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  • 1616 N Wells St

    Chicago, IL 60614

  • Phone: 312-337-3992

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    Mon-Fri 9am-Close

    Sat 10am-Close

    Sun 11am-Close Event Dates and Times Vary Contact for Specific Dates and Times

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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.




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Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

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

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