Best of The Second City

Chicago Mainstage

Age Requirement 13+
We welcome all guests 13 years of age and older, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please note show rating for guidance on language and innuendo.
Improv
Characters, scenes, and songs created on the spot by our ensemble and based on your suggestions. You never know what might happen next...and neither do they! An improv show at The Second City is a lively, interactive event featuring the best improvisers in the world.
Rated R
The Second City gives every show a rating to help patrons understand if content is appropriate for younger audiences. We welcome all guests 13 years of age and older, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. R rating is due to language and inneundo. Our shows take place in a night club atmosphere where alcohol is served.
Sketch Comedy
A sketch is a short, fully scripted comedy scene. Maybe you call it a “skit” (but we never do). Chicago is the home of modern sketch comedy, and The Second City is at the center of it all.

Tickets starting at $35

Best of The Second City Showtimes | June 2024
June 2024

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About the Show

Find out for yourself why The Second City has been the first name in laughter for over sixty years! From the stages that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more comes the next generation of comedy superstars.

The Best of The Second City features some of the best sketch comedy and songs from our comedy vaults updated for the modern era, as well as some of our newest classics and our trademark improvisation performed by The Second City Touring Company’s best and brightest…and funniest! 

Quick Facts

Rated R due to language and innuendo

We welcome all guests 13 years of age and older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

2 HOUR RUN TIME

15 MIN INTERMISSION | SEATING 45 MIN PRIOR TO SHOW

In Theater Dining
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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Venue

Chicago Mainstage

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. We do not validate parking. Each theater is equipped with wheelchair accessible and/or companion seats.

Assistive listening devices are available upon request.

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