It’s Game Night at Second City in the Up Comedy Club. The night starts by dividing the room up into East vs West. Then, the first game begins with four Second City actors. The rules are simple; get your partner to guess the famous person on the wall without saying the name. In the second round, you use the same names but you can only use 2 words to describe the person. In the third round, you can’t use any words and must act out the name. It’s fun to watch them play, and it’s even more useful to learn the game so you can play it at your own parties. Later on, there is a scavenger hunt where various odds and ends are collected and everyone who is double jointed or can sing a national anthem in another language goes on stage. Oddly enough, there is only one person on stage from the east side who has one double jointed finger while the west side has about 10 people. They have an assortment of double joints, including one women whose shoulder allowed her to wrap her arm behind her head way beyond most people’s ability. They also have two people who sang the Polish and the German national anthem.
Overall it was a fun night, but it could be even better if they removed the Second City players and had the audience do all the parts of the game. Also, if there were free tickets on the line for the winning team, it would be more competitive. With these small adjustments, they’ll surely have a hit on their hands!