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The Best of The Second City at Up Comedy Club

Dates

8/27/2019 - 1/1/2100

Theatre

Up Comedy Club


230 N. North Ave
Chicago,IL 60614



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For over fifty years The Second City has become synonymous with a mind explosion of witty political and social satire that crops up in every nook and cranny of this great nation and beyond. Armed from Chicago with a battery of the most hilarious sketch comedy and improvisation on any continent, they're coming this way to mock the millennial generation and beyond.

No institution escapes the satiric eye of The Second City - from the blowhards of the Beltway to the Hollywood elite. Ripped from the headlines of the Times and the tabloids, this signature classic provides a hilarious ride through present day America and takes unbridled comic pleasure in the foibles of our politicians, celebrities and even our significant others.

Belushi, Colbert, Carell, Murray, Radner, Myers, Fey, Farley, Aykroyd and so many more came through Second City. With fresh new material and classic bits that never get stale, don't miss a chance to laugh out loud with the legendary comedy troupe.

News About The Best of The Second City at Up Comedy Club


The Second City's SHE THE PEOPLE is Back by Popular Demand
February 11, 2020

The Second City's knockout show She the People is back at it again in 2020! The all-female, all-funny show directed by Carly Heffernan welcomes back returning ensemble members Carisa Barreca, Alex Bellisle, Katie Caussin, Sayjal Joshi, and Emma Pope with new cast member Lachrisa Grandberry joining. Other creative team members include Mary Mahoney (Music Director/Original Music/Sound Designer) and Abby Beggs (Lighting Designer/Stage Manager).

The Second City Announces New Fully Improvised Show TEMPLE OF GEEKDOM
February 04, 2020

The Second City is excited to announce its new fully improvised show The Second City's Temple of Geekdom: An Improvised Adventure. This a?oechoose your own adventurea?? experience allows the audience to guide a party of improv adventurers and fracture their favorite fandoms in search of comedic gold. The show is directed by Second City alumnus and resident director Anthony LeBlanc and will be performed by a rotating cast of The Second City's sharpest, geekiest, and most intergalactically fluent improvisers. 

Adam Archer Has Joined the Cast of The Second City's DO YOU BELIEVE IN MADNESS?
February 04, 2020

The Second City has announced the addition of Adam Archer to its 108th Mainstage revue as he takes over the roles of former ensemble member Andrew Knox. Archer steps on to the historic stage with dynamite cast members Mary Catherine Curran, Sarah Dell'Amico, Asia Martin, Jordan Savusa, and Adam Schreck.

Comedian Jon Dore To Play The Den Theatre in December
October 22, 2019

Comedian Jon Dore brings his stand-up tour to The Den Theatre for two performances only December 13 a?" 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm on The Den's Upstairs Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

BWW Interview: Robyn Lynne Norris & Lorin Latarro Make the Perfect Match for #DATEME
August 19, 2019

48 million Americans have tried online dating. #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment is the outrageous, true story of one. Robyn Lynne Norris (the show's creator and writer) is unlucky in love but determined to understand it better, so she logs on to the world's most popular dating site: OKCupid. Creating 38 'undateable' profiles as an interactive scientific investigation into online dating, Robyn unwittingly sets in motion the social experiment of our generation. Part improv, part sketch comedy and entirely hilarious, Robyn makes one conclusive result: there's no algorithm for love.

Second City Announces Casting for 108 MAINSTAGE REVUE
August 05, 2019

The Second City announces casting for The Second City's 108th Mainstage Revue. The brand new ensemble includes Mary Catherine Curran, Sarah Dell'Amico, Andrew Knox, Asia Martin, Jordan Savusa, and Adam Schreck. Resident Second City director Ryan Bernier returns to direct his seventh resident stage production, and Nick Gagewill be taking over the keys as the musical director.

Additional Performers Announced For Break Out Festival At Second City
May 29, 2019

The Second City is pleased to announce the hottest up-and-coming diverse comedic voices in a weekend of events taking place in Chicago June 6-9, 2019. The exciting five day event kicks off with the 6th annual Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase on Wednesday, June 6th highlighting 16 of the best and brightest improvisers and sketch performers on the rise. Anchoring the weekend is The Second City and NBC's 5th Annual Break Out Comedy Festival, which spotlights a four day lineup of artists from across the country.  Headlining host and returning Chicago native Godfrey (Comedy Central, VH1, BET) takes the mic on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, with guest hosts Second City alum Christina Anthony (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) on Thursday, June 6th, and the Chicago Tribune's Comedian of the Year 2017 Felonious Munk (Comedy Central, Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)) on Sunday, June 9th.

Tickets On Sale Now For #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
April 12, 2019

Tickets officially go on sale on today for the New York Premiere of #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment tickets can be purchased online through telecharge.com. The Westside Theatre box office will officially open on June 6, 2019.

Godfrey To Host Second City Breakout Festival
April 10, 2019

The Second City is pleased to announce the hottest up-and-coming diverse comedic voices in a weekend of events taking place in Chicago June 6-9, 2019. The exciting five day event kicks off with the 6th annual Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase on Wednesday, June 6th highlighting 16 of the best and brightest improvisers and sketch performers on the rise. Anchoring the weekend is The Second City and NBC's 5th Annual Break Out Comedy Festival, which spotlights a four day lineup of artists from across the country.  Headlining host and returning Chicago native Godfrey (Comedy Central, VH1, BET) takes the mic on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, with guest hosts Second City alum Christina Anthony (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) on Thursday, June 6th, and the Chicago Tribune's Comedian of the Year 2017 Felonious Munk (Comedy Central, Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)) on Sunday, June 9th.

Casting Announced for The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue
March 20, 2019

The Second City is thrilled to announce casting for The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue. Under the direction of Anneliese Toft with music direction by Jacob Shuda, The Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd Revue features returning cast member Andrew Knox along with first-time resident stage ensemble members Atra Asdou, E.J. Cameron, Mark Campbell, Laurel Krabacher, and Chuck Norment. The stage manager is Laura Hum.

#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT Set to Premiere This Summer
March 20, 2019

After a hit three-year run at the Up-Comedy Theatre in Chicago, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment will move to New York City, beginning performances at the Westside Theatre on June 20, 2019.

The Second City's SHE THE PEOPLE Returns With Updated Material
February 27, 2019

The Second City's knockout show She the People: The Resistance Continues is electrifying UP Comedy Club with a refreshed name, updated material, new cast members, and all of its signature witty, empowering bite. The all-female, all-funny show directed by Carly Heffernan welcomes Mary Catherine Curran, Sayjal Joshi, and Kaye Winks who join original cast members Carisa Barreca, Alex Bellisle, and Katie Caussin.

The Second City's The Black History Month Show Announced
February 05, 2019

The Second City celebrates Black History Month by bringing you the most iconic sketches created by our African American alumni along with classic archive scenes reimagined with a new comedic spin. The Second City's Black History Month Show features Rich Alfonso, Jillian Ebanks, Jack Brian, Jordan Stafford, Shadee Vossoughi and Kaye Winks.

The Second City Offers Furloughed Workers Free Tickets, Meals And Improv Classes
January 17, 2019

The Second City is proud to support the hundreds of thousands of federal workers currently furloughed as a result of the government shutdown. In addition to a $2000 donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help aid those working without a paycheck, The Second City is opening up its doors, programming, and hospitality to those affected. Federal employees with valid government ID are invited to obtain free comedy show tickets, enjoy dinner on the house at 1959 Kitchen & Bar, and participate in free improvisation drop-in classes at The Second City Training Center beginning this Friday.

The Second City's The Black History Month Show Announced
January 16, 2019

The Second City celebrates Black History Month by bringing you the most iconic sketches created by our African American alumni along with classic archive scenes reimagined with a new comedic spin. The Second City's Black History Month Show features Rich Alfonso, Jillian Ebanks, Jack Brian, Jordan Stafford, Shadee Vossoughi and Kaye Winks.

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