The Second City: Black Side of the Moon

Cade Martin
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The Second City renews its long-running, hugely-successful partnership with Woolly Mammoth by turning its satirical lens toward Black America. A cast of Chicago’s funniest and edgiest African American sketch and stand-up artists—the first of its kind ever assembled by the troupe—delivers the street satire and cultural cosmologies of a city on the brink.

What does it mean to be black in the future? A new generation of audacious comedic voices explores everything from a utopian black planet founded by a retired Barack Obama to the ongoing struggles black people face with police brutality to the ongoing struggles white people face with gluten. We’ll see you on the Black Side of the Moon!

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Approximate Running Time
120 minutes



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