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The second of six children born and raised in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago’s Southside, David Reynolds attended St. Ignatius College Prep before entering Benedictine University (known in the last century as IBC). After graduating with a degree in history in 1982, Reynolds made the obvious choice (to him at least) to study improvisation at Second City. There he met and performed with many of today’s leading comedic actors including Robert Smigel and Naperville’s favorite son, Bob Odenkirk. In 1988, Reynolds performed in a sketch show in Chicago with Smigel, Odenkirk and Conan O’Brien called, “Happy, Happy Good Show.” That show introduced the world to The Superfans and the catchphrase, “Da Bears.”