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The Life Lesson from Prince We Carry With Us Every Single Day

The Life Lesson from Prince We Carry With Us Every Single Day

Martin Morrow: On April 21st, the world lost one of the greatest musicians and cultural icons of all time. Prince transcended genre and style.

Do You ‘Still Got It’? A Quiz With the Answers All Filled In For You!

Do You ‘Still Got It’? A Quiz With the Answers All Filled In For You!

Q: Can a publication still refer to you as a “girl,” even though at 47 years old, you’ve lived enough life to be referred to as the fully-grown adult woman you’ve legally been for 29 years? (Also, is beauty a life well-lived or is the young-staying secrets?

What to Expect When You’re an Improviser with Anxiety

What to Expect When You’re an Improviser with Anxiety

Are you paralyzed just from the stress of reading that title? You’re not alone.

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’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

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.