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Second City Toronto

Address: 51 Mercer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 9G9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #28 of 317 Activities in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Comedy Clubs, Fun & Games, Theater & Concerts, Nightlife
Owner description: The Second City is renown as the world's premier comedy theatre, with...
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Type: Comedy Clubs, Fun & Games, Theater & Concerts, Nightlife
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Toronto
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217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

OK. SO we had not been to see Second City for probably 20+ years. In fact, it was in a different location then, and we used to go a lot. I was looking for something amazing and different to do today, on our fourth anniversary, where my plan was to do a series of great Toronto events all day. We... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We booked an early show and dinner at Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant. Good food, walk down a hallway and you are at the theatre - the two are connected so you do not need to go outside. The show was very entertaining. Good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Be sure to book your tickets in advance via the expedia or the second city website to save time and money, the place sells out quickly!

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was part of a package together with dinner at Wayne Gretzky's right next door. The improv show "Rebel without a Cosmos." started at 7:30pm. We viewed the show upstairs in very cramped quarters. The staff were friendly enough although our neighbours were told to remove food they had brought in even though prices for food and drinks provided there... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I saw 16 scandals at the second city and thought it was super funny. cast was really into it and the audience was loving it. they tested out some of their new material at the end too, which was cool. staff were friendly enough and seating was not the most comfortable, but the atmosphere is lively and fun

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Second City is a Chicago-born Comedy Club that has spawned the likes of Alan Arkin, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Mike Meyers, Tina Fey, Bill Murray and many more. If you love Saturday Night Live or sketch and improv comedy, then you’ll really love the shows at The Second City. We went for Rebel without a Cosmos which was hysterical,... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very well located and has some great comedy shows here. The best part is that they don't pressurize you too much for the drinks during the show.

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Brockport, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had an enjoyable evening and laughed a lot, but not being Canadian and not knowing a lot about local politics, we missed many of the jokes. Quite a lot of sex and bodily function jokes, most of them well done. The improv selections were only so-so. Don't think that the various things they call the different shows mean anything... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was a fun night. My husband & I took our son and his gal and our 19 year old daughter to see Holidazed and Confused. Lots of laughs and we had a very enjoyable night. Drinks were great and the audience was fun. I'll definitely try out another show!

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you're reading this, it means you haven't been to Second City.. I wish it was my first time.. It's so damn funny every time. I try and go see every new show they have. Awesome night out! Always great up and coming talent. DO IT. For more travel info and reviews, visit my site! www.bucketthis.com

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