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Yep, You Can Study Improv & Comedy At The Second City From Literally Anywhere

Yep, You Can Study Improv & Comedy At The Second City From Literally Anywhere

Here’s an alternative fact: “You must live near Second City to study comedy at Second City.”. Distance doesn’t have to be a deal breaker when it comes to learning from the best.

A Very Special ‘Sesame Street’ Especially For President Trump: B Is For Budget

A Very Special ‘Sesame Street’ Especially For President Trump: B Is For Budget

Muppets don’t get mad; they get educating.

Emmy Winner Peter Tolan Talks Comedy, Bravery & Dick Jokes With The Harold Ramis Film School

Emmy Winner Peter Tolan Talks Comedy, Bravery & Dick Jokes With The Harold Ramis Film School

Tolan is an Emmy Award-winning television screenwriter, director, producer and member of The Harold Ramis Film School advisory board.

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!

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