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Second City Toronto

51 Mercer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 9G9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #17 of 334 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Comedy Clubs
Owner description: The Second City is renown as the world's premier comedy theatre, with critically-acclaimed live improv and sketch comedy shows on stage every night.... more » Owner description: The Second City is renown as the world's premier comedy theatre, with critically-acclaimed live improv and sketch comedy shows on stage every night. Located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, The Second City's intimate cabaret theatre offers table service of a affordable bar and food menu, as well as pre-show dinner packages. Enjoy a night of laughs and up-to-the-minute satire from the legendary comedy troupe that inspired Saturday Night Live, SCTV, and Whose Line Is It Anyway! The Second City's list of alumni include entertainment legends such as Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, and hundreds of others. Tickets are only $12 - $29, making The Second City the best entertainment value in Toronto. « less
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We had a great night at Second City. The sketches were great but the improv at the end was the best. They are truly professionals! Service was great, table was in the back and we still had a good view. Fun!

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Thought the skits were sophomoric and a little amateurish. Seating here is minimal and not very comfortable. There were some laughs but wouldn't go again.

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K-W, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We saw the late show of Rebel Without A Cosmos. This was the second time I've gone to Second City (the other time was years ago). The show was exceptional! It was clever, well-written, and, importantly, very funny. It was well worth the 2 hour drive to get there. One side note: the waiter seemed rather indifferent. When I put... More

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Warren, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a great time at Second City. Laughed our heads off. Had seats right up front. Table service was nice.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We've seen the Second City in Chicago, Toronto and on Norwegian. They never disappoint. There is a little bit of local and topical humor, so it pays to read a bit about Toronto, Chicago or the Caribbean before you travel. But, it always pays to do that.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My fault, my better half booked the tickets and I presumed it was stand up comedy. It was a sketch show but that's not a negative, I really enjoyed it. The comedy was excellent and the artists very talented. It is a small place so you are very close to the stage which adds to the atmosphere. Definitely worth a... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A great night out in Toronto! The 'Cosmos' show was hilarious and team did a great job during the improv set after the show. They recently renovated and the place looks much better. The only thing that is not great is the food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

When I purchased my tickets, I expected to see a few people doing standup. Instead it is a series of short sketches done by a group of 6 players. They are funny, raunchy and irreverent. Seating is really tight, I felt like I was sitting on the lap of the lady next to me. For the money though, its a... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have been to the Second City many times and always had a blast. The theater is more like a bar or cabaret and we have never had a bad seat-- four people share a small table. But lately we have been asking to sit at the "rail" -- it is like sitting at a bar with a perfect view... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Enjoyed Second City, even though there is a lot of local humor to the show. Since we are from out of town, several jokes were lost on us. One criticism I offer is that the food and drink options are very limited. You are given a small list of drinks available, but then they sell out fast. Midway through the... More

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