The Second City

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The Second City is an improvisation comedy group. It is best known as the first ever on-going improvisational theater troupe based in Chicago. It also has programs that run out of Toronto and Los Angeles. The Second City Theatre opened on December 16, 1959, and has become one of the most well known comedy theatres in the world.[1] It was founded by Bernard Sahlins and co-founded by Paul Sills and Barbara Harris.

The Second City has made television programs in both Canada and the United States, including SCTV, Second City Presents, and Next Comedy Legend. Many famous comedians began their careers at Second City such as Bill Murray, John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Aidy Bryant among many others.[2][3]

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  1. Christiansen, Richard (2004). Grossman, James R.; Keating, Ann Durkin; Reiff, Janice L. (eds.). Second City Theatre. The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago Historical Society. p. 744. ISBN 0-226-31015-9. Retrieved March 7, 2008.
  2. "Leadership - The Second City".
  3. "Ellie Reed Cast In Netflix Comedy Series 'Girlboss', Signs With CAA". deadline.com. 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2017-05-03.