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Holiday Season FAQs

‘Tis the season! To get sick, get angry, get uncomfortable… Basically, this time of year is a hotbed of “life traps.” I can personally guarantee that this advice will work for every single person who reads it for sure, definitely. [more]

December 20, 2013 By: Andel Sudik, Comedy, Words

Happy Holidays from Your Obama-Hating Facebook Friend


December 19, 2013 By: Scott Goldstein, Comedy, Pictures

And Our Movember Challenge Winner Is…

Congratulations to our First-Ever Movember Challenge winner… Dan DeSalva! Here’s what some of the Mainstage cast members had to say… Kate Lambert: “My vote goes to Dan DeSalva for his Monopoly mustache.  Now can someone point me in the direction [more]

December 17, 2013 Comedy, Words

54 Things You Didn’t Know About The Second City

In honor of today being our 54th anniversary, we thought we’d share 54 things you didn’t know about The Second City– straight from the mouths of the people who work here. 1. It’s just as much a state of mind [more]

December 16, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

TJ Jagodowski’s 24 Hour Training Tips

  This coming Tuesday night, we will once again be doing our 24-hour benefit for Letters To Santa. Each year, there are a few less of us who last all 24 hours, whether on stage or in the audience. A [more]

December 13, 2013 By: TJ Jagodowski, Comedy, Words

Canada for Dummies

What’s the deal with “Canada?” The Second City Toronto thought a good place to start would be to answer your burning questions about all things Canadian. Where is Canada? Great first question!  To find us, just drive North until a [more]

December 11, 2013 By: Klaus Schuller, Comedy, Words

How to End Improv Scenes Without Being a D!@k

If you’ve improvised long enough, you’ve probably seen this happen: You’re at post-show notes, and someone loses it on the stage manager for not bringing the lights down at the right moment. Or blames their long form team for not [more]

December 10, 2013 By: Ian Donald Keeling, Comedy, Words

9 Best Places in Illinois for Same-Sex Weddings

It’s official: the Land of Lincoln has become the Land of Same-Sex Love. Since Illinois became the16th state to legalize same-sex marriage last month, gay and lesbian couples across the Prairie State are celebrating, proposing to each other and scheming [more]

December 9, 2013 By: John Loos, Comedy, Words

11 Ways to Find Love This Christmas…

  (…According to Holiday TV Movies) If people are giving you grief for skipping out on festive social plans in order to stay home and watch the quality programming offered this time of year on the ABC Family, Hallmark and [more]

December 5, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

What to Expect If You’re a Latino Improviser

With all the recent discussion regarding diversity in improv, we wanted to shed some light on our experiences being here in Chicago pursuing careers in comedy. Here is our perspective on what to expect if you’re a Latino improviser… and [more]

December 3, 2013 By: Rich Alfonso, By: Rich Alfonso & Miguel Lepe, Comedy, Words