Second City's Letters to Santa benefit announces lineup
The Second City's Letters to Santa, an annual event in which improvisers, comedians and musicians take turns performing for 24 hours in a row to benefit Chicago's Onward Neighborhood House, has released a detailed schedule of appearances. Included in this year's benefit, kicking off December 18 at 6pm in the e.t.c. Theatre, are B-52s frontman Fred Schneider, Kim Deal of the Breeders, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, fivethirtyeight.com statistician Nate Silver, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, SNL's Fred Armisen and many more. Featured improvisers include SNL's Jason Sudeikis, Tim Robinson and Michael Patrick O'Brien (writer), Shelly Gossman and more. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door beginning at 5pm on December 18 and throughout the show as long as seats are available.
Here is the schedule:
6pm: Fred Schneider
7:30pm: Robbie Fulks
9:30pm: Jeff Tweedy
12am: Kim Deal
2:30am: JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound/Fred Armisen
7:30am: Bonnie Prince Billy
10am: Nate Silver and Steve Albini
12pm: Jenny Gillespie
4:30pm: The Blisters
Featured Improvisers include Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde, Ryan Archibald, Emily Candini, Dina Facklis, Scott Goldstein, Shelly Gossman, TJ Jagodowski, Brendan Jennings, Michael Patrick O'Brien, Sam Richardson, Tim Robinson, Rebecca Sohn, Rich Sohn and Fred Armisen.