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Second City Toronto

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Address: 51 Mercer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 9G9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-343-0011
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Description: The Second City is renown as the world's premier comedy theatre, with...
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. 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 many more. Tickets are only $14 - $32, making The Second City the best entertainment value in Toronto. 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.
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Hilarious show!

The show show was beyond belief funny. It is really funny edgy comedy. The show pokes fun at lots of current events and trends. Sight lines were good and drink prices quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Have been coming here for a few years, typically around Christmas time. Always a great time. That was until last December. I have never been treated with such hostility in my life. The manager black mailed us and was one of the most rude people I have ever met. Will never be returning.

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TheSecondCityTO, Manager at Second City Toronto, responded to this review

Steve - we are concerned to hear that you had an unpleasant experience at our theatre. We strive to consistently provide excellent service and hospitality to our patrons, and this is reflected in the positive feedback we frequently receive on TripAdvisor and elsewhere. We would like to learn more about this incident, so that we may respond appropriately. Please email... More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The show show was beyond belief funny. It is really funny edgy comedy. The show pokes fun at lots of current events and trends. Sight lines were good and drink prices quite reasonable. We definitely need to come back on a regular basis.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Awesome show - really funny! Drinks were reasonably priced for this kind of venue, but I wouldn't eat there as the prices were high for bar food. GET A DECENT SEAT! We were seated way off to the side, and when we requested a better seat, we were told that these were fine seats. We moved on our own after... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Girls night out (2 neighbours + 1 friend), arrived early enough to have excellent seats. How to Kill a Comedian received 5 stars from Toronto Star and I would give it 6/5 stars--so good. All 4 of us howled our way through the evening. The performance was made funnier when one of the comedians engaged my neighbour in one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My daughter and I went to see this funny family play during March break. We enjoyed it and had a great time. Although we were seated in the back, we still had a good view. It was good for kids 11 and yonger. Probably not any older than that.

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TheSecondCityToronto, Manager at Second City Toronto, responded to this review

Thanks for posting! Glad you and your family enjoyed! We'll presenting another family show this summer, VAMPIRE CAMPFIRE. Hope you'll be able to join us! More 

Wasaga Beach, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Hilarious and insight! It is a must sefor all viitors to the city. Torontonians will enjoy the city and cultural references. For familia with teenagers or young adult children this is a perfect outing.

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TheSecondCityToronto, Manager at Second City Toronto, responded to this review

Thanks for spreading the word, Connie! Glad you enjoyed. Hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Barrie, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

March break skit - the Big bad wolf vs Lordunderwearface Von Schtinker was fabulous.... not just for kids - but parents too. Staff so friendly and accomodating - show was great humour and the place was clean. Not a bad seat in the house. I have been to Second City for adult comedy as well and never leave without a... More 

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TheSecondCityToronto, Manager at Second City Toronto, responded to this review

Thanks for posting, Chantelle! Glad you and your family enjoyed! Hope you get a chance to check out our new evening (adult) show, HOW TO KILL A COMEDIAN, on stage until July. We'll also have a new family show. Vampire Campfire, presented during the summer. All the best! More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Took my college-age son, as I recalled enjoying the troupe in Chicago many years ago. The topics and sketches were very timely, and spoke to several of the themes of discussions he and I had had that day. We both very much enjoyed the humor and acting of the group. Be aware, the evening show "How to Kill a Comedian"... More 

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Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Everyone likes to laugh, right? Great fun night out, have never been disappointed here. We were seated up close to the stage, so we really felt 'close to the action' and vulnerable to be part of the act! Have been here before to see other shows and this newest production HOW TO KILL A COMEDIAN was super. They were tweaking... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I hadn't been here for 25 years, and not too much has changed. That's OK. Top notch sketch comedy...we saw the "Best Of" revue. $14./person...105 minutes of fun. Booze prices are fair...the staff are discreet during the performance. Small chairs and can get very crowded so get there early for a good seat.

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TheSecondCityToronto, Manager at Second City Toronto, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time! Hope you won't wait another 25 years to return! We have shows every night - including our new mainstage show, HOW TO KILL A COMEDIAN -- on stage until July. More 

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