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Second City

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Great fun night out

This was a great night out! A collaboration of 5-7 younger actor/comedians doing short skits. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorraine P
Definitely a can't miss!

Chicago is a great place to go anytime for anything, but a trip there is not complete without... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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This was my 2nd time to 2nd City - First time was 29 years ago. It was very funny then. It is not now. It was like watching a playground full of snarky 6th graders who were not talented enough to be funny on their...More

Thank BridgetteA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great night out! A collaboration of 5-7 younger actor/comedians doing short skits. It was a good time. If you get there early, you certainly don't need to pay for the upgraded seats (we did) but they are small tables and you are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chicago is a great place to go anytime for anything, but a trip there is not complete without catching a Second City offering. We've been several times and have recommended it to multiple friends. It's always been a hit. Smart, funny, on time, on point,...More

Thank Jason p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the performance overall, but seriously - I feel compelled, I need to make a shout out for the performances of Terrance Rogers, Jr and Jennifer Cheung. They are absolutely captivating when on stage - watch these two! Terrance when you were on stage, everyone...More

Thank vanderpoelsz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw "She The People this past week. It was hilarious! The women in this show are tremendous talents!

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see how this is a breeding ground for SNL. We went to the Gaslight District Improv Show - The cast performed for 21/2 hours with two breaks. Some semi scripted, some with input from the audience. Incredibly funny and topical (news items I...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the monday night Improv show. The place was packed and generated a good atmosphere. Comedians/actors are very talented.Being from England some sketches are Chicago/ U,S topical so we didn't always understand the punch lines but still a good evening...More

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sketches (not skits) were only mildly humorous. In keeping with today's language of the young, most of the punch lines relied on the famous F*** word to generate laughs. If you could get by that then you could have a few laughs. Their best...More

Thank dennislee52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming for years and seen the likes of Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mike Meyers, and Bonnie Hunt among others. Was this the most talented cast? Perhaps not but there were some good skits nevertheless. Granted it’s gotten a lot more expensive over...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just saw GASLIGHT DISTRICT at the e.t.c. Theatre at Second City, and loved every minute of it. It's a little confusing at first to book a show, as there are multiple theatres with several shows going on at the same time, but the show we...More

Thank Mark D
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from babyboy7 | Reviewed this property |
You get a souvenir glass with your drink. They sell shirts at the box office
Melissa B
August 16, 2018|
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Response from lileemai | Reviewed this property |
Whatever you want. There was a variety of dress when we went. From casual to those on dates.
Ronald A
November 17, 2017|
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