Hollywood Bob Curry Fellowship

The Second City is proud to announce our 2nd annual Bob Curry Fellowship with generous support from NBC. This sixteen week master program offers up to 16 fellowships to qualifying actors and improvisers from diverse multicultural backgrounds to train and study at The Second City Hollywood. Taught by Second City’s top professional instructors and directors, this rigorous fellowship is designed for serious minded talent seeking a career in sketch comedy. The highly competitive program is tuition-free and awarded to exceptional talent selected by audition and adjudicated by Second City directors and producers. The program’s culminating showcase is presented to industry execs, NBC casting and Second City producers and directors.

Since the inaugural launch in 2018, the program is committed to expanding performance opportunities to graduating fellows who have an interest in working with Second City and increasing visibility and representation for new voices in the field.

The Bob Curry Fellowship is highly committed to increasing access, visibility and training development to underrepresented voices in respect to race/ethnicity, gender, ability and sexual orientation by awarding a gratis master program of study without any financial burden to talent.


Talent must audition to be accepted into the Bob Curry Fellowship program. To be eligible, talent should be a graduate of a Conservatory-level improv program e.g., Second City, iO theatre, Annoyance theatre, UCB, etc. Professional actors with a degree in theatre with extensive stage experience on resume with some improv training from college or institution are eligible to apply. Stand-up comedic performers are also highly encouraged to apply. Headshots and resumes will be reviewed for audition consideration and scheduled appointments on a first-come basis.

Hollywood submissions open April 27 - May 4, 2020
Auditions June 25/Callbacks June 26


Upload your head shot and resume below to secure an audition slot.  No phone calls please. All talent must have an audition slot to qualify.



About the Audition

The audition consists of 20 minutes of improvisation within a group of eight plus a personal choice of a one-minute comedic monologue or stand-up piece.

2020 Programming Dates

Bob Curry Auditions Bob Curry Showcase
June 25 by appointment only.

June 26 callbacks


October 15, 2020 kickoff at LA Diversity in Comedy Festival.


For additional inquiries, e-mail outreach@secondcity.com