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The Second City is second to none

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postedAugust 17, 2018

“A successful trip to Chicago consists of deep-dish pizza, a selfie at the Bean, and most important, a visit to the legendary Second City, famously known as the ‘Harvard of Comedy,’” says group sales and events manager Heather Scholl. “Beginning as a small cabaret theater in 1959, The Second City has become a true temple of political satire that boasts 60 years of celebrity alumni, from Steve Carell to Keegan-Michael Key, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, and Chris Farley to Bill Murray.”

Group reservations are available for parties of 16 or more with a list of perks that are no joke (but they’re certainly something to smile about):

  • Waived service fees, a savings of $5 per ticket
  • A flexible refund policy, allowing groups to drop up to half the tickets one week prior to the show
  • Seating together
  • Dinner packages for dining at the on-site restaurant, 1959 Kitchen & Bar
  • Availability of private events and custom shows

Another perk left to chance is spotting alumni, who are known to often return to see a show or sit in on the nightly improv sets with current cast members. 

“With performances every night of the week, including late nights on weekends, and a variety of different shows to choose from, you never know what or who you may see here,” Scholl says.

For more information, email Scholl or go to

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