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THE SECOND CITY?

ARTIST BIO

"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 sixty 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 Belushi, Mike Myers, Eugene Levy, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George Wendt, Catherine O'Hara, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sanz, Tim Meadows, Joan Rivers, Nia Vardalos, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Harold Ramis, Ian Gomez, Sam Richardson, Jack McBrayer, Jason Sudeikis, Jane Lynch, Tawny Newsome, Aidy Bryant, Steven Yeun, Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key and so many more.

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Several limited-run shows for 2022-2023:

The Absolute Best Friggin' Time of Your Life - available Jan - July 2022
The Second City's Out of the House Party - available Aug - Dec 2022
Holidazed & Confused - or - Jingle Bell Ruckus (presenter's choice) - available mid-Nov - Dec 2022
Swipes Right:  An Incomplete Guide to the Ultimate Date Night - available Jan - July 2023 
The Second City's She the People - various availability

Virtual Shows:

Improv House Party

The Second City's Happy Hour
Girls' Night In
There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays

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The Second City provides community & educational support through group improv classes, and community and educational outreach programs including summer camps for elementary - high school-age students, workshops for students on the autism spectrum, team-building sessions, improv classes for senior citizens and more! 


"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

 

MARKETING KITS

ARTS IN EDUCATION

For over 60 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. 

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