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A Visit To The Mall of America: A Christmas Poem

A Visit To The Mall of America: A Christmas Poem

‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas and all through the mall the Liberal Elite were showing their gall…

The Biggest Comedy & Filmmaking Truth Bombs Paul Feig Dropped On The Second City Training Center

The Biggest Comedy & Filmmaking Truth Bombs Paul Feig Dropped On The Second City Training Center

Students of The Second City Training Center’s Harold Ramis Film School recently got a visit from bona fide comedy badass Paul Feig…

I Wrote the Last Good Christmas Song. Deal with It: By Mariah Carey

I Wrote the Last Good Christmas Song. Deal with It: By Mariah Carey

I mean, it’s got bell chimes. There are so many octaves. I win.

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

Behind the Scenes Tour - The Second City

Behind the Scenes Tour

Join Second City and it’s best tour guides for the Behind the Scenes Tour!

Second City Gift Cards - The Second City

Second City Gift Cards

Best. Gift. Ever. = Second City Gift Cards.

Second City 24 Hour Improv - The Second City

Second City 24 Hour Improv

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!

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 Twist Your Dickens at Goodman Theatre! - The Second City

The Second City’s Twist Your Dickens at Goodman Theatre!

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!

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!