The Second City

Upcoming Events

The Best of The Second City
Comedy
Runs Aug 20Nov 06, 2019

Come see where it all began! The Best of The Second City features some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from our fifty-eight year history performed by The Second …

The Second City’s 108th Mainstage Revue
Comedy
Runs Aug 20Oct 31, 2019

Come see The Second City Mainstage’s brand new 108th Revue. This is the most exciting time to see a show on our stages. The cast is fresh, new …

The Second City e.t.c.’s 43rd Revue: Grinning from Fear to Fear
Comedy
Runs Mar 01Dec 29, 2019

Dive into the e.t.c.’s latest comedy onslaught that will leave you laughing like you’re high on life–or maybe just copious amounts of Lexapro. From psycho killers to big …

She The People: The Resistance Continues
Comedy
Runs Jul 26Nov 16, 2019

We’ll bet you 72 cents on the dollar (or much, much less!) you’ll cheer for this sketch show entirely created, designed, and performed by the fearlessly funny women …

Legendary Laughs
Comedy
Runs Aug 24Nov 02, 2019

We’re pushing all politics aside and putting laughter in the spotlight! See some of our all-time favorite sketches and songs pulled from our vastly over-stuffed comedy vaults paired …

Improv Comedy Hour
Comedy, Improv
Runs Aug 19Nov 25, 2019

A brand new twist on a classic art form…from the mind of Mick Napier. A wildly unpredictable display of classic improvisational games and techniques finessed for the modern …

1616 N. Wells
Chicago IL 60614
312-337-3992
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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