Second City, Chicago's legendary sketch-based improv troupe, has launched the careers of hundreds of comedians since it first opened in 1959. Today, the Old Town theater continues to prompt guffaws with daily performances by the next generation of John Belushis, Steve Carells, and Tina Feys. The troupe's iconoclastic sketches tackle contemporary and previously contemporary issues often centered on Chicago. At night, guests pack the house in cabaret-style seating as cocktail waitresses weave throughout the crowd to deliver drinks and snacks. Throughout its training centers in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Toronto, Second City fortifies the funny bones of 13,000 aspiring actors, improvisers, and extemporaneous soapbox speakers every year.