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Leaked: The Most Shocking DNC Emails

Leaked: The Most Shocking DNC Emails

As you probably already know, the Democratic National Committee got the crap hacked out of its emails. 20,000 emails were released by WikiLeaks, revealing some classic cronyism where certain fat cat donors were going to get rewarded with fancy positions and appointments in the Clinton administration and, of course, a buttload of disdain for Bernie Sanders (proving some of the unbearable Bernie Bro conspiracy theories of a rigged primary kinda true).

Here Comes Brie Larson to Ruin My Childhood Memories of Me Having No Memories of a Strong Female Role Model In My Childhood

Here Comes Brie Larson to Ruin My Childhood Memories of Me Having No Memories of a Strong Female Role Model In My Childhood

By Zachary Theodore Clemmins-Rouche, Activist, Social Critic, Gamer, Internet Personality, Frequent YouTube Commenter, Gentleman. Here we go again…

Will You Be My BFF, Michelle Obama?

Will You Be My BFF, Michelle Obama?

Dear Esteemed FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Esq.,. I watched your speech last night at the DNC, and I can safely say I’m pretty sure we would be the best of friends.

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 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

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