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Men’s Health Celebrates Sam Richardson & Tim Robinson’s Best-Friendship

Men’s Health Celebrates Sam Richardson & Tim Robinson’s Best-Friendship

Another lifelong friendship forged at The Second City: “We met at Second City Detroit. Tim was my Level A teacher.”

Roots Handmade Pizza is Now Open at Piper’s Alley

Roots Handmade Pizza is Now Open at Piper’s Alley

First Utopian Tailgate, now The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group strikes again…

We Agree 100% with the Chicago Tribune’s List of 28 Books ‘You Need to Read Now’

We Agree 100% with the Chicago Tribune’s List of 28 Books ‘You Need to Read Now’

‘The Second City: The Essentially Accurate History’ is an essential new read.

What Is The Second City?

The Second City opened its doors as a small cabaret theater nearly 60 years ago and has since become the world’s premier name in improv-based sketch comedy and education.

We have more than a handful of successful Second City alumni that we aren’t too modest to mention, like Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Steve Carell, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key, Tim Meadows, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Catherine O’Hara, Gilda Radner, Joan Rivers, Martin Short, and Fred Willard. With a variety of theaters, Second City Training Centers, and Theatrical and Touring Company ensembles, The Second City can be found 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.

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1959 Kitchen & Bar - The Second City

1959 Kitchen & Bar

Hungry? Thirsty? Come see us in 1959.

Get the New Second City Book! - The Second City

Get the New Second City Book!

The Second City: The Essentially Accurate History is now available.

Second City Merch Now Availiable! - The Second City

Second City Merch Now Availiable!

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