October 2nd, 2009
01:15 PM ET
5 years ago

Second City's comedy take

(CNN) – The famous Second City comedy group, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, recently came to Washington to perform as part of the Smithsonian Associates program.

But unlike many comedians who find the president and politicians a favorite target, its members are choosing to emphasize something else. Jessica Yellin sat down with ensemble members Sayjal Joshi and Greg Hess and talked about why there aren’t more jokes aimed at the president and their take on some of the government’s movers and shakers.


Filed under: President Obama
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  1. Just Me

    Thanks for this informative news item. How's that IAEA stuff coming along?

    October 2, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  2. Willy Brown

    What a bunch of seat shiners.

    October 2, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  3. cgillette369

    they are owned by rahm emanuel.

    no jokes about obama.

    October 2, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. Chi Guy

    I'm from Chicago and Obama was a poor Senator & now a poor president. He's a bumbling fool without a teleprompter. This is why people don't go to second city, they just don't get it.

    October 2, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  5. jon

    I guess Second City has no desire to be funny anymore.

    October 2, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  6. Ryan

    It was a 50th anniversary show. Way to do your research CNN.

    October 2, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |