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“Took more resevations that they could handle”
Review of Second City

Second City
Ranked #4 of 571 Nightlife in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Attended Second City with a large group and had advance reservations. We were crammed in to tight, it was ridiculous. Comedy show was ok at best. No one in our group found it that entertaining. At end of show, performer made a big deal about tipping the wait staff but failed to mention that 18% gratuity was already added to the bill (our bill anyway). The waiter (conveniently?) had written over that part of the bill with a sharpie so it was not easy to read in the dim light. Fortunately for us, we looked closely at our bill and noticed this before paying. Waiter was fine until there was a dispute over the bill because he added our charges with people we did not even know. We insisted he divide it differently and that's when the attitude emerged. It was an experience but I would not go back and would not recommend. So many other better choices in the city of Chicago

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This was the best night ever, real funny actors and great seats. Great atmosphere. Would highly recommend! Worth the $28!

Thank Terri B
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This was the funniest show I've ever seen. Great venue, good cast really creative humor, all in all a great night.

Thank jtimson
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Does this really need a review. SC is the capital of Improv comedy in the World. So there's that. Now what? Learn anything?

Just go. Stand in the lines, have some New Belgium beer, and laugh progressively louder, until they ask you to leave.

There is a great Christmas charity event that includes house hold names in music (Wilco) and humor, which lasts 24 hours, and folks line up for days to see. So I'd say, Alta Vista it and plan ahead if you don't want to get left behind.

Thank AnyMajorDudewill
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The 7 comedians we saw were so ON that night. How flexible they are with whatever the audience comes up with they run with it. The waitstaff managed to get to your table several times for both food and drinks. They had no problem serving you just water if that is what you prefered.

Thank 7elizabeth
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