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It’s Not Us, It’s You, RNC: A Break-Up Note From Cleveland

It’s Not Us, It’s You, RNC: A Break-Up Note From Cleveland

Dear Republican National Convention,. So…we need to talk.

Ways Clinton Can Convert All Those Die-Hard Bernie Fans

Ways Clinton Can Convert All Those Die-Hard Bernie Fans

On the heels of the Republican National Convention, it’s do-or-we-all-die time for the Democrats, who need to launch into full throttle and probably drink as much Full Throttle as Rudy Giuliani did before his address. In order to beat the Trump/Pence ticket, Hillary Clinton must secure the loyalty of the rabidly disappointed Bernie Sanders fan base–because nothing would bring an end to the modern world faster than voters vowing to feel the Bern…

Superpowers I Have Attained From My First 6 Weeks of Improv Class

Superpowers I Have Attained From My First 6 Weeks of Improv Class

No matter what stage of life you’re in, an improv class is guaranteed to magically transform you into a better person overnight. I’ve just finished my first fundamentals class, and already I’ve developed superpowers I never knew could be all mine.

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.

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1959 Kitchen & Bar - The Second City

1959 Kitchen & Bar

Hungry? Thirsty? Come see us in 1959

Second City Neighborhood Tour - The Second City

Second City Neighborhood Tour

The Second City kicks off another glorious summer with the return of “The Second City’s Neighborhood Tour”.

Second City Gift Cards - The Second City

Second City Gift Cards

Best. Gift. Ever. = Second City Gift Cards.

#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment - The Second City

#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment

“Enjoy an evening of hilarious relationship comedy” – The Torch

Afro- Futurism - The Second City

Afro- Futurism

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.

The Second City’s ​Fast, Loud & Funny - The Second City

The Second City’s ​Fast, Loud & Funny

UP Comedy Club presents: ​​The Second City’s ​Fast, Loud & Funny!

Best of The Second City - The Second City

Best of The Second City

Looking for something to do on Monday night? Hang out with us!

Second City's Improv All-Stars - The Second City

Second City's Improv All-Stars

See Chicago’s finest improvisers