Diversity – Festival

NBC Second City BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL - June 5-6, 2015

The Second City and NBC Universal joined partnership in 2014 to establish a premiere comedy festival that would identify and support  emerging  and established diverse talent in sketch, stand-up, and improv.  The two day curated event kicks off on June 5-6, 2015  headlined by Al Madrigal (NBC’s About that Boy) on Friday, June 5 and Rob Funches (  NBC’s Undateable)  on June 6. Featured acts include distinguished 2015 Bob Curry Fellows from Second City Chicago and Toronto.  Additional acts to be announced. 


Last Years Event Video

Toronto Diversity and Shows

Each year Second City Toronto host a Diversity Weekend for new improvisers and actors along with established artists within the community to network and discover opportunities at Second City.

 After our 2015 successful Bob Curry Fellowship launch and showcase, we will offer this exciting opportunity in 2016. Details posted in fall 2015. 

Contact Us

To inquire about college workshops, lecture demonstrations or a visit to your school or university, contact:

Dionna Griffin-Irons
Director of Outreach & Diversity
312-664-4032 ext. 3577

Off the Cuff Podcast

Real Actor Stories, Insightful career tips and Humor to Amuse and Inform you…


Podcast #2
From Beginning level improv classes, to a SNL (Saturday Night Live) audition, improv comedy has taken Ms. Baker on a solo journey full of high seas adventures, and self discovery…

Podcast #1
From South Side Chicago Stand Up to Second City National Touring Company in 3+ years…

Diversity Partners

A few of our partners…

After School Matters

United States Embassy

Norway & Latvia

Urban Prep Academy

YMCA Black and Latino Achievers

NBC Universal

Big Brothers Club

Columbia College

University of Chicago

Northwestern College

A Long Walk Home

DePaul University


Diversity Relationship

Build a Relationship with Outreach

Let us come to your university, gender studies class or shelter. We will share our outreach with your community.

Find out how we transform lives and communities.