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Congratulations To All The 2017 Emmy Nominees

Congratulations To All The 2017 Emmy Nominees

There’s a lot of familiar names on the list…

Keegan-Michael Key Is A ‘Revelation’ In Public Theater’s ‘Hamlet’

Keegan-Michael Key Is A ‘Revelation’ In Public Theater’s ‘Hamlet’

The Off-Broadway production runs through 9/3 at the Public Theater.

Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Martin Short & Many More Raise $325K At Star-Studded Toronto Benefit

Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Martin Short & Many More Raise $325K At Star-Studded Toronto Benefit

It was an evening full of hosers and hope.

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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Storytelling 101 - Crafting a Story - The Second City

Storytelling 101 - Crafting a Story

In this class we will focus on the craft of 1st-person storytelling – how to structure an event from your life in a way that is interesting and entertaining to other people. At the completion of the four weeks, each of the students will walk out with one stage-ready story, which will be performed in the final class show.

Upcoming Class Registration - The Second City

Upcoming Class Registration

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Real, Honest Scenework w/ Dan Bakkedahl  - The Second City

Real, Honest Scenework w/ Dan Bakkedahl

This workshop will have students tackling solid scene work fundamentals focusing on getting real, being in the moment, and connecting with your scene partner. Perfect for individuals or duos, this class will force you to slow down and get grounded. In the improv world, Dan Bakkedahl is an alum of the Second City, known for his two-man shows (partnering up with Ed Furman, Miles Stroth and others) which take place in one location, featuring only two characters, that play out in real time. In the rest of the world, Dan is known for his many credits in film and TV including Life In Pieces, The Heat and Veep.