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Yep, You Can Study Improv & Comedy At The Second City From Literally Anywhere

By The Second City | Mar 13, 2017

Here’s an alternative fact: “You must live near Second City to study comedy at Second City.”

Distance doesn’t have to be a deal breaker when it comes to learning from the best. In addition to our Training Centers in Toronto and Hollywood, Chicago’s The Second City Training Center has worked with students who live in Australia, Brazil, China, England, France, India, Israel, Italy, Nova Scotia, Russia, Sweden–not to mention just about every state in America.

Here are just a few of of the reasons you might want to sign up immediately for an immersion program or online class, straight from our faculty members.

Why is spending just a few days in Chicago for an immersion particularly awesome?

You’re thrust into an intense, fulfilling relationship that you only see in rom-coms. -Glenn Earich

You’ll meet people from all around the country (and potentially the world!) who are so jazzed on comedy and getting better at it that an intensive immersion is their idea of the best vacation ever. -Caitlin Kunkel

Immersions are like being at an international comedy summit. The students are from everywhere, and it’s amazing to see how truly universal humor can be. And if you’re from Russia, you can tell your friends back home that you got to write things that weren’t censored by the KGB. -Bina Martin

I think one of the best souvenirs you can bring back from Chicago is the ability to make people shoot milk from their nose. Immersions help with that. -Andrew Thorp

Five days of deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs is really enough to get the experience (while preserving your cholesterol levels). -Abby Wagner

What’s the best part about taking an online class?

You can do things at your own schedule during the week. In your underwear. -Lisa Linke

Getting to try something new in a comfortable environment. If family or personal obligations make it hard to get to a class, an online experience can give you the world-class comedy training you’ve wanted…in a way that fits your life circumstance. -Amanda Murphy

You get to connect with creative, like-minded people from all over the world, and you get immediate, personal feedback on whatever you create. -GE

If you are intimidated about taking a writing class in person, this is a great gateway into doing so! You will have a writing class under your belt and have deadlines every week before you take an in-person class. -LL

Taking Writing Satire for the Internet will help you organize all those funny thoughts in your head. You may even get your story published on a satire website–like McSweeney’s or Robot Butt. -Chanel Hemphill

You can study improv and comedy at the Second City without living anywhere near Chicago, and that’s safer–because remember the Great Chicago Fire? -Megan Hovde

Enrollment is now open for The Second City Training Center’s one-week Summer Immersions in Chicago. Online classes are offered year-round.

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