Columbia College adds comedy writing, performance degrees - New York News

Columbia College adds comedy writing, performance degrees

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CHICAGO, Ill. (FOX 32 News) -

Columbia College in Chicago has a new degree that will really make people laugh: Comedy Writing and Performance.

On Tuesday, the liberal arts college announced a partnership with Second City for its new degree program in the theatre department.

Columbia's president released a statement saying "Columbia's location in Chicago, arguably the most active and influential city in the world of improv and sketch comedy, makes the college uniquely suited to offer a comedy concentration."

Second City of course has turned out a ton of comedy heavy-weights including Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

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