Headquartered in Chicago, The Second City has been performing sketch comedy in front of audiences for 50 years, making it the standard by which comedy and improv in America is judged. So much talent has come from the ranks of the company's many theaters over the years that it reads like a who's who of contemporary American comedy. Some of our most well-known alumni are John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Steve Carrell and Stephen Colbert, to name a few. The work of Second City Works involves some 250 writers, actors, directors, stage managers, musical directors, instructors, program designers, editors and production crew. Every single year, we work with groups as small as 4 and as large as 18,000. We have worked with the employees of over 400 Fortune 1000 companies.

Second City Works offers: 

EVENT SUPPORT Let us bring your meeting content to life with: 

• Hilarious, clean, customized sketches 
• Interactive keynote addresses 
• Executive talk show panels 
• Fun, relevant indoor team building activities 
• Speech writing and presentation coaching 
• Professional emcees to add polish to your event 
• Custom Shows: one-act revues featuring custom written comedy specifically about your organization, mixed with archival sketches and improvisation 
• Best Of Second City Shows: high energy shows from our 50-year history, songs and monologues, as well as improvisation 
• Improv Shows: Improv is our bread and butter, and in our hilarious shows, your suggestions drive all the comedy. Perfect for smaller gatherings. 


Your options for corporate learning programs are numerous, but few companies offer the combination Second City Works brings: A 50-year old methodology and learning approach that cuts through the clutter to address pressing business needs. In addition to helping you hone important business skills, transfer organizational knowledge or bring your team closer together, our learning programs are fun and your people will come away energized. We're serious. Improvisation is our business, but business itself is often an act of improvisation. And the skills that make our actors successful on the stage are the same skills that can help your people succeed in their jobs. Skills such as:

• Listening effectively 
• Creating and innovating 
• Building successful teams 
• Presenting with credibility 
• Communicating with confidence 
• Adapting to change 
• Collaborative leadership