Second City And Sourcebooks Improvise Book Deal.Business Editors, Publishing Writers
NAPERVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2000
Celebrating comedy at its highest level, The Second City and leading independent publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc., announced today their plans to commemorate the improv A multidimensional Windows spreadsheet from Lotus that allows for easy switching to different views of the data. Data are referenced by name as in a database, rather than the typical spreadsheet row and column coordinates. Improv was originally developed for the NeXt computer. icon's 40 years of "first in comedy" tradition.
Sourcebooks will be the exclusive publisher to present highlights, excerpts, interviews and stories direct from the legendary stages of the Chicago-based landmark. The yet untitled book will feature a remarkable integration of text and rare photographs detailing behind-the-scenes activities, glimpses of backstage humor and a direct link to the past with two audio CDs containing both classic and never-before-heard material.
"A book alone would not do justice to this endeavor," explained Sourcebooks' Publisher and President Dominique Raccah. "With the CD element we are recreating the experience of hearing 'new' material by some of the greatest comedians of our time - people like John Belushi John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an Emmy Award-winning American comedian, actor and musician, notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoon's Animal House and The Blues Brothers. , Dan Aykroyd Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Canadian/American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. He was an original cast member of Saturday Night Live , Gilda Radner Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedienne and actress, best known for her five years as part of the original cast of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live. and Chris Farley Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and comedian.
He was a cast member at Chicago's Second City Theatre and achieved his greatest fame as a cast member on the American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. . This is an adventure that readers can share with their neighbors, families and friends and one that they will not soon forget."
"This book - with photographs, audio and written components - offers us the most complete way to tell our story," comments Kelly Leonard, Producer of The Second City. "And what a story it is: funny, touching, historic and still relevant after 40 years. We are so pleased to be able to tell our story in pictures, words and sounds - the way we do it on the stage every night of the year. The Second City could not have found a better partner to collaborate with on this project than Sourcebooks. The history of Second City is so vast, wild and hilarious, that only a company as diverse and risk-taking as Sourcebooks could handle the job."
Sourcebooks enjoyed a tremendous amount of success with prior mixed-media offerings. We Interrupt This Broadcast and And the Crowd Goes Wild, by Joe Garner Joesph Garner (born April 12, 1988 in Blackburn) is a professional footballer who plays for Carlisle United. He plays as a striker. Footballing career
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"At Sourcebooks, we want to help people experience books in entirely new ways," said Todd Stocke, Sourcebooks' Managing Editor. "In this case, we're bringing The Second City right into your living room. The result is a treasure that ensures future generations will share in the rich legacy of comedy from The Second City."
Through its commitment to making an impact on society, the publishing industry and the lives of individual readers around the world, twelve-year-old Sourcebooks has grown from a home-based dream into a multi-million dollar company with new 16,000 foot headquarters, three locations across the country and its very own cow. From its small-town, Naperville, Illinois Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in Illinois in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 128,358; The United States Census Bureau estimated the population in 2006 at 142,901. , location, Sourcebooks boasts over 300 titles in print, three imprints and new company acquisitions on a regular basis. Every day around the world, thousands of people are enlightened and inspired by the books published by Sourcebooks.
About The Second City:
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