Comedy clubs are more than just laugh factories these days. Increasingly they are making cameos in your office with workforce and leadership training initiatives.
Humour is something that the majority of us use and enjoy instinctively, but there is plenty of scientific research to confirm what those natural impulses tell us: humour is good for us.
The Innovation Crush podcast provides all the “who-to-know” and “what-to-know” you'll ever need to know. Kelly Leonard joins long-time idea maker and host Chris Denson to talk about Second City’s evolution as a business and how improv often leads to the best innovation.
New York Times critic and author Jason Zinoman ultimately makes the case for the power of comedy. ("Comedy has become essential to how we see ourselves.") In the article, Second City Works is referenced as an effective, on-trend way to improve the bottom line.
Kelly talks to Anne Libera, who runs Second City's Comedy Studies Program with Columbia College, about how humor can be a vehicle to address tricky subject matter and strengthen bonds between people, communities and organizations.