The Second City
This Chicago institution is considered one of the most popular comedy clubs in the world. The Second City got its start with a group of young, driven University of Chicago students in 1959. Today, it is known for its hysterical sketch comedy and scathing political satire. With a growing number of performances and stages to choose from, audiences won’t be disappointed by the options Second City offers. The Mainstage and E.T.C. Stage shows are top-tier sketch comedies, though additional written pieces in the Up Comedy Club are sure to please. Many famous comedians got their start at Second City, including Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert, and these alums have been known to show up unexpectedly to play improv sets with the current cast. What could be more fun?