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. springs forward with a hilarious, refreshing comedy show perfect for the coming warmer weather. Eat, Pray, Bigfoot in Love invites you to open your eyes to all the zaniest possibilities as we bring you laughter, music and The Second City’s world-famous improv! From the mysteries of parenting to a possible appearance by Sasquatch himself, this show will leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart!
Thursdays at 8PM
Fridays & Saturdays at 7PM and 10PM
Sundays at 7PM
Let Second City deliver a dose of brilliant Black Joy to melt the icy Chicago winter! With an ensemble of rising comedy stars, Dance Like There's Black People Watching: A Black Excellence Revue is bursting with brand new sketches, songs, and our world-famous improvisation, here to warm your soul and make you laugh out loud.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM
It’s love at first laugh with The Second City! Bring your partner, lover, significant other, spouse, friend with benefits, friend with EXTRA benefits, platonic BFF, or your spectacularly single self to The Second City Swipes Right: An Incomplete Guide to The Ultimate Date Night, the brand-new experience you've been aching for. Spend a naughty 90 minutes with our caliente cast of comedians as they (consensually) annihilate everything that turns us on—and off—about love, dating, relationships, and everything else in-between the sheets!
Thursdays at 8PM
Sundays at 7PM
The Best of The Second City features some of the best sketch comedy and songs from our comedy vaults updated for the modern era, as well as some of our newest classics and our trademark improvisation performed by The Second City Touring Company’s best and brightest…and funniest!
Mondays at 8PM
Saturdays at 3PM
Bottoms up at The Second City Mainstage! 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 to order separately.
Starting March 5!
Sundays at noon
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!
Come be in the audience for the funniest, most-interactive late night game show in Chicago. We'll pick two random audience members to join us on stage to play hilarious games, just like you would see on Hollywood Game Night - but with less production value. Tons of audience participation and possible prizes! To set expectations, prizes will also be funny. Grab a drink and some friends and come to our house party!
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.
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
Talented newcomers from The Second City Training Center's improv program take the stage for a run of fantastic short form improv.
Bubbe and Zayde are back again and this time it's PASSOVER!
Come gather around the table for the Passover seder with Bubbe and Zayde. Never been to a seder? No problem. Bubbe, Zayde and their cast of characters will guide you through this holiday with hilarity and delight. They are opening the door for Elijah and YOU to join.
This is not a show you'll wanna PASS-OVER!