The Second City’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
The Second City has been performing sketch comedy in front of audiences for nearly 50 years, making it the standard by which comedy and improv in America is judged.
So many great talents have emerged from the ranks of The Second City’s many theaters over the years, it reads like a Who’s Who of contemporary American comedy. Some of The Second City’s most well-known alumni include: John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Steve Carrell and Stephen Colbert to name a few.
The Second City works with corporate groups to create a fun, interactive and unconventional approach to training and entertainment. Working with groups as small as four and as large as 18,000, The Second City has worked with the employees of over 400 Fortune 1000 companies.
As strange as it may seem, a bunch of comedy theater guys can help your organization, because they’ve combined their ingenious comic minds with some cagey marketing and learning experts, helping clients of all shapes and sizes do cool new things to get noticed, win audiences, develop their talent and build business.
Things are only funny when they’re true, and the truth is your organization could probably use some fresh thinking. Business moves fast…Improvise.
More About The Second City . . .
Are your events unique or predictable? Is content memorable or easily forgotten? Do your events generate excitement or a nap? The Second City has nearly 20 years of helping clients – literally hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies – stage successful, memorable and fun meetings. They’re experts at building a presentation that engages people, uses comedy to reveal truths and involves the audience in the show by “breaking the fourth wall.”
Improvisation is all about responding to change quickly and The Second City teaches you how. You’ll learn how to use key techniques of improvisation to successfully adjust and navigate through times of change and increase the ability to be flexible and adapt to change, respond to unexpected changes “in the moment” and create effective solutions to manage long-term changes.
Whether you’re a B2B, B2C, BBC or ACDC, The Second City can help. If you like baseball, think of them as your creative bullpen; if you like westerns, they’re your guns for hire; if you like romance novels, you’re out of luck, because you’d never want to see them with their shirts off.