The World's Premier School of Comedy
We’ve got classes for all ages. Try one of our classes at the legendary Second City Training Center. Sessions start every few months and fill up quickly, so book your spot today!
Established in 2014 and named for the first African-American to join The Second City's resident company, the Bob Curry Fellowship has proven to be a significant initiative to nurture talent and foster diversity in the comedy industry. Offering an in-depth 15-week master program that enables qualifying actors, improvisers, music directors, and stage managers of color to train at The Second City.
Legendary comedy institution The Second City has been named todayon Fast Company’s third annual Brands That Matter list, honoring brands that communicate anddemonstrate brand purpose. This prestigious recognition highlights companies and nonprofits thathave built cultural relevance and impact through compelling branding and efforts that naturallyextend their presence into the community.
Let’s be honest, the world can be a confusing and scary place. Improv teaches us to be brave and how to have fun doing it!
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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