The Second City Training Center is one of a number of improv schools around the country to offer a free class to social media followers of the IFC comedy show BUNK. Each Friday night after BUNK airs, they will post a challenge on their Twitter feed, and the lucky winners receive a voucher to use for a class. Check out their website for the details.7/11/2012 Comments (3)
Jul 11 2012
Feb 22 2012
If you haven't seen "Workaholics" yet, you are missing Maribeth Monroe playing the ice-cold boss of three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9. In reality, the three friends are Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, and Adam Devine, alumni of The Second City Training Center. Maribeth talks with the RedEye about her part in "Workaholics" and how Anders saw her on The Second City's Mainstage when he was a student in Chicago's Conservatory. Read the whole interview.
For more information on classes and summer camps, see our class catalog.2/22/2012 Comments (0)
Jan 4 2012
Second City Alum, Keegan-Michael Key, Stars with Jordan Peele in Comedy Central's "Key and Peele" Sketch Series
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele make their debut on Tuesday, January 31 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Key was a member of Second City Detroit's mainstage cast as well as the Second City Chicago's e.t.c. theatre, where he wrote and performed shows "Holy War, Batman!" and "Curious George Goes to War" for which he won several Joseph Jefferson Awards (which honor excellence in Chicago theater). Read the whole release here.
Check out Keegan-Michael Key's sketch informing potential students of how cool Second City Training Center classes are here (Not Safe for Work):1/4/2012 Comments (0)
Jul 26 2011
Carell talks with a caller about his first big break with The Second City as a performer during an interview with NPR. Click here to hear the whole interview.7/26/2011 Comments (0)
Jun 23 2011
This summer, we're excited to bring our summer camp to Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas! For 5 day/4 nights, we're training 11 – 14 in the art of improvisation and helping them to write an original show that's all their own. The Second City Fantasy Camp includes all training & instruction from Second City teachers, lunch for 3 days and an amenity package. Click here for complete details.6/23/2011 Comments (0)
Apr 25 2011
Tina Fey details her time with Second City and the improvisational concepts that helped her succeed in her professional and personal lives.4/25/2011 Comments (0)
Apr 25 2011
The Chicago Tribune has a feature article on one of our previous students that now works for Comedy Central! You can check out the article on their website.4/25/2011 Comments (0)
Feb 23 2011
Thank you to everyone who nominated Second City for the INNY awards as Best Training Center. Check out the full list of awards. You may recognize some familiar names, like Josh Funk for Best Improv Instructor, and FrankenMatt for Best Improv Duo.2/23/2011 Comments (0)
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Jun 23 2010
Beloved Second City Alumnus Gerry Salsberg passed away last night in Toronto. Gerry appeared on the Toronto Second City stage in 1973, and enjoyed decades of success in character roles on television. The Second City extends its condolences to Gerry’s family and many colleagues.6/23/2010 Comments (15)
Services for Gerry Salsberg will be held Thursday, June 24th at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave West, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the Starlight Foundation (416-502-9474) or to the Hospital for Sick Children (416-813-5320).