The Second City

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1616 North Wells StreetChicago, IL 60614


  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - Robert L.

    Robert L.

    So many great comedians started here
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    What a wonderful place for a comedian to launch their career. This infamous place started many a successful career including the late, great John Bel...

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  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - Sarah B.

    Sarah B.

    Mostly stellar, sometimes routine
    Sarah B. (Posted to

    If you need to take out-of-towners somewhere, Second City is it. The improv is not as improvised as some shows in Chicago, although it depends on the...

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  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - Ben S.

    Ben S.

    Second City Rocks
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    I lived in Chicago for a total of four years. Every 6 months or so, I'd make a point to check out a show at Second City. Every so often, it's a litt...

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  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - Stan S.

    Stan S.

    Chicago's Improv Theater
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    If you are only going to visit one Chicago theater when visiting, this would be a good choice. Second City has produced more actors and comedians than...

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  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - pat k.

    pat k.

    Good comedy
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    Good fun evening, with plenty of laughs. They have no drink minimum,take in dinner, or just a show. They are located in the heart of the historic old...

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  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - Christine Z.

    Christine Z.

    Comedy for Today
    Christine Z. (Posted to

    Yes, you know it as the place where alums (such as the great SNL John Belushi) got their start, but this comedy club is as fresh a training ground tod...

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  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - Matthew P.

    Matthew P.

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    I went and saw an improv comedy show at Second City about a year ago. I was a bit skeptical about this type of comedy, but everyone had said it was g...

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  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - Renda H.

    Renda H.

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    This is the feeder for Saturday Night Live.. this comedy club is hysterical and they've got good improv. I went one night and was cracking up the who...

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  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - Sunny X.

    Sunny X.

    Witty and hilarious
    Sunny X. (Posted to

    Second City is the Chicago version of Saturday Night Live. Or rather, several Second City stand-outs have gone on to become SNL stars. The skits are n...

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  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - Samantha D.

    Samantha D.

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    Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. The theatre that launched the careers of such comic ...

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  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - Joyce B.

    Joyce B.

    Second (to none) City!
    Joyce B. (Posted to

    The Chicago entertainment scene is SO not complete without checking out this live comedy sketch club! Lorne Michaels from Saturday Night Live comes he...

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  • The Second City - Chicago, IL - Douglas Y.

    Douglas Y.

    The Best Comedy Club
    Douglas Y. (Posted to

    Second City is one the the gems in Chicago. This is the stage where many famous Hollywood actors started out. I have been here a few times, and i ha...

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