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Our live online programming takes place at a specified time with a video link to join in on the action being sent beforehand. It’s a lively community!

Improv

Improv Drop-in (Online)

Bring real, live fun from The Second City into your living room

Looking for laughs? Tired of TikTok? Already finished everything on all of Netflix? We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second City to you! Our totally digital, totally FUN improv drop-in classes are for…

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Advanced Improv Drop-in (Online)

Spend your Monday night(s) with our advanced improv teachers and keep those comedy muscles nice and toned.

No prerequisite, but improv instruction/experience is recommended. Not as experienced? Try one of the Improv Drop-Ins we offer throughout the week!…

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Improv Escape (Online)

Like indoor recess for adults, Second City’s brand new online Improv Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try improv – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of the skills of improvised comedy. Over the…

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Advanced Improv Escape (Online)

Already an improviser? If you’re looking for a supplement to your classes or a way to dive back in, spend a month with us to get those improv reps in. You’ll get feedback and keep your improv skills in fighting shape. This class runs for four weeks and is not…

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Improv for Anxiety Escape (Online)

A Second City Training Centre instructor will lead the improv class through a series improv exercises that are specifically chosen to address key triggers for social anxiety. In a safe and nurturing environment, participants will be introduced to a number of tools they can use manage their anxiety.

4 weeks for…

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Writing

Writing Drop-in with Andrew McCammon (Online)

Don’t want to commit to a class, but want to jump in once to test the waters?  Try a Taste of Comedy Writing to learn about creating comedic characters and dialogue.

Andrew McCammon is a North Carolina native who earned a BA in Literature and Creative Writing from UNC Asheville…

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Writing Escape (Online)

Like indoor recess for adults, Second City’s brand new online Writing Escape Series is the perfect way to break up the routine of physical isolation/working from home – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of the skills of…

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Writing Lab: Content Creation (Online)

This class meets online via Zoom at the day & time you’re signing up for. All you need is a sturdy internet connection and a device that has a camera and microphone (computer, tablet, or even your phone can work.

In this small size 4 week class students will learn, plan…

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Using Journalism to Create Comedy (Online)

This class meets online via Zoom at the day & time you’re signing up for. All you need is a sturdy internet connection and a device that has a camera and microphone (computer, tablet, or even your phone can work.

It’s interesting times for journalism. And for comedy. In this workshop,…

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Personal Essay Writing (Online)

This class meets online via Zoom or Google Hangouts, at the day & time you’re signing up for. All you need is a sturdy internet connection and a device that has a camera and microphone (computer, tablet, or even your phone can work.)

Just because it happened to you, and it…

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Screenwriter's Lab

Screenwriter’s Lab is a class for people serious about finishing their screenplay. Students will build on the fundamentals presented in previous screenwriting classes. This is a place for advanced students to continue their writing projects, revise completed scripts, or begin developing new work.

You’ll explore more of the architecture of a…

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Stand Up

Stand Up Drop-in (Online)

Learn the basics to writing and performing stand-up comedy from the comfort of your socially distanced home! Using the glories of modern technology, you and a group of fellow peers will “meet” with one of our comedy experts to learn how to “find the funny” all while getting a sneak…

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Stand-Up Escape (Online)

Like indoor recess for adults, Second City’s brand new online Stand-Up Escape Series is the perfect way to break up the routine of physical isolation/working from home – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of the skills of…

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Stand-Up Lab (Online)

This class meets Online, at the day & time you’re signing up for. All you need is a sturdy internet connection and a device that has a camera and microphone (computer, tablet, or even your phone can work.

Open mics are great but sometimes you need a little more when working…

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Acting

Dialects & Character Voices (Online)

Level 1 – Looking to build your Actor/Improviser Tool Box? Want to bring your Irish Bartender into more crisp view? Got that Brooklyn Cab Driver you’ve been dying to perfect? This is the place to do it! Learn fun ways to expand your arsenal of character voices and regional dialects….

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Sitcom for Actors Levels 101 & 201 (Online)

This class meets online via Zoom or Google Hangouts, at the day & time you’re signing up for. All you need is a sturdy internet connection and a device that has a camera and microphone (computer, tablet, or even your phone can work.)

Level 101 – This is a 5-week Sitcom…

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Acting Escape (Online)

Like indoor recess for adults, Second City’s brand new online Acting Escape Series is the perfect way to break up the routine of physical isolation/working from home – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of the skills of…

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Specialty

Second City Film School Online: Comedy Film Production

Students will write short comic scripts to produce into humorous videos. The class will include exercises to enhance cinematic skills such as composition, sound design, and editing for comedic effect.   Students will also analyze the components of successful humorous shorts including performance, joke structure, and conveying character…

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