bob and Doug: Superstars! [1:59]
10. Episode 2: Arrivals and Departures [5:04]
1. Episode 3: Joe Flaherty Intro [1:49]
2. Episode 3: Bowling With Culture [9:18]
3. Episode 3: Second City's Impact [2:48]
4. Episode 3: Mike Meyers Graduates [3:54]
5. Episode 3: Pat, Ryan, and Colin [5:09]
6. Episode 3: Dratch and Fey [1:35]
7. Episode 3: Applied Improvisation [5:41]
8. Episode 3: Whose Line Is It Anyway? [2:50]
9. Episode 3: Fearless Learning [2:11]
10. Episode 3: From the Past to the Future [7:27]

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