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The Second City's Black History Month Show
The Second City's Black History Month Show

About The Show

The Second City pulls from decades’ worth of iconic archival and classic sketches and songs created by some of the theater’s most notable African American alumni, conceived and written by artists including Sam Richardson, Keegan-Michael Key, Amber Ruffin, Tim Meadows, and Edgar Blackmon, and many more. Re-imagined for 2020 and infused with a contemporary comedic spin, The Second City’s Black History Month Show sets the stage for an uproarious night of laughter delivered by a new generation of rising comedians in a celebratory showcase of the incredible history and work artists of color have brought to The Second City’s stages.

Sketch Comedy
Rated R
No Drink Minimum
The Second City's Black History Month Show

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230 W. North Ave
Chicago IL, 60614

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Performance Times

February 4 – March 11
Tuesdays and Wednesdays @8PM

Food & Beverage Info

1959 Kitchen + Bar | Shareable small plates emphasizing sustainable, regional ingredients and craft cocktails. Located on the 2nd floor of Piper’s Alley, seconds away from the theaters.


Roots Handmade Pizza | Authentic Quad Cities-style pizza, hand-crafted comfort food, built-to-order salads, and a Midwest-only beer list on the ground floor of Piper’s Alley.


Utopian Tailgate | Eclectic all-season rooftop bar and restaurant offering breathtaking skyline views, elevated eats, whimsical drinks, and non-stop fun and games. Elevator located on the ground floor of Piper’s Alley.


In Theater Dining | During our shows, we offer small bites and a wide selection of drinks–including a good dose of local craft beers. The Second City does *not* require a minimum drink purchase.


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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


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.


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!


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!