Audiences from around the globe know that Chicago is the place to go for world-class comedy improv. Let your groups in on the jokes at these great spots.

Odds are good that your clients already know about The Second City and the smart, funny social and political satire it serves up every night of the week. But they may be stunned to learn how many of their favorite comedians - such names as Aykroyd, Belushi, Carell, Colbert, Murray, Sedaris, and countless others - launched their careers at this legendary spot just north of downtown.

Groups of 16 or more enjoy ticket flexibility (and no taxes or service fees), group seating, full-service bar and wait staff, and more. Find comprehensive group info here. Or contact Tiffany Smith at 312.664.4032 or for details, including how your group can start the evening with a pre-show reception. And be sure to ask her about private performances at the theater and about dinner-and-show packages with a wide variety of restaurants for groups of all sizes.

Shows contain adult content and language (the equivalent, Second City says, of a PG-13 movie) and - although anyone 10 or older is allowed into the theater - are more appropriate for guests at least age 13. Minors attending 11 PM shows must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Improv gets competitive at ComedySportz Theatre. At this Lakeview neighborhood spot, the ensemble splits into two teams to participate in an action-packed battle of wits and improvise sketches using suggestions from your clients in the audience.

Get group info here and in this Group Leader Guide. And to discover how the ComedySportz team can entertain or lead your groups in creative training workshops any time and at any place in the world, click here.

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