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Advice to Kids from a Childless Adult

Advice to Kids from a Childless Adult

Handy tips from someone who hasn’t been a kid in nearly two decades…and isn’t a parent either.

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Have Your Best Shame Spiral Ever!

You can do it! Here’s how in eight easy steps!

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Jill Soloway Is Wrong: We Should Not Topple the Patriarchy. Calm Down. Everything is Great.

An Op-Ed by Truck VanCar, Elected Duke of Patriarchy and Ted Nugent Enthusiast

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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Term 5 Registration - The Second City

Term 5 Registration

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Open House - The Second City

Open House

The Second City Hollywood is having an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, Aug 27th with FREE workshops & shows for all!