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The Second City Unscripted by Mike Thomas
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Feb 04, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011, non-fiction

It's probably unfair to compare this book to Tom Shales' Live From New York, but given the similar styles and subject matter, it's inevitable. I enjoyed parts of Second City Unscripted, especially the areas detailing the creation of SC and the space given to the troupe's recent success in the late 1990's... but man oh man, this book is hurting for some key interviews.

Many big Second City stars are missing (Mike Myers, Bill Murray to a lesser extent) as are a lot of perspectives from the cast of SCTV. There's some good stuff in here, but the book can't help but feel incomplete.

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