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Lorne Michaels on the Prowl in Chicago?

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingHas Lorne Michaels been in town scouting for new talent for Saturday Night Live? The SNL casting season is underway, and The Bastion hears that this time last year Michaels was scoping out the fresh young improv talent in Chicago.

Of course, on the first day of new student orientation at Second City, they tell you straight up that you're not going to be plucked from Improv Level Two obscurity and whisked to Weekend Update fame the next week, but as we all know, giant herds of talent have migrated from the Windy City to the Big Apple to populate the stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Second City Chicago recruits of recent years include Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, David Koechner, Ana Gasteyer, Nancy Walls, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch and Horatio Sanz.

So what the dilly, yo? What's the buzz?

-Elizabeth McQuern

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They held auditions last night at Improv Olympics. Lorne, Seth Myers, and Steve Higgins(Jimmy Fallon's announcer) all showed up.

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