For more than 30 years, the improv guru Del Close of Second City urged young comedians (Tina Fey, John Belushi, and Bill Murray, to name a few) to see their craft as an art form that required intelligence, not banana peels. "Treat your audience like poets and geniuses," he said. Since his death in 1999, top improvisers from more than a dozen cities have come together in his... More >>>