Andrew Alexander’s life work culminated with the Second City Project

Andrew Alexander, a 67 year old movie producer, has recently become one of the most influential Chicagoans. He has done extensive work in the comedy world, with his most popular work being the Canadian comedy show SCTV. This groundbreaking comedy show started the careers of funny men such as Eugene Levy, John Candy and Martin Short.

Andrew Alexander got his start producing shows in Toronto, Canada, in the 1980s. His show, SCTV, was not only the inspiration for his production company, The Second City Inc., but has also inspired the theater of the same name. The Second City Theater, based in Chicago, hosts several theater projects, acting and improv classes, and offers a support system for local actors.

Andrew Alexander has placed himself wherever he needs to be to get deals done and projects made. His offices are located in Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles. Each city has a specific purpose; Toronto is the Hub, LA is where the shows and films get created, and Chicago is where the new talent is discovered and created. The Second City Theater is where many comedy legends such as Bill Murray, Steven Colbert, and Tina Fey have come to hone their craft and sharpen steel with other talented actors.

Andrew Alexander’s most recent project is a rebirth of his old skit show, named the Second City Project. The show has already been nominated for several Canadian Screen Awards. Alexander himself has been nominated for two Emmys, won the Arts Chicagoan of the Year award in 2009, and is listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Chicagoans.

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