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Second City

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She The People at The Second City
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She The People at The Second City
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“main stage”(72 reviews)
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 yesterday via mobile

I really can't recommend this enough on any visit to Chicago! They covered a whole range of topics (I'm not American but have an equal disdain for Trump so loved the political jokes!). The stars were so on their feet with the improv, and we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travellernick121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And clearly that’s a good thing! We couldn’t make it into Chicago to see the main show on Thursday because of weather. However, they happily exchanged our tickets for the gaslight show the next evening. The theater is a little crowded but so is every...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rmcleod999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the main reasons we took a trip to Chicago was to see its improv scene. We are part of the Improv Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio) community and were looking forward to seeing the famous Second City. The show was great! The title of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank LadyJenk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have probably seen 15+ reviews at Second City. It's usually worth a visit. Some are funny, some are politically satirical, some are poignant, some are remarkably original. This show is, simply, awful. Painfully unfunny, Nothing original. Wildly inconsistent, no direction whatsoever. Whoever directed this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank wgbretired
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been given so many recommendations to visit Second City while I am in Chicago. This place is pretty well known, and I now I understand why. There are plenty of tickets available for many different times. I ended up buying some for their 7:30pm...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cathyisashorty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I went here on a whim after brunch and we were SO glad we did. It was a Sunday afternoon show and it was absolutely hysterical. It was definitely adult humor and we loved every second of it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank schmitkers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group couldn’t have been more disappointed- every other word was the F word or worse. Many of the skits were politically motivated and just plain not funny. Our group couldn’t wait to leave. I love improv but there was actually very little of it....More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank schelden
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

My friend and I went to a Thursday 8 PM Main stage show (Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo). We paid for the $31 tickets where the manager will pick your seat, and we were placed on the 3rd row towards the center, perfect seats....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 624michellep
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Second City is great! Top notch entertainment, in a cozy theater with excellent performers. You can't go wrong, it's definitely worth every penny!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ricktewks
Reviewed 7 January 2019

We are so happy that we decided to go to see a Second City performance. It was the highlight of our Chicago weekend getaway. The performers was funny and entertaining! Great Job!

Date of experience: December 2018
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It depends on how mature the teen is. For older teens, it’s probably okay. But the humor is sometimes crude and it could be awkward to sit through with your child. Hope this helps!
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
It used to be that first come first seated, however, now you should have reserved seating. They open the doors an hour before showtime. I usually get there 45 minutes to an hour early especially if you are driving. If you... More