The Second City is committed to building an equitable & thriving environment for our BIPOC, Latinx, APIMEDA, and LGBTQIA+ communities, as well as for people with disabilities. 

Connect through Comedy.


Physical distance doesn’t mean social distance. Right now, the world is consuming more content than ever before.

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Keep your socially distant teams virtually connected with our engaging and fun live-stream learning and on-demand digital content.


Watch some of The Second City’s best performers improvise their hearts out in this wild west of comedy streaming live from their bunkers to yours.

online classes

Live Online Learning

Our live online programming takes place at a specified time with a video link to join in on the action being sent beforehand. It’s a lively community!

Self-Paced Online Learning

Sometimes it’s nice to take your time when learning new info, and we get that. Our self-paced online programming allows you to take the time you need with the material.

Live Classroom Learning

We’re currently running all of this programming online, but when it’s safe to deliver content in person again then these are the classes that will make that jump!

Online Comedy Camps

Our totally digital, totally FUN comedy camps will engage your children for four hours of fun and creativity—with other kids.

Escape Classes

Ready to dive in to something more? Join us for our Escape Series course which is four weeks of fun!


We have online drop-ins for kids and teens alike! Join us to learn improv, sketch, stand-up & acting!

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Put on your favorite business pajamas and fight Zoom fatigue with our highly interactive, experiential, and fun (yes, fun!) virtual keynotes, workshops, and on-demand corporate learning videos.
The show must go on...line! We craft and produce live-streaming virtual events that connect and engage people through laughter.


NEW ONLINE SERIES! The Second City teamed up with streaming service TOPIC.COM. Filmed remotely from our basements, bedrooms & bunkers, this brand-new weekly series features our finest alumni & famous friends for a mash-up of original sketches, musical performances, & animation.
The Wednesday Works Break show is currently on its own break. To get notified when it's coming back or to learn more about how we can help give your team a much-deserved mental break and morale boost contact us!

The Network


The Second City opened its doors as a small cabaret theater nearly 60 years ago and has since become the world’s premier name in improv-based sketch comedy and education.

The Second City has helped launch the careers of some of comedy’s biggest names, including Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Aidy Bryant, Steve Carell, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bonnie Hunt, Keegan-Michael Key, Eugene Levy, Jack McBrayer, Andrea Martin, Tim Meadows, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Catherine O’Hara, Gilda Radner, Chris Redd, Sam Richardson, Amber Ruffin, Joan Rivers, Amy Sedaris, Martin Short, Betty Thomas, Nia Vardalos, and Fred Willard. With theaters in Chicago and Toronto, Second City Training Centers in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood, and multiple traveling Theatrical and Touring Company ensembles, The Second City has performed for audiences worldwide. We’ve also taken improv off the stage with Second City Works, expanding our business to include collaborations with corporate clients, in addition to developing Second City’s TV, film & digital productions.