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Second City Comedy Club

Chicago, IL, United States
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I finally made it to the famous Second City comedy show at their theater in Chicago recently. This theater group has been training and churning out world famous comedians for decades now, including several Saturday Night Live stars. They still put on multiple live shows at their Chicago location each week (as well as touring companies and Toronto and Hollywood locations). The show I saw was pretty typical, containing dozens of short sketches, one right after another, nearly all of them hilarious. Most of the show was scripted, but there were a couple bits where they interacted with the audience and did some improvisation, and these really showcased the brilliance of the cast. Second City is in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago which is a great place to get a bite to eat or a drink after the show.
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Bars and nightlife

Corcoran's Grill & Pub
An Irish pub style bar right across the street from Second City
UP Comedy Club
Another comedy club in this same Old Town district of Chicago
Zanies Comedy Night Club
A good place to catch a stand up comedy act
The Second City
The Second City
A great place to watch a hilarious comedy show and it has been here for decades

For kids

Lincoln Park Zoo
The zoo has free admission and is a pretty nice zoo to visit

Points of interest

Chicago History Museum
You can learn about this history of Chicago with a visit here
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
A good nature museum in the middle of the city, just off Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park
The Second City is just a few blocks away from this really nice urban park

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