Second City reunion on Just for Laughs sked
Mike Ditka, 'My Boys' stand-up show also on festival lineupNEW YORK -- A Second City class of '79 reunion with Jim Belushi, Mike Ditka and a stand-up show featuring "My Boys" stars Jamie Kaler, Michael Bunin and Reid Scott have been added to the second annual TBS Presents A "Very Funny" Festival: Just for Laughs in Chicago in June.
Organized by TBS and Montreal's Just for Laughs, the festival has also added a range of new sketch and alternative programming, including a showcase of Andy Kaufman Award winners.
At the Windy City's legendary Second City club, Belushi will join George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Nancy McCabe-Kelly, Bruce Jarchow, Danny Breen and more for a reunion.
Wendt, Joe Mantegna, Robert Smigel, Bob Odenkirk, Richard Roeper and special guest Ditka will team up for "Da Bears Movie Dat Wasn't," a live reading of the never-produced screenplay for "Saturday Night Live's" Super Fans. The show will also include Super Fan sketches, surprise guests and a Q&A with Ditka.
Also, comedians Kristen Schaal, Patrice O'Neal, John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress and more are scheduled to pair up for six "Double Threat" shows.
Meanwhile, due to popular demand, the festival has added a fourth show by Aziz Ansari ("Parks & Recreation") who is bringing his "Dangerously Delicious Tour" through town.