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Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo

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    Visit: Second City, 1616 N Wells St Located in Pipers Alley, Chicago, IL 60614-6002

    The Second City is the world's premiere comedy theatre offering the best in Chicago-style sketch and improv comedy every night of the week and has launched the careers of Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and many, many others. First, let’s define a few terms so we’re all on the same page. Sketch comedy is scripted, well-rehearsed scenes that we never, ever call “skits.” (And most of us are mighty touchy about that one. Improv is the unscripted, spontaneous, collaborative art form Second City is famous for. Stand-Up is the classic one-comic-on-stage-with-a-mic-telling-jokes routine. Think Jerry Seinfeld against a brick wall. A classic Second City revue is made up of original sketches and songs sprinkled with a healthy dose of our world-famous improv. Second City productions are fully written and rehearsed, but no two shows are ever the same.
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    Reviewed July 9, 2019

    I am a huge fan of stand up comedy and improv, and I couldn't be in Chicago without a visit to the Second City. It was slightly emotional to imagine some of my absolute favourite comedians have once performed, and it was clear from the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Alex C, Manager at Second City, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

    Thank you so much! We can't wait for you to come back :)

    Reviewed July 6, 2019

    From arrival the staff was disrespectful and rude. Refused to serve us at our table and instead made us wait for intermission to go to the bar. If we laughed too loud the staff would ask us to settle down. ??? The show was cliche...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Cameron H
    Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

    We booked this venue late and boy are glad we remembered this top notch comedy club. With the history of this club I was in awe of the talent we saw. It was funny, entertaining and well worth the trip.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Paul G
    Alex C, Manager at Second City, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

    Thank you for the flattering review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Please come by and see us again!

    Reviewed June 12, 2019

    We booked tickets online after a recommendation by a friend. We didn’t really know what to expect but we had a great evening laughing! Drinks were a bit expensive but good.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank AnnikaDH
    Alex C, Manager at Second City, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

    Thank you for all the kind words! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the show and had a fun evening out. We hope to see you again real soon!

    Reviewed May 22, 2019

    The ensemble for Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo delivery smart and energetic humor in a powerhouse show. Perhaps the best part, though, was the post-script improv session. If laughter is food for the soul, The Second City is a Michelin-starred institution.More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank BuckeyeO-H-1-O
    Alex C, Manager at Second City, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

    Thank you so much for all the kind words! We also like to think that laughter is food for the soul, but the good folks over at Michelin told us that it's really just more of an aperitif :) Please come back and see us...More

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