The World's Premier School of Comedy
We’ve got classes for all age levels.
Try one of our classes at the legendary Second City Training Center. Classes begin every few months and fill up quickly, so be sure to book your spot today!
If you love arts and crafts, are passionate about your work, and are really, really good at keeping your damn cool, apply now!
Because you put the “fun” in “abuse of fun-damental human rights.”
How this directing duo went from NYU film students to Oscar nominees filming big, ballsy, hilarious Hollywood comedies.
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.
Hungry? Thirsty? Come see us in 1959
Join Second City and it’s best tour guides for the Behind the Scenes Tour!
Best. Gift. Ever. = Second City Gift Cards.
Second City’s non-stop annual tradition of 24 Hour Improv & Music is back for its 15th year of no sleep and no excuses. JOIN US IN SECOND CITY’S E.T.C. THEATER MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 TO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 2016 JUST $20 (CASH ONLY) GETS YOU IN THE DOOR!
Looking for something to do on Monday night? Hang out with us!
This December, unwrap The Second City’s holiday hit Twist Your Dickens—with amped-up improv and the funniest fresh faces in Chicago comedy, it’s more outrageous than ever!
UP Comedy Club presents: The Second City’s Fast, Loud & Funny!