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The Second City Takes on American Politics—Hilarity Ensues: Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno Blends Silly & Smart

Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno

The Second City's 41st e.t.c. revue — Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno — has a mouthful of a title, paired with a belly full of laughs. The e.t.c. stage, known for its edgier, more Chicago-themed sketch revues, keeps to its reputation, housing two hours of non-stop, goofball, slap-your-thighs laughter with its newest comedy show.

4 Reasons to See This Comedy Revue on The Second City Mainstage

The Winner…of Our Discontent

Comedy powerhouse The Second City has a brand new Mainstage revue, its 105th to be exact, and this one truly slays. Not only does The Winner...of Our Discontent make you laugh, but it makes you think, and it makes you feel, and it opens your eyes.

4 Chicago Comedy Shows That Will Having You Laughing All Year Long


The comedy scene in Chicago is huge. In fact, you can see shows live seven nights a week all over the city. Many of them come and go, but these four Chicago comedy staples always entertain, no matter when—and how often—you drop in for a show.

Get Nostalgic With Your "FRIENDS" at this Must-See Musical Parody

FRIENDS: The One Where They Sing!

90s nostalgia comes full force in FRIENDS: The One Where They Sing! (The Unauthorized Musical Parody). There were ten seasons of the hit TV show — if you've burned through all 236 episodes on Netflix already, bravo — but this show focuses on the season that stole our hearts: season one. See this 90-minute musical comedy (featuring an all-Chicago cast) now at the MCL Chicago stage.

Afro-Futurism Transports The Second City To Another Dimension

The Second City presents Afro-Futurism

The legendary Chicago comedy destination, The Second City, gets an entertaining dose of social and political commentary with the satirical revue, Afro-Futurism. Combining stand-up, sketch, music and performance, the production offers a multi-faceted view of the African-American perspective.

What’s New with The Second City: The Most Prolific Comedy Theatre in the World Debuts New Shows & Spaces

The Second City Training Center

Chicago's top sketch comedy theater has a brand new show, is bringing back a mega hit this summer, and went through quite the makeover in 2016. Here's what's new with The Second City...

Theater + Live Action Gaming: You’re the Hero in "The Last Defender"

The Last DefenderYou may have heard of those experiences in Chicago where you get locked in a room with people and you have to find your way out in an hour. You may be thinking "Umm... locked in a room with people I DON'T KNOW for an hour and I can't get out? No thanks. Biyeeee!" I get it, especially if they're scary ones with zombies, or you're with someone who is just the worst. However, The House Theatre of Chicago has come up with such a cool and unique

This Weekend's Comedy Exposition 2015 Will Have You in Stitches

The Comedy Exposition

You won't be able to swing a cat this weekend without beaning a comic. Close to 70 comedians will fan out across Lakeview, Wicker Park and Old Town as part of The Comedy Exposition, running Friday, July 10 through Sunday July 12.

Three Comedy Shows to See This Week

Kyle Kinane Benefit

This week Chicago is getting double doses of Kyle Kinane as well as a number of other great shows. Here's what you're in for this week.

Three Must-See Comedy Events This Week

Cook County Social Club

This is another big week in Chicago comedy. This week I'm suggesting the solo showcase at The Public House Theatre, Cook County Social Club's revival at iO and the brand-spankin' new stand-up festival, The Comedy Exposition, happening this weekend. I don't ever want to hear you say you're bored ... way too many laughs to be had.

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