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Second City: Tours & Tickets

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The Second City is the world's premiere comedy theatre offering the best in Chicago-style sketch and improv comedy every night of the week and has launched the careers of Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and many, many others...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Chicago
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1616 N Wells St, Located in Pipers Alley, Chicago, IL 60614-6002
Lincoln Park
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+1 312-337-3992
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They were hilarious. Every one of the performers deserves to be a star. Very tight space, but we forgot about that after the show started. Again, they were great.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cicicicmmm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My sister picked out the show and we sat it October 5th in Chicago. No idea what to expect. We had such a good time. So talented and funny. We laughed the entire time. So worth it. If you’re looking to have fun and a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy comedy clubs or SNL then you will enjoy this show..... i brought my two teenage sons because the age minimum said 10 and up but this show isn't for children... This is better suited for 14 and up.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Review of: Improv Brunch

Talented actors and the night flies by. Laughter is the norm. Someday some will have their pictures on the wall.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jbbowes63
TheSecondCityChi, Manager at Second City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed Improv Brunch. Please drop in to visit next time you're in Chicago!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group really enjoyed The Best of Second City. We were especially happy it wasn't total political sattire. I would highly recommend this show.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MelanieHensgens
TheSecondCityChi, Manager at Second City, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review, Melanie! We're thrilled that The Best of the Second City was a crowd pleaser for the group. Please come back and visit us next time you're in Chicago!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Laughs started right out of the gate. The cast was very diverse and did an amazing job of keeping the comedy relevant. We enjoyed the staff and they took good care of us while we laughed. The jokes could be construed as offensive, but I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tonyprenger
TheSecondCityChi, Manager at Second City, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming! We're so glad that we were your kind of offensive. Please come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five girlfriends were visiting in Chicago for a week, and this is right up there at the top of the things we did. Laughed, laughed and laughed! A delightful evening! The drinks were not watered down, and the food was good. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank annarc6
TheSecondCityChi, Manager at Second City, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad everyone had a great time! If you all find yourselves together again in Chicago, please come back and visit us! Thanks so much for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the Best of show and really enjoyed it The venue is intimate so you can see everything, especially if you sit “on the rail”. Seating is first-come so make good choices

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DoDDSTravelingteach
TheSecondCityChi, Manager at Second City, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming! We're so glad you enjoyed Best of The Second City. Come back and hang out with us anytime!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great show and what a great opportunity to see a show at a venue that has been around for years. Great location. Full bar. Skip the food.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank runnerdave60
TheSecondCityChi, Manager at Second City, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! So glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It can be argued whether Second City in Chicago or The Groundlings in L.A. are the "best" sketch comics, but that's kind of like arguing whether New York or London has better theater. At either place, you're seeing people near the top of their game....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John_r_in_sf
TheSecondCityChi, Manager at Second City, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! You're spot on about our improvised third act. Testing out new material each night and the audience response helps shape the entire show. Thank you for being part of it! Please come back and hang with us again...More

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