Sad news from Chicago today. Joyce Sloane, matriarch of Second City, passed away at 80.
She’s responsible for discovering and cultivating some of comedy’s greatest talents, including John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, and Bill Murray. Associated with Second City for nearly fifty years, Sloane was also responsible for founding the e.t.c. company, the national touring company, and the Toronto Mainstage.
To get to know the kind of woman Sloane was, check out the Chicago Tribune’s piece on her, which features stories from Second City staff and alumni.