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5 Female Characters That Are Tired As Hell

5 Female Characters That Are Tired As Hell

It’s time these women hung up their stereotypically character-specific hats.

Let’s Support The Swedes During This Difficult Time

Let’s Support The Swedes During This Difficult Time

Despite the counterfactual evidence, it’s important we come together to support the victims of 2/17.

These Lesser-Know Award Shows Are Every Bit As Unbiased As The Oscars

These Lesser-Know Award Shows Are Every Bit As Unbiased As The Oscars

It’s that exciting time of year when a group of moviemakers gets together and decides that movies about movies are the best movies!

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 24 Hour Improv - The Second City

Second City 24 Hour Improv

Onward House is still accepting donations via their PayPal link–or like 24 Hour’s Facebook page to find out about our Amazon Wishlists for these deserving families.

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!

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!