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“A comedy institution”
Review of Second City

Second City
Ranked #4 of 563 Nightlife in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Schenectady, New York
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A comedy institution”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

This was one of the first comedy clubs and is still going strong. We saw "Death by Evening" -- a showcase for some of their newer talents. It was a bit uneven, but a few of those on stage looked like they might one day be stars. Price is great: $10 per person. They make their money from drinks, but you can get a soda for a reasonable price.

I assume that this show changes every few months, with different names, but the equivalent is on Tuesdays and Wednesday.

Visited June 2014
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Chelsea, Michigan
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“Funny funny funny”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the show at Second City. Have always wanted to go. My son's bought us tickets and it was a lot of fun. Ended up being pulled on stage to participate in a silent movie skit which was a bit embarrassing but also funny. Would love to go back.

Visited May 2014
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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews
“Fun and Entertaining Evening”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This was my first trip to Second City and I know why it is so popular. Great troupe with many laugh out loud moments.

Visited June 2014
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Dublin, Ohio
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95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great laughs - tons of fun”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Saw Depraved New World - lots of laughs and a great evening out. Highly recommend this show at the historic Second City.

Visited June 2014
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A laugh a minute!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

This was recommended to my by someone as a 'must do' to experience Chicago - I was not disappointed. What a fun evening!

It's quite an intimate area, with everyone cosying up, you can order drinks and food before and during the show. Pub grub / finger style food. The evening is filled with comedy skits and impromptus. A LOT of fun, I am always in awe by these actors that think so fast on their feet. It was the stage manager's last evening so we were treated by her farewell and and extra hour performance!



Visited June 2014
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