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Perry Ad Is YouTube's No. 3 Most-Disliked Video

'Strong' ad behind only Justin Bieber, Rebecca Black videos

(Newser) - Rick Perry's controversial new campaign ad is closing in on the YouTube record for most disliked video ever. The ad—which currently has close to 400,000 "dislikes"—is now behind only Justin Bieber's video for "Baby," and Rebecca Black's "Friday" video.... More »

What Disney Princesses Teach Our Girls

You can learn a lot from Beauty and the Little Mermaid

(Newser) - The Second City Network —the same geniuses who brought us “ Sassy Gay Friend ”—have a new series of brilliant YouTube videos: “Advice For Young Girls From a Cartoon Princess.” Belle from Beauty and the Beast would like you to know that “desire... More »

Chicago Outfit Readies Limbaugh Musical

Second City comedy troupe's kicks off Feb. 3

(Newser) - Chicago’s famed Second City comedy outfit might have just the cure for your winter blues (or reds, depending on how you tend to vote): Rush Limbaugh! The Musical. Opening next week, it will take “back to Rush’s humble beginnings and follows his ascent to conservative dominance buoyed... More »

Blago to Appear in Rod Superstar Spoof

Ex-gov to take the stage to announce extension of musical mocking his career

(Newser) - The Second City revue's harshly critical musical send-up of Rod Blagojevich's rise and fall will have a special guest onstage Saturday: Rod Blagojevich. Producers of Rod Blagojevich Superstar say the impeached former Illinois governor will be on hand to announce the hit spoof's extension through August, and will join... More »

Paul Sills, 'Orson Welles of Improv'

Second City co-founder, dead at 80, saw movement reach SNL heights

(Newser) - For a performer, Paul Sills kept a pretty low profile. But make no mistake: The Second City co-founder was a massive influence not just on improvisational comedy, but on comedy and theater in general. Without Sills, who died yesterday at 80, there would be no Chicago improv scene, no Saturday ... More »

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