What Do ‘Shrek’ and Second City Have in Common? [SECOND CITY SPOTLIGHT]
We all know Mike Myers is the voice of everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, but do you know where Mike Myers got his big break in the world of comedy? The same day he graduated high school, he was hired at The Second City, the leading brand of improv-based sketch comedy.
Myers was one of many big stars to come out of this group going back over 50 years! You know him best through his work in Austin Powers, Wayne’s World and countless Saturday Night Live sketches. While working at The Second City, he was told that true artists “make things.”
So when you ask me what I do, I say I make things.
Myers was also lucky enough to have been in a commercial with Gilda Radner when he was 10 years old, influencing his goal of becoming an actor.
Contributed by Jessica White