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NPR.org: All Things Considered, June 3, 2008 · Paul Sills, the father of modern improvisation — and co-founder of The Second City comedy troupe — has died at the age of 80.
Second City has launched dozens of comedy careers, including those of John Belushi, Chris Farley and Stephen Colbert. Sills helped start the group nearly five decades ago with the help of producer and director Bernard Sahlins. Sahlins talks with Melissa about Sills' passing.