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13 Ways Improvisers Are Saving Our Precious Planet

13 Ways Improvisers Are Saving Our Precious Planet

No script? No paper waste!

The Second City & DePaul University To Offer Degrees In Comedy Filmmaking

The Second City & DePaul University To Offer Degrees In Comedy Filmmaking

“Together, DePaul and Second City will merge the crafts of comedy storytelling and filmmaking into the most comprehensive program of its kind.”

The New York Times Spent ‘An Afternoon with SCTV’

The New York Times Spent ‘An Afternoon with SCTV’

“I just didn’t know if anybody would show up.” -Joe Flaherty

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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RewireU

Participants of the RewireU program will learn new tactics for handling conflict, sharing opinions, championing projects, overcoming change and collaborating.

RewireU is for individuals or companies who want to rethink how they work.