The Second City

Upcoming Events

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Sweater
Comedy, Holiday
Runs Nov 20Dec 31, 2023
Are you tired of the same-old holiday reruns? Then dash through the snow (grey slush) to The Second City for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Sweater. Festive family gatherings, office parties, classic holiday movies, and Mariah Carey’s entire catalogue will all get roasted like chestnuts on an open fire in this fast-paced, interactive comedy revue stuffed with seasonal songs, sketches, and of course, a generous helping of our world-famous improv comedy.
Holiday Improv Brunch
Holiday, Improv
Runs Nov 19Dec 31, 2023
Bring your band of merrymakers as we scramble together two of everyone’s favorites, comedy and brunch, for a scrumptiously seasonal breakfast with a totally improvised experience from the city’s finest. Whether you side on the Naughty or the Nice List, come enjoy mimosas…we don’t judge. Food and mimosas are available a la carte.
The Second City: “What The Elf?”
Comedy, Improv
Dec 09, 2023
The Second City returns with heaping serving of seasonal satire that is the perfect alternative to those same old holiday shows. Nothing is off limits in this fast-paced, interactive comedy revue filled with style, wit, and plenty of that famous Second City improv.
1616 N. Wells
Chicago IL 60614
The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improvisation and has been delighting audiences for over 50 years.  We have resident companies in both Chicago and Toronto as well as National Touring Companies and casts on NCL cruises.  We have shows seven nights a week on our stages; the shows consist of short scenes, songs, and comedic improvisational sketches.  Cocktails and food are available throughout the show.  Additionally, our training programs in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood have launched the careers of countless stars of stage and screen.