4 Ways to do the World-Famous Second City

Concierges agree, this crown jewel of comedy is a must-do Chicago experience.

Headshot Wall at The Second City

Do the 4 p.m. Matinee

Come see where it all began by taking in a matinee performance of The Best of The Second City. From the comedy institution that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more comes the next generation of the world’s best sketch comedy and improvisation talent.

1059 Kitchen and Bar

Dinner and Drinks

Named for the year of Second City’s founding, 1959 Kitchen & Bar provides tempting pre- or post-show drinks and noshes.

Harold Ramis bust

Snap a Selfie with Egon

There’s no shortage of straight-to-Instagram-worthy memorabilia, but concierges are biased toward the bust of late Second City alum Harold Ramis. Fun fact: the bronze likeness made a cameo in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.

Make it a Double Feature

Find out why critics and comedy lovers are raving about the 106th Mainstage revue, Dream Freaks Fall from Space, by taking in the 8 p.m. or 11 p.m. performance.

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