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Polish Up That Resume ASAP If You Want a Shot at Being Our Nation’s Next VP

Polish Up That Resume ASAP If You Want a Shot at Being Our Nation’s Next VP

If you’ve spent your youth being exploited by unpaid internships, it can be tough to land a high-level job. But with a few assists, you can bump up your r?sum?

T-Minus 72 Hours Until Beyoncé: Your Complete Pre-Concert Checklist

T-Minus 72 Hours Until Beyoncé: Your Complete Pre-Concert Checklist

Did you wake up this morning feeling flushed? Is your skin tingling all over?

5 Signs That “YAS QUEEN” Is Probably Not For You

5 Signs That “YAS QUEEN” Is Probably Not For You

“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.

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/Second Wednesdays at ArcLight Cinemas - The Second City

Second City/Second Wednesdays at ArcLight Cinemas

ArcLight Cinemas and The Second City bring the Second Wednesday screening series to Chicago

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

 - The Second City

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 - 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