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‘Space Jam 2′ Plot Leaked–With Photos!

‘Space Jam 2′ Plot Leaked–With Photos!

It was announced yesterday that Space Jam 2 is actually happening, as news broke that Justin Lin signed on to co-write and direct the sequel to 1996’s box office hit starring Michael Jordan. LeBron James, long-rumored to be involved in the project, is reportedly set to star.

There Is No Way ‘Rent’ Could Exist Today

There Is No Way ‘Rent’ Could Exist Today

If you were a theater kid growing up, you probably remember how your life changed after learning about a musical called Rent. You then wanted nothing more than to move to New York City, disown your parents for no real reason and live the life of a poor, starving artist in the East Village.

Goodbye, Lucas Museum? Why Chicago Can’t Have Nice Things

Goodbye, Lucas Museum? Why Chicago Can’t Have Nice Things

It looks like this battle station won’t be fully operational anytime soon. Due to interference from a special interest group, Mellody Hobson released a statement earlier this week saying that she and her husband, George Lucas, will look at other cities for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and Swords that Make Humming Sounds.

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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Misc. News

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.