You’re gonna want to sit down for this news. We’re warming up the bentwood chairs and ready to invite you back inside our theater! Join humans on stage making humans in the audience laugh as we toast being together again. Our Mainstage performances are a celebration of our resilience, our relationships, and our mutual need to get back into the habit of making eye contact. We’ve been pushed apart both physically and politically for way too long…now it’s time to enjoy some good, clean (or at the very least...ultra-hygienic) togetherness.
What happens when you mix hilarious Second City talent, lift up diverse voices, and throw a wild party? You feel all The Vibes. Comedy and community come together as 10% of all ticket sales go to a featured community organization. Not only will you get Second City laughs, but you’ll also be treated to a variety of artists and acts, like dancers, stand-ups, performance artists, and everything in between. This fast-paced variety show is a monthly event you don’t want to miss!
Nevertheless persisting--one last time! After rave reviews and extended engagements in Chicago, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. the award-winning production returns for its FINAL run. Created and performed by the fearlessly funny women of The Second City, this high-octane show satirizes the complexities of identifying as female in this wild world while roasting the patriarchy with scorching sketch comedy, hilarious original songs, and whip-smart improv. Don’t miss your last chance to witness the Revue (Not "revolution" bc it sounds like we are giving up on the cause) that the Chicago Tribune calls “empowering entertainment”, the Chicago Sun-Times calls "One of the funniest revues Second City has produced in the past 20 Years" and NOW Toronto deems “an essential show.”
THIS NEWS MIGHT REQUIRE ALL-CAPS. The Second City’s favorite e.t.c. stage is back, live and in-person! Join our raring-to-go cast of comedians for this laugh-packed adventure. From improv games to classic sketches from the archives, this experience is a great way for us all to laugh our way into the new normal. We can’t wait to welcome you back to The Second City e.t.c, where laughs (and masks!) are mandatory.
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.
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!
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://tinyurl.com/ycggquj6
*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