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Second City Toronto

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Address: 51 Mercer St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H2, Canada
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+1 416-343-0011
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

The Second City is renown as the world's premier comedy theatre, with...

The Second City is renown as the world's premier comedy theatre, with critically-acclaimed live improv and sketch comedy shows on stage every night.

Enjoy a night of laughs and up-to-the-minute satire from the legendary comedy troupe that inspired Saturday Night Live, SCTV, and Whose Line Is It Anyway! The Second City's list of alumni include entertainment legends such as Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, and many more.

Tickets are only $14 - $32, making The Second City the best entertainment value in Toronto.

Located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, The Second City's intimate cabaret theatre offers table service of a affordable bar and food menu, as well as pre-show dinner packages.

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The seating is really really cramped but we thought the show was very funny. As Americans, they said a lot of what some of us are already thinking about our current government... read more

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seating is really really cramped but we thought the show was very funny. As Americans, they said a lot of what some of us are already thinking about our current government. I found it was done in good taste and not offensive in any way. Actually, it's comedy, so maybe it's supposed to be somewhat offensive...lol

Thank shearexpert2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely worth a stop when you're visiting Toronto if you're into comedy. All of the comedians in the show that we saw were very funny, and the sketches were well executed. They also did some improv after the main show was over and that great as well.

Thank PghPanther2014
Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't to sure what to expect as was our first time coming here but the show was hilarious. They interacted with the crowd and very good bar service.

Thank leanne192
Western Springs, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling to Toronto with our teen boys. They enjoy comedy and have watched some explicit comedy on TV. They both enjoyed it. A few things went over the younger ones head but the show was great. They brought thing together nicely at the end referring back to characters throughout. They also incorporated a improved song with suggestions from... More 

Thank Zlch0c
Batavia, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Live sketch comedy. Very funny, sometimes naughty, so not for the kids. This will be the third time I have gone, the casts and the shows change over time, so it's always an adventure. Highly recommend it. Buy tickets in advance because it's always packed.

Thank Sally S
Dundas, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Seems like they have lost sight of what second city has been...funny. I've been to Toronto and Chicago second city shows dozens of times. This was beyond bad. It was simply stupid. There were brief moments of humour surrounded by long droughts of nothing. They tried some preachy politically correct skits, which would be fine IF THEY were FUNNY.

Thank jamester1
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

After watching the supposed comedy show at this place, I was perplexed by what comedy means by these guys. Why should there be so much vulgarity? The actors should do their homework to make sure what they are presenting is some real comedy and not some cheap stuff. I don't think any person with self-respect can bring their family or... More 

Thank Amrita T
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Great experience. Improvisation at it's best and liked the set up with tables and table service for drinks and food. Great evening. There are 3 sections and the 3rd is true impro where they trial things - this part is obviously not as good as not rehearsed and seemed that a few people in the know left before this session.

Thank Tony and Sarah G
Peterborough, Ontario
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We attended the 10 o clock showing. Quite a large crowd. We were seated promptly in the second balcony. Those at the rail could see better than us seated back a bit. They do offer drink and snack service and the waiters and waitresses were quick and attentive. The washrooms are on second floor and ladies as usual expect a... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

This was my first time there and overall I thought they did a great job. The service was good, the servers were good, the beer was good, ensemble was good, the stage production was good, bathroom was good. I did however feel very cramped in the uncomfortable setting, which because of laughing left me with a pretty bad backache.

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