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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
5:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m.

UP Comedy Club
Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Join fellow young adult cancer survivors (16-40 years old) as the Lurie Cancer Center celebrates a "Night of Humor and Healing" at Second City, the world's premier comedy club.

The evening will include food and drinks, networking, a one-hour improv show and a talk by special guest Glenn Rockowitz. Glenn is an author, comedian, and four-time cancer survivor. He is the founder of Best Medicine, a nonprofit organization that brings comedy performances to homebound cancer and AIDS patients. He currently runs Change It Back, an Adolescent & Young Adult cancer coalition designed to improve treatment standards for AYA patients. Glenn's talk on "Humor and Healing" will address some of the unique issues that adolescent and young adult oncology (AYAO) survivors face after a cancer diagnosis, and he will outline ways to cope and thrive.

Glenn Rockowitz
Glenn Rockowitz

Glenn's memoir, Rodeo in Joliet, became a national bestseller shortly after its release in 2010 and was subsequently optioned to become a major motion picture. It was reported in Variety that the film is to be adapted by screenwriter Ryan Knighton and released in 2015. He has recently appeared on NPR, NBC and a variety of syndicated radio programs.


Ticket price: $10


Second City is located a few blocks East of the Sedgwick brown line stop and .8 miles East of the North/Clybourn red line stop. Street parking is available for an hourly rate, and the garage at Piper's Alley is $22 for four hours.

About the Show

ScriptLess is a totally improvised one-hour comedy show performed by Second City's talented actors. The show will be "PG-13" in language. With no scripts and only your suggestions, The Second City ScriptLess team presents a completely new, improvised revue every time they perform. This show is highly interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

Event Partners

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Leukemia & Lymhoma Society Protein Bar

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