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The Second City Names Jon Carr New Executive Producer

The Second City Names Jon Carr New Executive Producer

Carr replaces interim executive producer Anthony LeBlanc next month

The Second City & SNL Foster Future Comedy Greats with Scholarship Launch

The Second City & SNL Foster Future Comedy Greats with Scholarship Launch

The SNL Scholarship will grant diverse voices comedy training & mentorship

Updates from The Second City

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.

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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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