After graduation, Tyler headed to Chicago to try his luck at the Second City comedy/improv “institute” there. Transitioning from the sheltering arms of OBU in Shawnee and moving to the Windy City to take a run at show biz shows a level of bravery and spirit that his uncle never mustered at that age. Everybody asks, “What’s he gonna do?”, but of course neither he nor I knows the answer to that. But I’m proud he’s willing to take the adventure.
Last week I flew up to Chicago to hang out with him a bit, and to see him at a short ‘showcase’ at Second City. It was dark and my pictures are no good, but at least you can recognize him in his debut on a Chicago stage. Remember this day.