Because Everyone's a Comedian
We’ve got classes for all age levels
Try one of our classes at the legendary Second City Training Center. Classes begin every few months and fill up quickly, so be sure to book your spot today!
Did you wake up this morning feeling flushed? Is your skin tingling all over?
“Yas Queen,” or “Yas Kween,” as it is known in the Eastern region of the United States, is the coolest phrase in the world. Ever.
Chances are, you’ve gone to a commencement at some point. Perhaps it was your own — high school, college, post-grad.
So, what’s The Second City?
The Second City has been bringing the funny for over 50 years, but here’s the short version.
We began as a small comedy theater, and have grown to become today’s leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With a variety of theaters, training centers and full-time, touring ensembles, you can find us all over the world.
We’ve also taken improv off the stage, expanding our business to include collaborations with corporate clients, and television and film productions.
And we have more than a handful of successful Second City alum that we aren’t too modest to mention, like Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, and Keegan-Michael Key.
Hungry? Thirsty? Come see us in 1959
ArcLight Cinemas and The Second City bring the Second Wednesday screening series to Chicago
The Second City kicks off another glorious summer with the return of “The Second City’s Neighborhood Tour”.
Best. Gift. Ever. = Second City Gift Cards.
“Enjoy an evening of hilarious relationship comedy” – The Torch
The Break Out Comedy Festival was created in 2015 as part of a relationship between NBCUniversal and The Second City with the goal of showcasing diverse voices in comedy. Each night of performances will feature some of the country’s best young, diverse talent in sketch, improvisation and stand-up.
Afro-Futurism is the future of comedy. The vanguard of Chicago’s hippest African-American talent deliver the street satire and cultural cosmologies of a city on the brink.
Come play with us!
UP Comedy Club presents: The Second City’s Fast, Loud & Funny!
Looking for something to do on Monday night? Hang out with us!
See Chicago’s finest improvisers
Back by popular demand!