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FOX PRESENTS a pair of comedy shows this fall

May. 25, 2018 • Press Releases
by Alison Highberger, PR Manager

FOX PRESENTS: JULIA SWEENEY, Spokane’s Own Top Comedian, in 
“Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider” 
September 28 at 8:00 p.m.  

The Laughs Continue with
 “THE BEST of THE SECOND CITY” 
November 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale June 14 for both shows.

SPOKANE—May 25, 2018… FOX PRESENTS two comedy shows at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox this fall: Comedian Julia Sweeney returns to her hometown of Spokane on September 28 at 8:00 p.m. to perform a new one-woman show, Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider. Also coming to The Fox is The Best of The Second City on November 14 at 7:30 p.m.  

Tickets for both shows go on sale on June 14, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.

Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider

Julia Sweeney is a writer, actor, comedian, director and monologist. Famous for being a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1990-95, she created and popularized the androgynous and outrageous character, “Pat.” 

Sweeney is also well-known for her monologues that combine comedy and drama, including God Said Ha! about her family health crises, including her own battle with cancer. She staged the show across the U.S., as well as on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater. The film version was produced by Quentin Tarantino, and the accompanying comedy album was nominated for a Grammy award.

Sweeney’s second monologue, In the Family Way, played in New York and L.A, and was developed into a memoir, If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother. Her third monologue, Letting Go of God, was adapted into a film that aired on Showtime. Sweeney is a cancer survivor, an outspoken secular humanist, and the proud mother of a teenage daughter. The oldest of five children in an Irish Catholic family, Sweeney graduated from Spokane’s Marycliff High School.

“I’ve always considered myself a comedic monologist, but it occurred to me that I was so close to doing stand-up that I should just take that step. My show is observational and strewn with funny stories. I’m older and, yes, a wee bit wider, but I’m happy about it, and I think you’ll laugh and have a good time,” Sweeney said.

THE BEST of THE SECOND CITY

On November 14, FOX PRESENTS Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater in The Best of The Second City. This show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history, made famous by superstar alumni like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more—as well as The Second City’s trademark improvisation. You’ll experience how it all began during this special, one-night-only performance on November 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

The Second City opened its doors in Chicago in 1959. Fresh, fast and always funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly 60 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest. 

Ticket Information:  

On Sale June 14:
Tickets for Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider, Sept. 28, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., range from $33-$45.
Tickets for The Best of The Second City on Nov. 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. are $30 and $40.
Tickets for both shows are available starting June 21 online at www.foxtheaterspokane.org. Tickets may also be purchased with personalized service at the box office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane, from 10 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday, or by calling (509) 624-1200. 

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