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Julia Sweeney Makes Second City Debut with ‘Older and Wider’


Author, actor and comedian Julia Sweeney, who lives in the Chicago suburbs, is launching a new stand-up residency at The Second City.

Sweeney is best-known for her role as androgynous Pat on “Saturday Night Live,” where she was a cast member for four and half years after “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels discovered her while she was in the legendary L.A.-based comedy troupe The Groundlings. 

Her new show “Older and Wider” is a departure for Sweeney, who considers herself a sketch comedian and comedy writer, rather than a stand-up comic. She is calling her show a workshop and plans to develop her material continuously.

See “Julia Sweeney: Older and Wider” at 9 p.m. Fridays (through Feb. 2) and 6 p.m. Sundays (through March 18) at The Second City, 230 W. North Ave.


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