The Second City

Upcoming Events

Best of the Holidays
Holiday, Improv
Runs Nov 21Dec 31, 2022

We guarantee yule laugh a whole latke as The Second City unwraps the most wonderful time of the year in our nut-cracking-est, jingle-bell-ing-est revue ever! Celebrate over sixty …

Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not
Comedy, Improv
Runs Apr 28Dec 31, 2022

The Second City is sorry not sorry for making you laugh with the 110th Mainstage revue, Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not. Leave your worries at …

Great Altercations
Comedy, Improv
Runs Aug 12Dec 31, 2022

The Second City e.t.c. comes out swinging with another knock-out, interactive show! Great Altercations faces off against all the little reasons we come apart…and brings us back together …

What The Elf?
Holiday, Improv
Runs Nov 17, 2022Jan 01, 2023

It’s just not the holidays without hot cocoa…and hot takes! Make merry at The Second City with this original sketch, variety, and improv celebration of the season. After …

Improv Holiday Brunch
Holiday, Improv
Runs Nov 27, 2022Jan 01, 2023

From uproarious laughter to limitless libations, The Second City’s Holiday Improv Brunch is the gift that keeps on giving! Bring your band of merrymakers as we scramble together …

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.
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