Talk show host and author, Shannon Skinner, shares her experience and four life lessons she learned taking a class at the Second City Training Center. Read it on The Huffington Post.5/14/2013 Comments (0)
May 14 2013
Sep 8 2011
We're opening our doors for FREE workshops, shows, prizes, food and more!
Have you always wanted to try improv, writing or stand up? Have you ever walked by 70 Peter Street and wondered "What's in the basement of that office building?" Well now you can find out!
We have classes for:
Adults (Improv, Writing, Stand Up, Conservatory, Singing)
Youth & Teens (Winter, March Break & Summer Camps, weekly improv classes, bi-weekly performances in The John Candy Box)
Shows: Every night of the week!
Every 15 minutes there is a show, drop in class, or prize giveaways!
No preregistration required!
There is lots for current students too! Try our Writing for TV class, or our Stand Up Drop In. If you are a current student, bring a friend! If they sign up for a class on Open House Day, you get $25 off your next class!
We'll also be unveiling our NEW merchandise!
See you October 1st!!9/8/2011 Comments (5)
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 1 2011
A new Longform Improv Program is being launched next session. The program will be in response to increased demand for quality longform Improv classes in Toronto. The program will be headed up by Rob Norman, a current member of the Second City National Touring Company and founding member of the Improv and Sketch troupes "Maybe" and "Mantown". Rob has developed a 4-Level curriculum that will introduce Improvisers to longform technique and eventually have them design their own format.4/1/2011 Comments (0)
- Feb 10 2011
Sep 1 2010
The Second City Toronto is pleased to announce that it will host an Open House Celebration on Saturday October 16th in honour of the expansion of its Training Centre facilities.
The Open House will feature family programming from 1-4pm with snacks drop in workshops, puppet shows, face painting and a special performance by The Second City’s Education cast "My Homeroom Teacher's a Vampire!" There is fun for the whole family - and it's all Free!
For more information or to reserve a seat to one of the shows please call 416.340.7270 or e-mail email@example.com/1/2010 Comments (0)
Jun 30 2010
Comedic Play or Revue -Maybe (featuring Adam Cawley, Jason Derosse, Rob Norman)
Male ImproviserFemale Improviser
Ashley BottingPerformance by a Male - Film
Brian G. Smith – Chère
Ken Hall & Brian G. Smith - Chère
Brian G. Smith – Chère 6/30/2010 Comments (0)
Jun 23 2010
The Second City was nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards this morning: Best Comedic Play or Revue for 0% Down, 100% Screwed, and Best Sketch Troupe (for the cast of Shut Up and Show Us Your Tweets). Congratulations to the cast and crew of these shows!
Alumni and current cast members of The Second City were nominated for a host of awards for other projects including:
- Colin Mochrie (Comedy Person of the Year);
- Peter Keleghan (Performance – Film);
- Geri Hall, Jennifer Irwin, Paul Bates, Inessa Frantowski and Gavin Crawford (all nominated for performance in Television Category);
- Brian G. Smith (multiple nods in the Film Category);
- Sandy Jobin-Bevans (Best Male Improviser and Best Ensemble Performance – TV);
- Ashley Botting, Jan Caruana, Leslie Seiler and Naomi Snieckus (all nominated for Best Female Improviser);
- Matt Baram (Best Male Improviser)
- Adam Cawley, Rob Norman, Jason DeRosse, Paul Constable, and Caitlin Howden (all nominated for projects in Best Comedic Play or Revue category);
- Carly Heffernan and Jason DeRosse (nominated for projects in Best Sketch Troupe)
- David Shore, Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus (nominated for projects in Best Improv Troupe)
For a full list of nominees, visit the Canadian Comedy Awards.6/23/2010 Comments (0)
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).
Jun 14 2010
Voting is now open!! Second City is up for the coveted NOW Magazine Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Dora Mavor Moore Awards and we need YOUR help to WIN!6/14/2010 Comments (1)
Visit www.nowtoronto.com/dora before 11pm on June 24th to cast your vote. Scroll to the bottom of the list and type Second City For Mayor into the "other" box. Enter your contact info and voila! you've cast your vote and we're one step closer to being Toronto's favorite show.
Time is ticking so be sure to vote today!