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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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How to Kill a Comedian

The show was absolutely hilarious, the comedians all very talented. My favourite was the Shopper's pharmacy sketch. Service was great too - very fast. However, we felt that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
MorningGlory905
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Brampton, Canada
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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Show was very funny. Service was good. We had preferred seating due to having the dinner package with the adjoining Wayne Gretzkys. Told us to check in at 7:15, only preferred seats left were side stage, very side stage, Didn't get to see most of the comedians expressions and was hard to hear what they were saying sometimes so we... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The show was absolutely hilarious, the comedians all very talented. My favourite was the Shopper's pharmacy sketch. Service was great too - very fast. However, we felt that the venue was much too crowded. We were seated in the third row and there were five seats crowded around a table meant for two people and the tables were packed in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

How to kill a comedian is the funniest one I've been to so far. Actors were great, service was great. Will be back for another -D drive.

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Connecticut, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My husband suggested we go to the "Best of" Second City show on our last night in Toronto. I normally am not a huge fan of live comedy but holy crap this exceeded my expectations and had me laughing from start to finish. I always make fun of my husband for never laughing out loud; but this show was so... More 

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been multiple times to Second City in Chicago, it is a lot larger, but the quality of the show was pretty comparable. The comedians, actors were very talented, great timing. During the weekday, we arrived 15 minutes early and got front row middle seats! Service was good, drinks were $20/pitcher. I really recommend to see a show. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 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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Owen Sound
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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 

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