The World's Premier School of Comedy
We’ve got classes for all age levels.
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!
Valentine’s Day, Oscar mix-ups, and Olympic thunder-stealers.
“The really good improvisers…are listening, are engaged with their partner and are really trying to craft something beautiful.”
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.
Hungry? Thirsty? Come see us in 1959.
Explore our Chicago classes in the handy-dandy digital catalog.
Explore the exhibit & hear from Second City & SNL alum Tim Kazurinsky and more.