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Second City

Open Now: 10:00 - 21:00
Open today: 10:00 - 21:00
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Good Show!

We chose the 4pm Saturday Best of Second City show which was entertaining. Drinks and bar food were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
One of the most influential and prolific comedy theatres in the world

My wife and I have been to comedy clubs across the country, including Zanie's in Chicago, but you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1616 N Wells St, Located in Pipers Alley, Chicago, IL 60614-6002
Lincoln Park
+1 312-337-3992
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I frequent comedy clubs in most of the metropolitan areas we visit. This wasn’t our first time at Second City, we have enjoyed shows in the past. The talent pool is shallow. Most of the jokes were crass and vulgar. Even the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose the 4pm Saturday Best of Second City show which was entertaining. Drinks and bar food were fine - service was cheerful albeit busy.

Thank Marilynska
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I have been to comedy clubs across the country, including Zanie's in Chicago, but you always have to come back to Second City to recognize that this is where it all began. Located at 1616 North Wells Street, at North and Wells,...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were at one of their touring shows and I just really wanted it to end as soon as possible. There were a few moments of funny, but most of the material was tedious and crass. They don't even have funny political jokes because they...More

Thank Adventure68613077386
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 4th visit to Second City and we are never disappointed in the shows or the drink service. It is a pleasure to be with others who just want to enjoy some improv and creative skits. This last show had some really fun...More

Thank billybeester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Or lack of should I say! Why is it so bloody difficult to order and receive a drink?! We didn’t even see any severs until the intermission and at which point I had to flag down two other servers (who told me they weren’t ‘my’...More

Thank issy377
Reviewed 1 week ago

we did the best of weekend afternoon show and had a great time. drinks were reasonable, you're in a good location for dinner and some bars, and the talent was absolutely hilarious. i'm so glad we had time to squeeze this in, i would highly...More

Thank rmpdu22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our night at the second city. We were heading to another comedy club but didn’t like the sound of the comedian. So glad we opted for this club instead. Watched the gaslight district,, which had us laughing out loud once it warmed up. Great...More

Thank AmericaHolidaylover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled to this show - the Mainstage Review #107 -- with a friend who has mobility and sight problems and who carries a white and red cane. As we approached the front door of the venue, a staff member walked towards us and inquired...More

Thank Opinion8ted
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time at Second city and it once again did not disappoint. An iconic comedy club with countless laughs and impeccable service!

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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27 August 2018|
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Response from babyboy7 | Reviewed this property |
You get a souvenir glass with your drink. They sell shirts at the box office
Melissa B
16 August 2018|
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Response from lileemai | Reviewed this property |
Whatever you want. There was a variety of dress when we went. From casual to those on dates.
17 November 2017|
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Response from Alex C | Property representative |
All of our shows in Chicago contain rated R content
Eoin M
1 November 2017|
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Response from LMK101 | Reviewed this property |
Second City is a lot of fun. They like to bring the audience in to their performances, they may ask you questions to help with their adhoc skits. The best seats for the main stage are along the railing for which you need to... More
28 September 2017|
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Response from Alex C | Property representative |
We recommend Legendary Laughs. It has PG-13 content and some fun musical sketches.