Just a few days ago I read on a cast member’s blog about The Second City Touring Company being dissolved—awful news, considering that six very talented actors, and their musical director are now unemployed. And no matter how you spin it, it reflects badly on the company as well… For example, getting a an audition for the Touring Company is a big reason why many students go through the Conservatory program at the Training Centre, so this news is almost certainly going to affect the graduating class that I’m about to take on.
What I didn’t know was that the powers that be also saw fit to fire Peter Sherk, pictured above on tour with yours truly in China in September of 2001. I’ve worked with Peter since my first day on the Second City mainstage in 1993, and was fortunate enough to go overseas with him three times, twice to Asia and once to Bosnia-Herzegovina. In fact, Peter holds the unique honour of being the only person to have ever aimed a loaded grenade launcher at me!
I know I’ll have the pleasure of working with Peter again, and I’ll go out of my way to do it. If Second City is foolish enough to let this guy go, then as far as I’m concerned they don’t deserve to have him.