The Second City is sorry not sorry for making you laugh with the 110th Mainstage revue, Do the Right Thing, No Worries If Not. Leave your worries at the door and come laugh yourself into euphoria at the things we have in common, navigating relationships, code-switching, and even high school on TV. Life is good and the multiverse is real in this interactive experience that has everything you want in a comedy show: Stage combat! Truth bombs! Very intrusive vibe checks! Do the right thing and don’t miss this show.
Tuesdays-Thursdays at 8PM
Fridays – Saturdays at 7PM and 10PM
Sundays at 7PM
The Second City e.t.c. comes out swinging with another knock-out, interactive show! Great Altercations faces off against all the little reasons we come apart…and brings us back together with laughter, music and improv. From gas prices to podcasts, parenting to government, cryptocurrency to the Old West(-ern suburbs, that is), this show takes on the stuff we’re really at odds about and finds the commonality that comes when we let down our guards and show up as our true selves. Avoid the need for revisionist history in your future, and don’t miss this show while it’s here in the present!
Thursdays at 8PM
Fridays & Saturdays at 7PM and 10PM
Sundays at 4PM
Bottoms up in UP Comedy Club! Join The Second City for some hair of the dog comedy during this totally improvised experience from the city's finest. We're serving up all-you-can-stomach laughter! Food and mimosas are available ala carte.
Sundays at noon.
The Best of The Second City: Chicago Edition features some of the best sketch comedy and songs from our comedy vaults that are about… you guessed it, Chicago. Will there be deep dish digs? Political puns? Cubs comedy? If it’s about our very own Windy City, you can bet it’s getting roasted by The Second City Touring Company.
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8PM
Sundays @ 7PM
Come see where it all began! The Best of The Second City features some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from our fifty-eight year history!
Mondays at 8PM
Saturdays at 3PM
Baby Wants Candy, one of the most celebrated and popular comedy ensembles in the world, is thrilled to be landing for a limited engagement at Judy's Beat Lounge Theater. BWC has performed over 3000 improvised musicals all over the globe and, and has shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York as well as national and international touring companies.
After getting a single suggestion, the cast of six professional comedians asks the audience to choose a detective. Enjoy as they invent a tale of crime, secrets, and scandals right before your eyes. The performers will keep track of facts, follow leads, and conclude who is the murderer, all while you take in a comedy experience unlike any you’ve seen before. During the show, they’ll employ the tropes, character archetypes, and influences of Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes, Nick and Nora Charles, Encyclopedia Brown, and just a dash of Scooby-Doo.
ComedySportz is back and better than ever. Come see our new live experience, complete with laughter AND clapping. ComedySportz is a show for everyone - no matter what your age, race, religion, gender, sexuality…all are welcome, and all will laugh!
Join ComedySportz Chicago on Thursday for League Night! We've assembled our Minor League and Rec League programs together in one amazing night, so you can see our best and brightest in one place! Every Thursday will kick off with one of our four Rec League teams, and then our Minor League will close the night with a hilarious ComedySportz match. It's the perfect way to kick off your weekend with some laughter, and to see our future main stage players before they make it big.
Rainbow A Go Go is a queer variety show featuring talent from all over the Chicagoland area. Singers, drag queens, burlesque dancers, comedians, jugglers all are welcome on our stage. Hosted by our queen, Holly Balloo. Rainbow A Go Go is a celebration of unique voices that deserve to be heard outside of the month of June. A new lineup every week, now through the end of October.
Comedy supergroup Baby Wants Candy presents "Shamilton!", the Hamilton-inspired hip hop improvised musical created in 2016 in LA and playing to sold out crowds all over the place, including the Kennedy Center in DC, a national touring company and weekly sold out shows in New York and LA.
Join the Shamilton cast as they improvise an epic musical based on a historical figure or celebrity of your choosing...including Genghis Khan, Kim Kardashian, Mr. Rogers, or even basketball playing superdog Air Bud. You decide!
Welcome to our little town. It’s a mostly ordinary town, filled with mostly ordinary people. But every so often, one of our townspeople finds themselves TRAPPED IN A MUSICAL! They never know when it’s coming, because it’s up to YOU, our audience. Every performance you’ll pick the main character, you’ll give us the plot points, the finer details, and on the spot we’ll create a 60-minute musical about this seemingly ordinary townsperson. They’ll only be as ordinary as you make them, but we guarantee you’ll laugh as we improvise songs, dances and mayhem. So welcome to our little town - stay a while.
The Lockdown Improv Jam is a fun, welcoming and encouraging improv jam for students of the Second City Community held on the first and third Friday of every month. It's founded in Second City's "Yes And, Creativity & Respect" philosophy and is led by Second City improv instructors Janet Davidson & Brie Watson. It’s a place to learn and grow while staying safe at home. All levels of experience are welcome!
This is not a joke- Chicago and Hollywood Stand-up open mics are now online!
Every Tuesday • Time: 9 CST • Where: Online
Every Wednesday • Time: 8:30 CST • Where: Online
You can sign up for a CHANCE to perform using this link, stand-ups will be chosen randomly and sent the link: https://forms.office.com/r/EvfxaahcWZ
*Each comic gets 3 to 5 minutes
*Please stay for the full mic
*Zoom Link shared before the mic
*Invite your friends to watch
*Sign up sheet has full details for each night
Do you love short-form improv games? Wish you had more chances to play? Then join us EVERY WEDNESDAY for the Wham! Bam! Improv Jam! where we pull names from a bucket to come on stage and play! Think “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” but the audience gets to perform. Whether you’re new to improv or have been doing it for years, this is a great chance to connect and play with your fellow improvisers in a supportive environment.
Hosted by Arielle Zadok
Stage Manager: Heather Stewart
Join musical maestra/Second City faculty member Amanda Murphy on the second & fourth Friday of every month for a fun, supportive hour of musical improv games, scenes & songs... all without ever leaving your house. (Some prior improv experience is recommended for participants, though no musical experience is necessary.)
Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cTzyvPoDoESeFAs4pifF7t5dau51oSBJlJ4sLwjhXdxUQTRXN0cyOUM0NDZTRzBBQzZHRVFIU0hSWS4u