Second City

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Desiree Koh on April 21, 2002

You're always in good company at the world's most famous and productive breeding ground of Saturday Night Live performers and other comedic celebs -- Second City's alumni list includes Bill Murray, Joan Rivers, Elaine May, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Despite its high profile, the troupe's goal is still to make you life and feel at home. The auditorium is an intimate setting, with enough room for servers to bring you the brewski without obstructing your view. Dinner is always a good idea before a show -- the paltry menu features just bar food and pizza. But I digress -- the main event is the show, the show, the show. The show is made up of little nuggets of comedy sketches written by the cast, with improv slipping in after the intermission. When the show formally ends after its second set of the night, the performers usually do more improv jam. Big names such as Mel Gibson usually join in when they're in town and catching the show.
The Second City
1616 North Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60614
(312) 337-3992

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