The Second City

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Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo
Runs Sep 18, 2018Sep 06, 2019

Unseen forces have assessed the data to create the perfect comedy content for all humans! Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo takes no prisoners (well, maybe just a few prisoners) …

Grinning from Fear to Fear
Runs Apr 18Jun 30, 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 …

The Second City’s She the People: The Resistance Continues
Runs Jan 10Jun 02, 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 …

After Hours: A Late Night Improv Show
Runs Jan 11May 25, 2019

Stay up late with The Second City as we bring you our latest and greatest. It’s interactive. It’s hyperactive. It’s the most fun you’ve had past bedtime. Come …

Improv Brunch
Runs Apr 28Jun 30, 2019

The Second City scrambles together two of everyone’s favorites, comedy and brunch, for a scrumptious spread followed by an all-you-can-laugh, totally improvised experience from the city’s finest. It’s …

The Second City’s Improv Comedy Hour
Runs Dec 03, 2018May 27, 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 …

The Second City’s Salute To Pride
Comedy, Variety
Runs Jun 04Jun 26, 2019

“The Second City’s Salute to Pride” is an all-new, all-queer variety show performed entirely by an all-LGBTQIA+ cast. Hosted by Chicago drag queen sensation Lucy Stoole and directed …

The Second City’s Totally Bonkers Improv Showdown
Runs Jun 12Jul 31, 2019

The Second City is taking family entertainment to mind-blowing new heights! Bring the whole gang to watch two teams of totally top-notch improv maniacs face off in a …

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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