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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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Improv for Anxiety Drop-in (Online)

This drop in is an opportunity for anyone who has completed Improv for Anxiety Level A to practice improv skills, reconnect with fellow classmates, and build new connections….

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Music Improv Drop-in (Online)

Are you interested in taking a musical improv class, but you’re not quite sure if it’s right for you? Give it a test drive! Our weekly drop-in musical improv class for beginners is open to everyone. It’s a great opportunity to practice, have some fun, and meet new people!

Classes meet…

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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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Humor Doesn't Retire Drop-in (Online)

Our Humor Doesn’t Retire program is for people 55 and older who are interested in meeting new people and learning the art of improvisation. Have you always loved comedy? Do people tell you you’re funny? Do you just want to do something active and have fun with other people? Then…

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Improvisación En Línea (2020)

Como receso para adultos, pero adentro. Esta nueva clase en linea de Second City es la forma perfecta para conectarse, reírse y hacer improv! Y todo sin dejar la comodidad de tu casa. No es necesaria experiencia para divertirse con esta relajada introducción a las bases del improv. Si ya…

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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.

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Music Improv Escape (Online)

Like indoor recess for adults, Second City’s brand new online Music Improv Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try music 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….

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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.
Mondays from 7 – 9pm CST*
*Students from all time zones are welcome!
Andrew McCammon is a North Carolina native…

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Master The Pitch (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.)

In Hollywood, great careers start with a great…

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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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The Sitcom Writers Room (Online)

Sitcom episodes are pitched, their stories are broken (lingo in the biz for outlined) and the dialogue is punched up in a group setting: the writers room. Experience the life cycle of a sitcom episode by collaborating on writing a sitcom spec script as a group. You’ll help select a…

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Online Using Journalism to Create Comedy

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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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 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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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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Acting

Acting Drop-in (Online)

Are you interested in taking an acting class, but you’re not quite sure if it’s right for you? Give it a test drive! Our weekly drop-in acting class for beginners is open to everyone. It’s a great opportunity to practice, have some fun, and meet new people!

Classes meet every Tuesday…

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Dialects & Character Voices Levels 1, 2 & 3 (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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On Camera Audition Technique (Online)

In this 4 week online class, you’ll learn useful cold-reading techniques, how to use the sides as a support during the audition rather than a crutch, script analysis, personalizing the text, making strong choices, being in relationship to the reader, building effective eye-lines with the camera, world-building to bring a…

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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

Podcasting Escape (Online)

Over the course of 4 weeks, students will learn how to take their podcast from concept to reality. With weeks focusing on development, recording (gear, tricks, tips), editing, and branding your finished podcast, students will leave with enough information to apply to new or already existing podcasts they have.

4 weeks…

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Second City Film School Online: Adaptation

Kiss writer’s block goodbye! Adapt well-known and unknown classic tales into modern comedic film shorts and television scripts. Using free Public Domain works, you will ideate, develop and write a first draft in six weeks, while maintaining your comedic voice. We will focus on pitching ideas, receiving feedback, identifying the…

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Second City Film School Online: Trendsetters in Television

This class explores the vanguard and groundbreaking stars and programs that changed the face of comedy on TV. We’ll concentrate on unique and innovative voices that influenced culture through its advancements in storytelling, structure, technology and inclusion. Students analyze and discuss trailblazing programs like I Love Lucy, Atlanta, Fawlty Towers,…

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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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Harold Ramis Film School Online: Filmmaking Through the Phone Lens

In four consecutive weekly workshops, students will be immersed into the world of filmmaking via the lens on their phone. They will be given the essential tools and tips to develop their scripts and competently shoot a movie using only a phone and basic items found around the house. With…

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Harold Ramis Film School Online: Filming and Talking TikTok

In four consecutive weekly workshops, students will be familiarized with various TikTok trends and genres, become acclimated to TikTok’s analytics functions, and shoot and publish TikToks of their own. With an emphasis on one of The Second City’s core philosophies of “creating from abundance,” students will learn how to effectively…

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