Second City


1616 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: 312-337-3992
Phone: 312-664-4032

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Hours:
Box Office  Mon-Fri 9am-Close; Sat 10am-Close; Sun 11am-Close Event Dates and Times Vary Contact for Specific Dates and Times

Type:
Comedy Club


10BEST Says

Early Entertainment, Best Nightlife: The world's premier comedy troupe, The Second City has launched some of the biggest names in the business. You may have heard of them: Gilda Ratner, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and about 500 others. The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium. Since its creation in 1959, the show claimed Old Town its home when the founders wanted a theater to practice their own, Chicago-style routine of sketch and improv. The small audience gets an intimate vibe; half theater, half comedy lounge. Expect bits that cover all facets of societal satire and of course, long running jokes.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Early Entertainment: "Leave the kids at home."

Best Nightlife: "Make reservations to eat at a nearby restaurant before hitting the 11pm show."

Best for Early Entertainment, Best Nightlife Because: The Second City has launched some of the biggest names in the business including Tina Fey and Dan Aykroyd.

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Early Entertainment, Best Nightlife: The world's premier comedy troupe, The Second City has launched some of the biggest names in the business. You may have heard of them: Gilda Ratner, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and about 500 others. The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium. Since its creation in 1959, the show claimed Old Town its home when the founders wanted a theater to practice their own, Chicago-style routine of sketch and improv. The small audience gets an intimate vibe; half theater, half comedy lounge. Expect bits that cover all facets of societal satire and of course, long running jokes.

10Best List photo Insider Tips

Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Early Entertainment: "Leave the kids at home."

Best Nightlife: "Make reservations to eat at a nearby restaurant before hitting the 11pm show."

Best for Early Entertainment, Best Nightlife Because: The Second City has launched some of the biggest names in the business including Tina Fey and Dan Aykroyd.

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