This week, catch the fourth episode of the Emmy nominated TV series “American Dream” on WPWR MyTV Chicago . Join Two Door Group co-founder and host Jen Vest as she explores the “first name” in improv comedy – Second City – alongside Cameron Benson, creator of @boredinchicago. Then, hop over to an “under renovation” Two Door Group listing in Lincoln Park. From laughs to improv to demolition, you definitely won’t want to miss this!

Episode Recap: Second City Laughs & Improv

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In this episode, we tour one of the most legendary and iconic theaters in Chicago- Second City! Known as the “first name” in improv comedy,  this venerable stage of hilarious, creative expression has been making audiences laugh since 1967!

Step inside and you’ll find yourself in a place where comedy legends are born before your eyes. Not only did Second City sketches inspire hit movies such as Wayne’s World and Blues Brother’s, but it has played an integral role in the talent seen on Saturday Night Live.   

In fact, in SNL’s premier show, John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray were all previous Second City cast members featured in this performance back 1975. Second City stands proudly at the forefront of sketch-comedy training programs; its classes have launched countless comedic talents into stardom through their wit & charm on screen. 

Some of Jen’s favorite Second City Alumni include: 

  • 1970s: John Belushi, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Dan Akyrod, Bill Murray, Martin Short
  • 1980s: Rick Moranis, Mike Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Farley, Tim Meadows 
  • 1990s: Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Nia Vardalos, Keegan-Michael Key 
  • 2000s: Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis


There is truly so much more history over 60 years of hitmaking and comedy gold. See more amazing Second City History at:

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Two Door Group Fun Fact!

In 2006, Jen worked at the ticket box office of the Huntington Theater Company in Boston, MA. In 1987, Stephen Colbert worked in the Box Office (for free!) at Second City in exchange for free classes and trainings

When In Rome… Jen and Cameron’s Attempt at Improv

Seeing as we were at the home of funny, we decided to try our hand at some improv. We had the pleasure of learning from experienced Second City Ensemble member Mark Campbell, and were bravely accompanied by Cameron Brenson – Chicago’s renowned activity master and creator of the famous @boredinchicago instagram account.

Together with our cast mates, we took part in an improv game named ‘Dr Know-it-All.’ Let us know how we did:

Tour of Lincoln Park Condo Under Renovation

We then headed over to a “construction zone” where we checked out a new listing with our team agent, Liz Zollner, who was getting the listing renovated and ready to sell. This 2 bed 2 bath condo is in the heart of Lincoln Park on the top floor, and under Liz’s guidance, has been transformed into a contemporary beauty!

Some highlights of the renovation include: 

  • The kitchen now boasts quartz countertops, updated cabinetry, brushed gold hardware, and an oversized breakfast bar with a waterfall edge
  • The spacious primary bedroom features a walk-in closet and ensuite bath with double vanity, soaking tub, and matte black fixtures. 
  • The second bathroom has been updated with new ceramic tile floors and vanity as well as gold and matte black fixtures. 

Now add to that brand new lighting throughout, freshly painted walls, and new windows & sliding doors, this unit went under contract pre-market for our clients. If you’re looking to renovate your space, check out our Compass Concierge Program, the hassle-free way to sell your home faster and for a higher price with services like staging, flooring, painting, and more.

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Cable, Streaming & Social 

If you missed the airing on Travel Channel, you can catch the episode of American Dream Chicago streaming on Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Roku and on Two Door Group Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channels. 

Contact Us

For more information, reach Two Door Group Co-Founder and Realtor Jen Vest at