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Throwing ‘Shade’ with Writer & Director Dwayne Colbert

Throwing ‘Shade’ with Writer & Director Dwayne Colbert

What if you could be someone else, just for one day?

Amber Ruffin Loves Her Job, and Who Could Blame Her?

Amber Ruffin Loves Her Job, and Who Could Blame Her?

“Everything I get to do is so ridiculous.”

Stephen Merchant On Snobbery, The Secret Of Failure & Dwayne Johnson

Stephen Merchant On Snobbery, The Secret Of Failure & Dwayne Johnson

How English is Stephen Merchant? Maggie Smith finds out.

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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RewireU

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.