The Second City's
Laughing Matters Tour
March 20 – 23, 2013
Legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City, returns with their Laughing Matters Tour, featuring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from the company’s 53-year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure, having launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. Now comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest, delivering an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation. Whether it’s ripped from the morning headlines or a classic gem from their archives, The Second City is always a laugh out loud hit.
This exciting show takes place in a specially-designed cabaret space in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Created by the Playhouse's scene shop artisans for the theatre's 2011 and 2012 Galas, this unique cabaret-style space features multi-level platforms, custom banquettes, as well as a full array of beverages for purchase.
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The Second City Touring Company
A Chicago landmark and a national treasure, The Second City celebrates more than 50 years of cutting edge satiric revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. The company’s celebrated alumni include Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Martin Short, among many others. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends.
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Press and Reviews for Second City's Laughing Matters Tour
“A Comedy Empire”
> The New York Times
> Toronto Star
“A Comedy Powerhouse”
> Chicago Tribune
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Cabaret-Style Theatre
Wed, March 20, 8:00 pm
Thu, March 21, 8:00 pm
Fri, March 22, 5:30 pm (Just added!)
Fri, March 22, 8:00 pm
Sat, March 23, 2:00 pm (Just added!)
Sat, March 23, 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Premium Lounge: $55 ($65 on 3/22 at 5:30 pm and 3/23 at 2:00 pm)
Premium Cocktail: $50 ($55 on 3/22 at 5:30 pm and 3/23 at 2:00 pm)
Lounge: $45* ($55 on 3/22 at 5:30 pm and 3/23 at 2:00 pm)
Cocktail: $40* ($45 on 3/22 at 5:30 pm and 3/23 at 2:00 pm)
Balcony: $30** ($40 on 3/22 at 5:30 pm and 3/23 at 2:00 pm)
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Unique Cabaret-style space features a 1920s “supper club” atmosphere, with multi-level platforms and custom banquettes.
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*Lounge and Cocktail tickets are table only.
** All balcony is general admission.
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