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Updates from The Second City

The Second City is committed to building an equitable & thriving environment for our BIPOC, Latinx, APIMEDA, and LGBTQIA+ communities, as well as for people with disabilities.

The Second City’s COVID-19 Commitment

The Second City’s COVID-19 Commitment

At Second City, having a blast is mandatory...and so is staying safe. Find out the health & safety measures we are taking to keep our focus on laughter.

Living in the (New) Moment

Living in the (New) Moment

There’s a simple saying that serves as an ever-useful reminder when improvising on stage - you must play the scene you’re in.

What Is The Second City?

The Second City has been bringing the funny for over 60 years.

We began in 1959 as a small comedy cabaret and have grown to become the first name in improv and comedy, with theaters and Training Centers in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood. We’ve also taken improv off the stage, expanding our reach to include creative collaborations with a wide range of creative and corporate partners, wellness and  education programs, and TV, film and digital productions. And our alumni list includes some of the funniest names on the planet…

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