Second City to Headline Special Live Event Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Public Radio’s Business Show, Marketplace

CHICAGO--()--The business solutions division of The Second City – Second City Communications – takes the stage at Chicago’s Chase Bank Auditorium on October 22 for a special event to mark the 25th anniversary of the popular public radio business program, Marketplace.

The live event, co-hosted by Marketplace and Chicago’s premier public radio station, WBEZ-FM, is titled How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers. The evening is designed as an irreverent and insightful look at how numbers dominate our lives – in business and elsewhere.

Second City Communications CEO, Tom Yorton, will join Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal – along with a handful of Second City actors and other guests and reporters – to explore how make sense of the numbers that are so omnipresent in daily life.

“This is where we excel – in unpacking a topic that is typically dry and boring,” said Tom Yorton. “We are excited to join the Marketplace folks and to show how improv and comedy are natural for demystifying many topics and engaging audiences anywhere – live, virtual, or online,” added Yorton.

The October 22nd Chicago event is the next in a series of live events that Marketplace has staged nationally as it celebrates its 25th anniversary, including previous stops in Washington D.C., New York, Cleveland, Aspen, and Houston, with a final stop next month in Los Angeles.

WBEZ’s website write-up on the evening offers more hints at what to expect on October 22nd: “The Dow. The NASDAQ. Weekly unemployment. Numbers like these parade through our daily lives, in headlines, on TV and the radio. But what if these numbers hold some surprises? What if each and every one has an interesting story? What if they can actually be presented with a little [gasp] fun?

The Marketplace event begins at 7PM on October 22nd. Tickets are available for purchase online here.

About Second City Communications

Second City Communications (SCC) is the business solutions division of the world-renowned improvisational theatre company, The Second City. Drawing on The Second City’s 50-year legacy of connecting with audiences through powerful, incisive content, SCC works with hundreds of Fortune 1000 clients each year in content marketing, professional development, internal communications, and meetings & events. http://www.secondcitycommunications.com.

About Marketplace

Marketplace® is produced and distributed by American Public Media™ (APM), one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world with a portfolio reaching 18 million listeners via more than 900 radio stations nationwide each week. Produced in association with the University of Southern California, Marketplace® programs (Marketplace, Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Tech Report) are currently broadcast by more than 500 public radio stations nationwide. For more information on Marketplace visit marketplace.org.

Contacts

For Second City Communications
Michael Tirrell
312-787-2426
michael@michaeltirrell.com

Release Summary

Second City to headline special event celebrating 25th anniversary of public radio's business show, Marketplace - featuring an irreverent look at how numbers dominate life in business and elsewhere.

Contacts

For Second City Communications
Michael Tirrell
312-787-2426
michael@michaeltirrell.com