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Romantic Things to Do: The couple that laughs together, stays together. So take your special someone to see the world's premier comedy troupe, The Second City. The improv comedy club has launched some of the biggest names in the business, including John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and about 500 others. The close seating and small audience provides an intimate vibe. And there are bits that cover all facets of societal satire. After the show, they take ideas from the audience and turn them into an improv sketch - which is no easy task, yet something hilarious to watch.

Best Attractions & Activities: The world's premier comedy troupe, The Second City has launched some of the biggest names in the business, including Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and about 500 others. So it's likely that the comedic actors you see in these shows will soon be featured in movies, commercials and "Saturday Night Live." The improv comedy shows poke fun at current-event and societal topics. There are almost no costumes or props involved, and the stage is in front of a small area of tables and chairs. While The Second City is the main stage, you can also see outstanding comedy at the second-tier Second City etc. and the Up Comedy Club, located in the same building.


Address

1616 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614

Map / Directions
312-337-3992


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Admission

Expert Tips by Jamie Bartosch

Chicago Local Expert

Romantic Things to Do: "Leave the kids at home."

Best Attractions & Activities: "If tickets are sold out, you can try Second City etc.., or the Up Comedy Club, located in the same building."

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The Second City has launched some of the biggest names in the comedy business including Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Steve Carell and Dan Aykroyd.

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

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