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Congratulations to the 2019 Emmy Nominees

Congratulations to the 2019 Emmy Nominees

An outstanding year of TV from an outstanding group of Second City artists.

Improv Just Might Be the Ultimate Screen Time Antidote

Improv Just Might Be the Ultimate Screen Time Antidote

All parents are seeking ways to make the most of their kids’ offline, device-free time.

By The Second City Training Center | Jul 30, 2019

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The Second City Loves ‘Avengers’ Director Joe Russo 3000

The Second City Loves ‘Avengers’ Director Joe Russo 3000

Watch the full conversation with director Joe Russo.

So, what’s The Second City?

The Second City has been bringing the funny for over 50 years, but here’s the short version.

We began as a small comedy theater, and have grown to become today’s leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With a variety of theaters, training centers and full-time, touring ensembles, you can find us all over the world. We’ve also taken improv off the stage, expanding our business to include collaborations with corporate clients, and television and film productions. And we have more than a handful of successful Second City alum that we aren’t too modest to mention, like Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, and Keegan-Michael Key.

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Participants of the RewireU program will learn new tactics for handling conflict, sharing opinions, championing projects, overcoming change and collaborating.

RewireU is for individuals or companies who want to rethink how they work.