Student Events

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Student Jams

Musical Improv Jam (Virtual)

Join Amanda Murphy for our virtual musical improv jam! Play, sing, meet new people… all from the comfort of your home. (No prior singing/music experience necessary.)

Sign up using the linked form and you will be sent the Zoom link to participate on the day of the jam….

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Homemade Improv Jam (Virtual)

The Homemade 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 &…

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Student Jams

The SCTC Student Jam is a chance to learn some new improv games, play some old favorites, and get in some improv reps. All levels are welcome for a variety of exercises ranging from warmups, group exercises, two-person scenes, backline games, etc. Come to play or to watch!


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BIPOC Community Jam

BIPOC Community Improv Jams 

The Second City Training Center’s goal is to provide a safe environment for BIPOC-identifying students across the larger improv community to come together and play freely. These short form jams are free

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LGBTQIA+ Community Jam

LGBTQIA+ Community Improv Jams 

The Second City Training Center’s goal is to provide a safe environment for LGBTQ+ students across the larger improv community to come together and play freely. This event is free; no experience…

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Open Mics

Virtual Stand Up Open Mic

Second City’s (virtual) Open Mic is back!

Every Tuesday at 7pm PT ● 9 CT ● 10 ET

The Comedy Gym: Work out your bits! Hosted by Tamale Sepp and Friends on ZOOM! Sign up and we will send you the sign in info the day of the mic. Comics are chosen…

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The Student Open Mic

This is not a joke! “The Student Open Mic” coached ensemble class is a chance for emerging stand ups to test out their material in front of a supportive live crowd. Each comic (up to 18 will be able to perform per group) will get 3 minutes of stage time…

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