Who doesn't need a few laughs during the cultural chaos that is life in the USA? The world's premier comedy theatre and school of improvisation, Second City, pokes fun at boomers, millennials, media, and the *&%#@! going on in DC. Everyone with a pulse knows that Second City launched some of the biggest names in the business, including Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and countless others. Since its creation in 1959, the show claimed Old Town it's home when the founders wanted a theater to practice their own, Chicago-style routine of sketch and improv. The small audience is packed in front of a sparse stage with only a few chairs, and the show covers current topics, followed by some improv using audience-suggested topics. If the main stage is sold out, don't hesitate to see Second City, etc.or some stand up at adjacent Up Comedy Club.
1616 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614
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Best Attractions & Activities: "If tickets are sold out, you can try Second City, etc., or the Up Comedy Club, located in the same building."
Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Second City has launched some of the biggest names in the business including Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.