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The Second City’s Second Takes: February Edition

The Second City’s Second Takes: February Edition

Valentine’s Day, Oscar mix-ups, and Olympic thunder-stealers.

Jordan Peele Talks Great Improv & Meeting ‘M@therfu*&er’ Keegan-Michael Key

Jordan Peele Talks Great Improv & Meeting ‘M@therfu*&er’ Keegan-Michael Key

“The really good improvisers…are listening, are engaged with their partner and are really trying to craft something beautiful.”

Gilda Radner Documentary To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

Gilda Radner Documentary To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

The festival is set to open with “a loving look at the life and legacy of an enduring comedy heroine.”

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.

Join The Second City + SNL: The Experience  - The Second City

Join The Second City + SNL: The Experience

Explore the exhibit & hear from Second City & SNL alum Tim Kazurinsky and more.