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State of Improv

The State of Improv series is designed to explore the latest trends and hot topics in the sketch and improv world.

$15 per person ($20 on the day of the event)
November and December events will also include wine and light appetizers.

Join us in November and December for a Friday night series of workshops on satire!

History of Satire with Rachael Mason Friday, November 14

A look at satirical milestones in comedy, what shaped The Second City, and what did The Second City shape afterwards. Led by Head of Advanced Improvisation Rachael Mason.


Writing Satire with Andy Eninger Friday, November 21

Head of the Writing Program Andy Eninger and a panel of guests including Rebecca Sohn, Scott Dikkers and John Loos will discuss the process around creating material in the Second City style.


Satirical Point of View with Scott Goldstein Friday, December 5

A define-your-voice clinic led by director Scott Goldstein. An action-based workshop to help define an individual POV and generate content.


State of Comedy with Matt Hovde Friday, December 12

A discussion on the current comedy situation led by Training Center Artistic Director Matt Hovde covering comedy trends in both topic and form.


Second City Alumni Satire Panel Friday, December 19

This is sure to be a lively debate on content creation, putting up a revue, and the Del Close connection. Hosted by Rachael Mason and featuring Nate Herman, Rick Thomas, and Jamie Swise.