During these unique times of sheltering in place people are in need of a good laugh and The Second City’s improv-based sketch comedy is the perfect solution! Announced today, Topic, the streaming service from First Look Media, are partnering with legendary comedy force and improvisational theater troupe The Second City for a half-hour sketch and variety limited series event called The Second City Presents: The Last Show Left on Earth. The limited series event will stream exclusively on Topic in North America one week after an initial 24-hour global stream on The Second City’s and Topic’s social channels.
The first episode of The Second City Presents: The Last Show Left on Earth will premiere on Thursday, April 16, at 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT and then exclusively on Topic April 22nd. Episodes will roll out weekly over the course of four weeks and will be available to watch after the fact on Topic.
The series will feature a line-up of Second City’s finest alumni and famous friends for a mash-up world of original sketches, musical performances, animation and rare Second City footage from the vaults. The first episode will be hosted by Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), with musical guest Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and special guest Kelci “Saff” Saffery from Netflix’s Tiger King.
Christina Anthony (Mixed-ish) will host the second episode with musical guest Valerie June. Additional talent for the series includes Edgar Blackmon (Alone Together), John Hartman (The Good Place), London Hughes (To Catch a D*ck), Katie Kershaw (Mrs. Fletcher), Andrew Knox, Kate Lambert (Teachers), Brad Morris (Bombshell, The Good Place), Mike O’Brien (A.P. Bio, SNL), Ian Owens (Shrill), Claudia Michelle Wallace (Shrink, Key & Peele) and Fred Willard (Modern Family, Best in Show).
Additional hosts, musical, and special guests to be announced shortly. Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter Andrew Bird will also be composing and performing an original theme song.
Below is a list of the social channels The Second City Presents: The Last Show Left on Earth will be available on for 24 hours, prior to Topic’s exclusive:
The Second City’s Social Channels:
Topic’s Social Channels:
Topic is available to US and Canadian
audiences on topic.com,
AppleTV & iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android, and Amazon Prime Video
Channels. For more information about The Second City please visit: http://www.secondcity.com/.
Source: Topic, The Second City, IMDb