The Second City and The Onion, have partnered to present a new writing program at The Second City Training Center's Chicago campus, 1608 N. Wells.
The first course (already sold out) is titled, "Basic Writing with The Onion," a one-of-a-kind writing course taught by founding editor of The Onion, Scott Dikkers.
"The assets required of writers at The Second City and The Onion are very compatible - they need to be smart, funny and satirical," said Andrew Alexander, CEO/Executive Producer of The Second City in a prepared statement.
"Aside from being America's finest news source, The Onion is the most literate, most entertaining, most influential and most profitable publication in the United States of America, including Texas," said Steve Hannah, CEO of The Onion in the joint statement. "Partnering with the Second City, we will--for the first time in recorded history--share the mysterious creative secrets that have made The Onion a three-time Nobel Prize winner. Plus, upon completion of the course, you will be much smarter, much cooler, more attractive to members of the opposite sex and immensely more interesting at parties. That alone is worth the price of tuition."
Additional levels will be added to this writing program including intermediate and advanced writing as well as a Master Class.
The next term at The Second City Training Center is scheduled for June 24 - Aug. 25. Early registration begins May 24. Visit www.SecondCity.com for more information.