"The entire recent tradition of American satire can be summed up in three words: The Second City." - New York Times

Can't make it to The Second City? THE SECOND CITY will come to you! For over fifty-five years, THE SECOND CITY has taken its act on the road, performing at colleges, performing arts centers, clubs, theatres, fundraisers, festivals, conventions and more.

Performing social and political satire in two 45-minute acts of scripted scenes, music, and improvisation, THE SECOND CITY TOURING COMPANY is always original, daring, and hilarious. Their alumni list is a veritable "Who's Who" of comedy, including Bill Murray, John & Jim Belushi, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George Wendt, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sanz, Tim Meadows, Joan Rivers, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Harold Ramis, Jack McBrayer, Jason Sudeikis, Jane Lynch, Aidy Bryant, Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key and so many more.


The Best of The Second City; A two-act collection of the best from our sketch comedy archives. Available all year round!

The Second City's Improv All-Stars; An hour-long of improvised scenes, games & songs. Available throughout the 2018-2019 season

Look Both Ways Before Talking;  Bringing the best in political, social and personal satire. January - July 2018

The Second City's Non Denominational Christmas Show; Your holiday fix for all faiths! November - December 2017

The Second City's Summer Blockbuster; A sunshine-themed dose of satire. June - August 2018

The Second City's Made In America (Some Assembly Required); Sending satire down the conveyor belt and celebrating what makes us all tick in a hilarious revue that will leave you breathlessly ready to face the future… and all its loose screws. August - December 2018

It's Not You It's Me - The Second City; Taking on the topic of relationships, The Second City takes shots at love, romance, missed connections, and heartbreak. January - June 2019

And each touring company provides community & educational support through group improv, writing and wellness workshops! 

"The troupe that gave us SCTV and inspired Saturday Night Live and Whose Line is it Anyway?!" - Chicago Tribune

"A temple of satire" - TIME

"Legendary" - The New York Times




For over 55 years, The Second City has been the leader in teaching students of all ages and from all walks of life the skills of improvisation, comedy writing and performing. The classes are dedicated to helping students develop their artistic voice, both individually and within an ensemble, and to providing the tools and techniques needed to express that voice.

Workshops as well as Educational Programs and Residencies are offered. Workshops include a Beginning/Kids Workshop, focusing on teaching students the building blocks of improvisation, an Improv for Actors Workshop, focusing on teaching students scenic improvisation, and The Master Class Workshops, which instruct others about the art of comedic improvisation. The Second City is also happy to work on an extended basis in communities in a residency-type program that is custom-made for your educational needs.