The World's Premier School of Comedy

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Try one of our classes at the legendary Second City Training Center. Classes begin every few months and fill up quickly, so be sure to book your spot today!

 

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The Second City & DePaul University To Offer Degrees In Comedy Filmmaking

The Second City & DePaul University To Offer Degrees In Comedy Filmmaking

“Together, DePaul and Second City will merge the crafts of comedy storytelling and filmmaking into the most comprehensive program of its kind.”

The New York Times Spent ‘An Afternoon with SCTV’

The New York Times Spent ‘An Afternoon with SCTV’

“I just didn’t know if anybody would show up.” -Joe Flaherty

Julia Sweeney Returns to ‘SNL’ From Right Here In Chicago

Julia Sweeney Returns to ‘SNL’ From Right Here In Chicago

Sweeney originally set out to find fame and fortune…in accounting.

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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1959 Kitchen & Bar - The Second City

1959 Kitchen & Bar

Hungry? Thirsty? Come see us in 1959.

The 2018 Course Catalog - The Second City

The 2018 Course Catalog

Explore our Chicago classes in the handy-dandy digital catalog.