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Bears vs. Packers: Timeline of a Rivalry

Tonight marks the 187th game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, and you’re probably wondering, “What’s the big deal?” Well, Casual Monday Night Football fans, here are some of the pivotal moments that stoked the fire of [more]

December 29, 2013 By: Scott Goldstein, Comedy, Words

What to Expect If You’re a Short Improviser

They say there are no small parts, only small actors, but “they” never tell you what kind of weird shit tiny actors get themselves into. Here’s a few things to expect if you’re among the most versatile of the vertically [more]

December 27, 2013 By: Julie Marchiano, Comedy, Words

How to React to Your Boyfriend’s Christmas Present

From a young age, we’re taught to smile and say “thank you,” no matter what we open on Christmas morning. If that gift happens to be from your boyfriend, you need a real plan as to what happens after. How [more]

December 24, 2013 By: Alan Linic & Claire Meyer, Comedy, Words

How to Throw an Orphan Christmas

Let me tell you, there is no place that does Christmas quite like Chicago. But after living here for about 4 years now, I’ve have had to make many a sacrifice for my career– the ultimate one not being able [more]

December 22, 2013 By: Rich Alfonso, Comedy, Words

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

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