4:56 PM EST, November 26, 2012
Of the three new “Saturday Night Live” cast members hired from Chicago for this season, Cecily Strong (a.k.a. “The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party,” featured on “Weekend Update”) has made the biggest impact so far. (Amusingly, she also worked both sides of the Petraeus scandal recently, pulling double duty as Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley in a single episode.)
Just three months into her new TV gig, she returns to town for a one-night performance 8 p.m. Wednesday with her Chicago improv team Virgin Daiquiri at iO Theater in the Wrigleyville neighborhood.
“It’s kind of sweet,” said iO co-founder Charna Halpern, “since the last time she was on this stage was in front of Lorne Michaels at her ‘SNL’ audition” back in August.
Virgin Daiquiri can also claim current “SNL” performer Aidy Bryant as one of its alumni.
For more, go to ioimprov.com/chicago.
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