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Second City students keep laughter alive during pandemic

May 20, 2020

After cracking a joke, junior comedy and performance major Case Lowe waited for laughter and sounds of amusement, but instead received a grid of thumbs-up and clapping emojis from classmates on Zoom. ...

Nearly a month after closing due to a fire, The Second City reopened for its regular scheduled performances at the Mainstage, 1616 N Wells St., on Sept. 17.

Second City returns with big laughs, high hopes

September 21, 2015

The doors to The Second City’s Mainstage Theater, 1616 N Wells St., reopened on Sept. 17, three weeks after the building suffered damage from an Aug. 26 grease fire that started at its neighboring empo...

Chicago: A training ground for comedic talent

By Arts & Culture Reporter

March 9, 2015

In a world devoid of Chicago’s renowned comedic training centers, Stephen Colbert might have been reduced to just a silly sounding French name and Hannibal Buress might only be seen as the funny coworker at the office. Without the city’s legendary comedy scene, the names Bill Murray and Tina Fey might be utterly irrelevant.As a learning ground for some of the most renowned comedians in popular culture, Chicago has achiev...

“The Second City That Never Sleeps: 24 Hours” is an annual benefit show at The Second City Theater, 1608 N. Wells St., featuring famous musical and comedic performers.

Sleepless in The Second City

December 8, 2014

Comedy is a 24-hour job for The Second City, Chicago’s famous sketch theater at 1608 N. Wells St. This has rarely been more true for the comedy institution than with its annual star-packed benefit sh...

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