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The Second City in Chicago is arguably the most famous and influential comedy club in the world.

People who got their start there went on to make films like The Graduate, Catch-22, Animal House, Ghostbusters, Wayne's World, Groundhog Day and Best In Show, as well as countless television shows including Saturday Night Live.

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The Second City in Chicago is arguably the most famous and influential comedy club in the world.

People who got their start there went on to make films like The Graduate, Catch-22, Animal House, Ghostbusters, Wayne's World, Groundhog Day and Best In Show, as well as countless television shows including Saturday Night Live.John Bird looks at the Second City in Chicago, arguably the most famous and influential comedy club in the world.

He examines how a theatre project run by a bunch of high-brow students became a comedy giant.

John Bird examines how a theatre project run by a bunch of highbrow students became a comedy behemoth.

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John Bird looks at the Second City in Chicago, arguably the most famous and influential comedy club in the world.

He examines the impact the Second City has had on TV comedy and looks at the health of the organisation today.

John Bird examines the impact Second City has had on TV comedy and looks at the health of the organisation today - has the Bush administration helped it go back to its political roots?