Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins (1922 – June 16, 2013) was an American writer, television and theatre director, and comedian. He was best known as a founder of The Second City improvisational comedy troupe with Paul Sills and Howard Alk in 1959. Sahlins also opened the Second City Theatre in Toronto in 1973.
Sahlins was born in 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at the University of Chicago in 1943. On June 16, 2013, Sahlins died at his home from natural causes in Chicago, Illinois, aged 90. He was survived by his wife, Jane Nicholl Sahlins.
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- Chris Jones Theater critic 7:19 p.m. CDT, June 16, 2013. "Obituary: Bernie Sahlins, co-founder and former owner of Second City, dies at 90". chicagotribune.com. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/theaterloop/ct-ent-sahlins-obit-20130616,0,5657950.column. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
- Sahlins, Bernard (2001). Days and Nights at the Second City. via SCTV Guide