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Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo
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This show has been viewed 444 times today.
Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo
Staff Recommended

About The Show

The Second City has never steered clear of tackling current controversies, and we’re not about to start now. Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo is a frenetic, provocative, consensual comedy ride that focuses its satirical sights on MAGA rallies, morning TV, white guilt, Black Twitter, modern sex, gun violence, and everything we can’t seem to escape from--including escape rooms. This show takes no prisoners. (Well, maybe just a few prisoners.)

Suggested rating: “R” for language & pretend violence; “L” for left-leaning.

2 HOUR RUN TIME | 15 MIN INTERMISSION | SEATING 45 MIN PRIOR TO SHOW

Sketch Comedy
The Set
Rated R
No Drink Minimum
Age Requirement
Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo

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THEATER

Mainstage
1616 N Wells St.
Chicago IL, 60614

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312-337-3992

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Performance Times

Tuesdays – Thursdays at 8PM
Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM and 11PM
Sundays at 7PM

FREE fully improvised third act following the Main Event.

Tuesday-Thursday after the 8PM, Saturday after the 11PM and Sunday after the 7PM

Food & Beverage Info

1959 Kitchen + Bar | Share some small plates and try a few craft cocktails before the show! Located on the 2nd floor of Piper’s Alley, seconds away from the theaters.

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In Theater Dining | We offer small bites and a wide selection of drinks–including a good dose of local craft beers.

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Critics' Reviews

Has the grounded nature and satirical bite of classic Second City 


DAREL JEVENS 
Chicago Sun-Times 

Very funny 


KAREN TOPHAM 
Chicagoonstage.com 

Cool, edgy, and happy 


BEC WILLETT 
PerformInk 

Goes for the gut 


DAREL JEVENS 
Chicago Sun-Times 

Every show we see makes us realize just how special these young talented comics are 


ALAN BRESLOFF 
Around the Town Chicago 

High-energy 


Bec Willett 
PerformInk 

Thrills the eyes and ears with crisp timing and dazzling light and sound design 


Darel Jevens 
Chicago Sun-Times 

Cast & Crew

Accessibility

The Second City provides accessible parking and seating at every performance. Parking is available at 230 W. North Ave. in Piper’s Alley Self Park. Each theater is equipped with wheelchair accessible and/or companion seats.

 

 

Assistive listening devices are available upon request.

Large print programs and menus are available from house management upon request.

Open Captioned and Audio described for each show are offered on a specific calendar that you can find on our Access Page or email access@secondcity.com

Dinner Reservations

With a sleek retro vibe that pays homage to The Second City’s rich history, 1959 Kitchen & Bar features a little something for everyone. Emphasizing sustainable, organic, and regional ingredients, Executive Chef Jacob Solomon’s menu ranges from savory pub fare to elevated options.

Merchandise

Slay the swag scene with all new Second City merchandise available online by Threadless! Check it out for exclusive designs, retro logos, hilarious home goods and more!

Intensives

Our 3-5 day intensive programs attract students from all over the country and abroad. Come learn new skills, meet new friends, and dive headfirst into Chicago’s unique comedy scene in our intensive programs!