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Second City
13 May 2013
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Second City

Laugh until you can breathe at the legendary Second City, the famed comedy club in Toronto where the world's funniest comedians got their hilarious starts – from Martin Short to Mike Myers. Originally opened in Chicago, Second City's sister-theatre in Canada opened in 1973 and is the creator of SCTV, one of the greatest sketch comedy series of all time with an all-star cast that included Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Dave Thomas.

If you're in Toronto and need some comic relief, enjoy an evening of side-slapping fun at Second City. This infamous stage presents the hottest comedy acts from the US and Canada, and a wild line-up of sketch comedy and improvisation shows. On stage now is The Meme-ing of Life, The Second City Improv All Stars, and The Best of Second City.

It's better to laugh after a tasty meal. The Second City offers pre-show dinner packages with nearby restaurants, including the famous Wayne Gretzky's Toronto. With direct access to the theater, Wayne Gretzky's offers reserved seating for Second City ticket holders and wonderful prix fix menus.

Think you're funny? Drawing upon the groundbreaking creativity of Second City and the iconic performers who have played its stages, The Second City Training Centre is the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world.

You can get tickets for upcoming shows at

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