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Second City

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51 Mercer St
Toronto, ON  M5V 1H2

(416) 343-0011

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November 06, 2013

The World's Premier Comedy Theatre Performances on stage nightly by Toronto's acclaimed, award-winning improv & sketch comedy troupe

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March 13, 2013

The Second City is renown as the world's premier comedy theatre, with critically-acclaimed live improv and sketch comedy shows on stage every night. Located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, The Second City's intimate cabaret theatre offers table service of a affordable bar and food menu, as well as pre-show dinner packages. Enjoy a night of laughs and up-to-the-minute satire... more

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November 18, 2011

Jimmy asks Martin about some of his career moments, including his role in "Clifford," and Martin talks about his friendship with Steve Martin and Catholicism in California. Part 1 of 2.

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January 24, 2010

Enjoy the latest performance of cutting edge comedy combined with songs & improv that's sure to keep you laughing all the way home. Every night is topped off with a free on-the-spot improv set open to the public. The theatre is fully licensed with Dinner & Hotel packages available. Best entertainment value in Toronto!

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4.5 star rating
TheProfessor January 30, 2012
drinks and laughs

what else do you want? this place is fun

4.5 star rating
Jenna Lynn November 30, 2010
Funny and Entertaining

I went to a show here once and I had a great time. It was funny, entertaining and I had a blast. If you are looking for something fun and out of the ordinary to do, check this place out!

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English
November 12, 2013

The "stars of tomorrow" provide "lots of laughter" at this "fab comedy club" in the Entertainment District, an outpost of the renowned Chicago-based improv company; though a few think it "needs a bigger space" than the simple studio with "cosy" cabaret-style seating, "helpful" service, "hilarious" talent and "reasonable" prices add up to an "all-around great time."

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4.5 star rating
Fun night, talented troupe
August 02, 2014

The troupe of six actors were very entertaining. There was a definite slant toward Toronto activities/personalities/traditions, so for those of us not from Toronto, we didn't get all of it. We laughed out loud a few times, but I wouldn't describe this as hilarious. it was clever, cute, and very much like watching an episode of Saturday night live, except... more

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4.5 star rating
Must see
July 14, 2014

My husband and I went to the sixteen scandals show and had an absolute blast. The performance was amazing, they did such as great job. We had a good view even from the back and also received great table service. Can't wait to go back!

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4.5 star rating
Good Laughs
June 18, 2014

Seen Second City before. This was the best. They had a lot of fun with the Mayor. Lasted longer than expected. Got my moneys worth

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4.5 star rating
A Toronto institution
May 28, 2014

It's a must to go for some ribs and enjoy a show. Great for a date and the quality of the food as well as the show is excellent. Always a good option, when looking for things to do do on a Thursday/Wednesday/Friday night!

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4.5 star rating
Always a good time at SST
May 27, 2014

Enjoyed the first show on a Friday night while visiting Toronto and SST did not disappoint. Excellent cast, skits, improv. They struck a nice chord (funny and cutting edge without going over and being offensive). Made for a great evening with friends. Highly recommend (and don't forget to tip the wait staff--- they're marvelous too!)

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4.5 star rating
Always a good time
May 27, 2014

If you are in Toronto and looking for some good laughs, I HIGHLY recommend seeing a show at Second City. They are always running comedy shows and it's a great way to get out and enjoy some of the local talent.

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4.5 star rating
Great, Funny Show
May 24, 2014

The show was much more than I expected. I wasnt expecting it to be as funny as it was.
I can say that there was nothing that I can say was negative.
Location was great. Close to all kinds of restaurants, and the highway.
I look forward to seeing another show soon.
I would recommend this show to anyone that... more

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4.5 star rating
not funny
May 21, 2014

We were disappointed with this show. We are from Australia and possibily did not get the humour, maybe the humour relates to either Toronto or Canada so we did not get it. Maybe ok for locals but would not recommend for foreigners.

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4.5 star rating
Enjoyable evening. Not sure I needed to pay extra for reserved seats
May 19, 2014

So it was a very funny revue..even though as an American I didn't get all the local references that were prevalent mainly in the first couple scenes. The actors/comedians are all very talented and the writing very creative. Lots of laughs all through the night.
It was pricey..$189 for 3 for seats..but, I'm not sure you would need to spend... more

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4.5 star rating
Canadians are funny
May 16, 2014

Maybe it's the long winters, or the fact that they're treated on par with people from drug-smuggling nations when it comes to immigrating south, but Canadians have a wicked sense of irony ... when they're funny. When they're dead earnest, they're also funny ... in part because you feel like you're on the set of Fargo (weather and all). All... more

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4.5 star rating
Mother and Daughter enjoyable evening
May 16, 2014

As a visitor to Canada I was very pleased with this sophisticated and enjoyable event. The humour was good and though the event a little crowded it was nice to enjoy a drink at our table during the show. I would strongly recommend this to visitors to Toronto

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4.5 star rating
Fun night, met expectations, would go again
May 16, 2014

First time at SecondCity and we had fun. The performers were very talented and we laughed a lot. Beware of language as expected a bit risqué, but nothing that we didn't expect going in. A great idea to go out for dinner and then the early show for a nice evening out. They announced free improv was at 11:45 for... more

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4.5 star rating
Fun night with laughs
May 01, 2014

The performers are amazing, the venue is old and cramped, so get there early to secure a decent seat. Sit back and enjoy a drink and a laugh at the expense of Torontonians!!

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4.5 star rating
Good entertainment
April 30, 2014

Except for the fact that your seating is sandwiched in like sardines, this is a fun evening out. The show, was Sixteen Scandals and the performers were super talented. At the end, they did 15 minutes of improv. Light bar menu and drinks, complete this fun evening. Second City is a few minute walk from the Residence Inn and other... more

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4.5 star rating
Not funny
April 27, 2014

I had high expectations coming to this comedy club, given the long history of greats and was very disappointed. I thought I'd be laughing myself to death and I wasn't. The show was "sixteen scandals". The material just didn't strike me as funny, another in my party thought it was very funny. Material was definitely for mature audiences. Using foul... more

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4.5 star rating
Live Comedy at its BEST
April 26, 2014

This is a wonderful way to spend your evening in Toronto. There are set-pieces as well as stand-up. This was where some of today's best international comics started their careers.

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4.5 star rating
Couldn't stop laughing
April 26, 2014

A group of us went to the Sixteen Scandals show for a birthday evening and the comedy was hilarious! I couldn't stop laughing! I think they serve food but coming from dinner we just ordered drinks. I definitely recommend this show to anyone.

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4.5 star rating
Fun night
April 22, 2014

Fun thing to do for a change. Very talented performers and they really try to make sure you enjoy the evening.

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4.5 star rating
Great Comedy Night
April 21, 2014

My husband and I went to see "Sixteen Scandals" and it was pretty darn funny! I have been before as well and every time I go I always have a great time. If you need a night out to release some stress and just laugh your pants off - you gotta go here! Besides, this is where all the "greats"... more

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4.5 star rating
Great show
April 17, 2014

Awesome night out with my wife and an other couple. Went to Wayne Gretzkys before hand to grab some drinks and supper. Then was able to simply walk thru the restaurant to second city. The show was great and the service was good. Can't wait to go back.

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4.5 star rating
Great show
April 16, 2014

Great intimate show. Funny, but some jokes were local so would be funnier to the locals. Seating was tight even on a Tuesday, but that also made for a great ambiance.

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4.5 star rating
Excellent, Will definitely return
April 06, 2014

Hilarious, definitely a great time!!
Four of us had many laughs and cant wait to return.
We reserved seats ahead of time, which I definitely suggest you do for your visit.

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4.5 star rating
Good night out
March 31, 2014

A fantastic night of comedy sketches, totally not what I was expecting, nevertheless brilliant. Would suggest omitting out the 'scared pilot sketch', as feel it was inappropriate with the current missing Maylasia flight and the sketch regarding 'being black', made the audience go very quiet and was uncomfortable watching..
The improvised bit at the end wasnt funny and confirmed that... more

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4.5 star rating
Terrific Sketch Comedy
March 30, 2014

Being at the Second City was awesome and the show was terrific. The comedy troop was excellent and, while we paid a little extra for reserved seating to get a great view, there's really no view that's bad. Plus, the wait staff was super friendly and made terrific drink recommendations. An absolute must for comedy fans!

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4.5 star rating
Just OK - was expecting so many more laughs
March 29, 2014

I was so excited to check out Second City - such an iconic venue, so many amazing comedic stars have cut their teeth on the stage.
We checked out their new show - Sixteen Scandals and left a little underwhelmed.
We did not get assigned seats, so would advise to get there early and have a drink before the show... more

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4.5 star rating
Get there Early
March 15, 2014

The show is always very good. Quite entertaining and always an excellent show. I always look forward to returning to 2nd city.
If I may suggest, arrive early. The seating is the 1 negative. It's quick cramped, and if you end up in the upper seating the view can be poor. Arriving early will maximize your chances of being seated... more

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4.5 star rating
Sixteen Scandles 5 stars
March 15, 2014

During our trip to Toronto we went to a few shows including Second City. Of all I think it was the best value for the money. Thankfully we are originally from Toronto and got the local references.
What talent!
Our teen children love it too.
Only wish it wasn't so rushed. Would be nice to socialize more with friends before... more

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4.5 star rating
This Place Never Disappoints
March 06, 2014

Was here recently and their form of comedy has been around for years. Last time I was to this place was in 1980 at a different place plus John Candy was on the stage. No wonder SNL has a good recruiting ground for their comedy type people as Second City is certainly the proving ground to learn this trade. Shows... more

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4.5 star rating
Cosy comedy club
March 03, 2014

We caught a show on a Friday evening and it was great. Don't be surprised to share a table with your fellow audience but that adds to the ambience. Table service throughout from very friendly waiters. Would recommend for an alternative night out.

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4.5 star rating
Great evening out
March 02, 2014

My husband and I had a fantastic time at the "Best of" show they put on on a Saturday evening. We read up online and purchased tickets about a month before the show and made sure we arrived about 45 minutes before the show start time to make sure we got decent seats.
The show was outstanding! We were both... more

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4.5 star rating
What a Hoot
February 28, 2014

This comedy group is irreverant and super fun! The talent was impressive even when we were lacking the relevant background to Toronto. The service was efficient and friendly, the cast creative and talented.

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4.5 star rating
Lots of fun and laughs
February 27, 2014

This place does different sketch comedy shows based on so how funny it is varies can depend on the material being presented. I have been here on a few occasions however and always thoroughly enjoyed myself. I also like the atmosphere here a lot more than up at that "Yuk Yuks" comedy club.

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4.5 star rating
Good laughs for students
February 26, 2014

I've been there twice now, once for The Memeing of Life and the second for We can be Heroes. Super funny, great cast. Love the student discount.

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4.5 star rating
Worth every dollar
February 25, 2014

I have been to second city in Toronto three times and I hope to go again. I literally was laughing out loud the whole time. We got great seats at the front every time. There chairs are a little close together but it isn't a huge issue. You can order drinks from your seat which is awesome. If you like... more

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4.5 star rating
One of the best shows I've seen! Fantastic night
February 12, 2014

We went to see "We Can Be Heroes" in October of last year, but I felt compelled to write this review even four months later. The show was hilarious! The cast was very engaging and got the audience involved. It was a fair mix of songs/dialogues and despite being a cast of only five, I lost count of the number... more

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4.5 star rating
Have a good laugh
February 02, 2014

Very entertaining, especially the improv. Boy are these folks quick ! Enjoyed lovely dinner next door at Gretzky's before the show.

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4.5 star rating
Okay show, deplorable accessibility. Will not go again
January 27, 2014

My boyfriend brought me here on a date. We saw "Slap Shot". Show was okay, not very funny. I'd read several reviews and was expecting a great time with lots of laughs. I was bored and distracted most of the time.
The accessibility here is awful: that is to say, there is none. We called in advance, and were told... more

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4.5 star rating
Great for a night of laughs
January 25, 2014

First time going to a comedy club before. Didn't know what to expect. We went for the "We Can Be Heroes" show. I haven't laughed so hard in my life. It was hilarious. The actors/actresses were awesome. At the end of the later show they have an improv where they might ask a few audience members some questions and create... more

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4.5 star rating
Viciously funny
January 23, 2014

Some really brave people took the stage and risked just about everything they had to try and make us laugh. It worked, and I'll be back when I can.

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4.5 star rating
Talent good - wish they wouldn't squeeze you into a table
January 22, 2014

Went to Second City with my husband on our anniversary trip. The show was good, but the way they squeeze you in made it a little uncomfortable. We had no room to move and felt like we were intruding on the other couple if we used the table. Not sure how you can fix this, but it did affect my... more

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4.5 star rating
Wasn't what I expected
January 21, 2014

Have to admit, we went to SC for a special occasion, THINKING it was a regular comedy club. It was only after the sketches, when I realized no solo comedians would be appearing that night. I was later told Yuk Yuk's was the kind of place we were looking for.
Unfortunately, I just didn't find the sketch comedy very funny.... more

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4.5 star rating
Har Har
January 20, 2014

An awesome show. Though you're sat at a table with strangers if you book as a couple, the show was still great with some really good talent. Enjoyed every minute of it!

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4.5 star rating
Lots of Laughs
January 20, 2014

We went to our first Second City show this past weekend, and it definitely won't be our last. We had an awesome time! The cast are a very talented group of people that had us laughing from start to finish. We paid a bit extra and had the reserved premium seats - well worth the extra cost. The servers are... more

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4.5 star rating
Wonderfully fun time
January 19, 2014

So glad we went to Second City while visiting Toronto! No wonder NYC comes calling for these comedians. They were very entertaining and the show was loads of fun.

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4.5 star rating
In stitches
January 15, 2014

Funny, smart, sharp, edgy, current. Such talented comedians. A pleasure. Decent drinks, friendly service.

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4.5 star rating
We loved it
January 10, 2014

I'd never been to a sketch comedy show before, so I didn't know what to expect. Four of us went and we were laughing from beginning to end! The comedians were all great and having a lot of fun throughout the show. It's an affordable night out too!

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4.5 star rating
it just wasn't funny
January 04, 2014

Maybe it's because I'm a tourist and not a native canadian but tonight's show just wasn't funny. A number of people left half way through...whilst the improv at the end was OK the main show/sketches raised little by way of laughter....maybe Yuk Yuks would have been a better bet?

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4.5 star rating
Awesome Fun
December 30, 2013

This was our highlight of our trip to Toronto. Very funny, reasonably priced. You get a long show for your money, and even some improv after. Highly recommend going to Second City!

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4.5 star rating
Funny and affordable
December 27, 2013

Great show, very funny!!! Excellent value. Highly recommend for a fun night out. The improv is a very fun aspect of the show. The comedians make an effort to involve the audience, but not in an offensive and insulting way. Go and check it out!

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4.5 star rating
We Can Be Heroes
December 10, 2013

My husband and I went to Second City while in Toronto and loved it! We saw the "We Can Be Heroes" show and thought it was both a fun and hilarious. Our server was also very nice and attentive, even though he was very busy. I'd definitely go back again!

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4.5 star rating
December 31, 2006

As a frequent visitor to Toronto, I always overlooked going to Second City because it seemed a little too touristy. However, when I attended a Saturday night show, I had a blast! The comedians brought tears to my eyes, they were so funny! After the show was over, we stayed longer for an improv set that was equally impressive. Aside from the steep prices that you would incur at any comedy club,... more

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4.5 star rating
December 31, 2006

shows here are great. Incredible improv and sketch comedy. 0% down, 100% screwed was one of the funniest shows i've ever seen. It hurt to laugh after a while ahaha
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4.5 star rating
The Second City
December 02, 2003

The Second City Toronto is Ontario's outpost of the venerable Second City comedy troupe.

Second City Toronto has given rise to some of the best comedians of the past generation -- need a list? Ever heard of Mike Myers? John Candy? Martin Short? Dan Aykroyd? Gilda Radner? Eugene Levy? Rick Moranis? Ryan Stiles? Colin Mochrie? Or the television show SCTV for that matter? You have this club to... more

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4.5 star rating
The Second City Theatre
May 15, 2002

Trying to come up with something "Toronto" to do, we chose to see a show at Second City, the home of alumni such as Gilda Radner, Martin Short, John Candy, Dan Ackroyd, and Mike Myers. Although known for its improv comedy, the show we saw was more sketch comedy, like that seen on Saturday Night Live. They did inform us that they do an improv show at 12:30 pm, however - and there is no charge... more

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October 17, 2010

What do Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Mike Myers, and Gilda Radner have in common? Aside from being great comedians, they all got their start at The Second City in the Old Fire Hall. The club has since moved to where the action is, near Blue Jays Way, north of the Rogers Centre, but the impromptu wit and cutting satire are still intact. And don't miss the post-show improvement when audience... more

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January 24, 2010

Before opening on Mercer Street, Second City was at the Old Fire Hall on Lombard Street. It was at the old location that people like Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Michael Myers, Catherine O'Hara, Gilda Radner, Martin Short and Dave Thomas jump started their careers. Other Second City alumni’s include Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrel, Rachel Dratch,... more

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January 15, 2010

This Canadian sibling of the famous Chicago comedy workshop is where many famous comedians (Dan Akroyd, Gilda Radner, Mike Meyers, John Candy, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short) started or continued their careers. The dinner theatre presents revues, comedy sketches and late-night improv sets. Dinner and show packages are available, and Leoni's Italian Kitchen serves up heaping portions of... more

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