From the most influential and prolific comedy empire in the world comes an all-new electrifying live revue.
It all started with children’s games. Rooted in the groundbreaking improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and a comedy revolution began. Co-founded by Spolin’s son, Paul Sills, along with Howard Alk and Bernie Sahlins, The Second City was experimental and unconventional in its approach to both theater and comedy. Almost immediately, alumni of The Second City— including Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Fred Willard, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, and John Belushi— launched the theater into the international spotlight.
In 1976, Second City launched “SCTV,” which has been hailed as one of the greatest sketch comedy series of all time. The two-time Emmy winner featured an all-star cast made up of Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty, and Rick Moranis. In addition to its stages, Second City Touring Companies perform electrifying revues and original productions across North America and abroad. We hope you enjoy the show…after all, it’s been almost 60 years in the making.
Masks are required inside the Pavilion.
Light snacks and drinks are available for purchase and must be consumed outside the Pavilion.