The Second City to open 2019-2020 Coe Marquis Series

Marquis Series

The Coe College Marquis Series is bringing world-famous improv to Cedar Rapids. The Second City will perform its “Greatest Hits, Vol. 59” at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in Sinclair Auditorium on the Coe campus. 

Since opening in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has launched the careers of some of the biggest names in comedy, including Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Keegan-Michael Key and Stephen Colbert. “Greatest Hits, Vol. 59” celebrates 60 years of producing cutting edge satirical reviews. Audiences will be treated to the fresh, fast and funny sketch comedy, original songs and improv of the next generation of comedy superstars.

  • The remainder of the 2019-2020 Marquis Series includes:
  • Pianist Teresa Walters — 7 p.m. Oct. 18
  • Special event to be announced — 7 p.m. Nov. 8                    
  • Madonna Thunder Hawk and “Warrior Women” — 7 p.m. Feb. 22

Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for non-Coe students 18 and younger and seniors 55 and older. Visit to purchase tickets. There is no charge for Coe College students, faculty and staff. The Marquis Series is funded by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational presentations to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.

Coe values its location and relationship with the Cedar Rapids community and looks forward to providing high-quality entertainment and outstanding lectures to the area. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe’s success in offering superb academics and exciting co-curricular activities stems in large part from its location in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. As such, Coe welcomes the community to participate in this event.

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