The Second City at 60

What do Martin Short, Gildna Radner, Bill Murray and Tina Fey have in common? They all studied at The Second City, the world’s most influential improv institution, which turns 60 this December. To celebrate the legacy of the talent that The Second City shepherded into all genres of comedy, we’ve curated a romp of a season with classic alumni films including Waiting for Guffman and Mean Girls, and a special The Best of Second City live show, which will inspire you to live by improv’s golden rule: ‘Yes, and…’

In This Series

Sunday, Dec 15
Monday, Dec 16
Tuesday, Dec 17
Friday, Dec 20
Saturday, Dec 21
Sunday, Dec 22
Wednesday, Dec 25
Sunday, Dec 29
Tuesday, Dec 31

Coming Up

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

John Cameron Mitchell is a (wo)man scorned in this witty, gender-bending rock opera cult classic.
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Uncle Buck

John Candy is the titular man–child in this salty-sweet John Hughes comedy classic.
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Love, Gilda

An insightful doc that charts the struggles, success and untimely death of improv legend Gilda Radner.
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Groundhog Day

Join Bill Murray as he spends the day in chilly Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, over and over again…
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Mean Girls

Writer, and The Second City alumni, Tina Fey dissects teenage social hierarchies in this biting comedy.
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Little Miss Sunshine

A dysfunctional family test fragile bonds in this darkly humorous, award-winning, road movie.
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Wayne's World

Two metalheads’ public access show goes primetime in Penelope Spheeris’ era-defining, comedy classic. Party on!
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Waiting for Guffman

A terrific ensemble cast are on top form in Christopher Guest’s outrageously funny mockumentary.
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Will Ferrell is Santa’s oversized helper in this hilarious and heartwarming NYC-set holiday charmer.
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Blues Brothers

Jake and Elwood embark on a madcap mission from God in this sprawling comedy classic.
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Strange Brew

The McKenzie brothers uncover a sinister plot at the town brewery in this Canadian comedy classic.
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A miniaturized Dennis Quaid is inadvertently injected into Martin Short’s body after a botched secret experiment.
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Young Frankenstein

The grandson of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein learns to embrace his inner weirdo in Mel Brooks’ comic masterpiece.
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