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Catherine O’Hara Awarded the Order of Canada

Catherine O’Hara Awarded the Order of Canada

A well-deserved honour for a national treasure.

Second City Works’ Innovative Approach Featured in ‘The Washington Post’

Second City Works’ Innovative Approach Featured in ‘The Washington Post’

“Comedy is an extremely effective tool if you want to talk about taboo subject matter”

Remembering David Shepherd

Remembering David Shepherd

Simply put, there would be no Second City without David Shepherd.

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.


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Misc. News

The Second City House Company - The Second City

The Second City House Company

Talk about a cheap date! The Second City House Ensemble presents sketch and improv every Friday in the John Candy Box Theatre for just $8.

Venue Rentals - The Second City

Venue Rentals

Corporate groups, students, bachelor(ette), birthdays, friends – show ‘em all what it means to laugh like a true Canadian.

RewireU - The Second City


The new professional development program at The Second City Training Centre.