Second City celebrates the holidays at Pheasant Run 

ST. CHARLES—If annoying holiday films, dreaded family gatherings and over-played Christmas songs fail to get you in the holiday spirit, The Second City certainly will when they bring their Dysfunctional Holiday Revue performance and additional New Year’s Eve show to Pheasant Run Resort, presented by Noble Fool Theatricals (soon to be Fox Valley Repertory in 2011).

Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world’s best and brightest.  Their alumni list reads like a who’s who of American comedy, including John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and countless others.

Not only will an evening with The Second City provide audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, but they will also have the opportunity to see hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation—all with a special holiday slant. It’s a fast-paced, interactive comedy revue filled with style and wit—where even Rudolph is fair game. Strong adult language and themes. Not recommended for children or young teens.

Dysfunctional Holiday Revue performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 and 17; and Tuesday, Dec. 21. Tickets are priced at $39.  Dinner and overnight packages are available.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Dysfunctional Holiday Revue at 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31.  Tickets are $50 and include show tickets, party favors and champagne. Overnight party packages are also available.

Pheasant Run Resort is located at 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles. For tickets, call the Pheasant Run Box Office at (630) 584-6342 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Additional performance information can be obtained at www.noblefool.org.