Improv comedians are a human breed originally formed from the tears of a vaudevillian and the psychoactive film on a tree frog's back. Breed your own comedy with today's deal: for $10, you get two tickets to an improv show at The Second City in Hollywood (a $20 value). Choose between two show options:
- The Really Awesome Improv Show
- The Second City Invitational
A powerhouse in the world of comedy, The Second City lives up to its half-century-old reputation by giving voice to quick-witted improv artists. During The Really Awesome Improv Show (Saturday daytime; showtimes vary), which is appropriate for fans of any age or blood type, guests drown in tears of mirth as seven cast members rotate through short improv games fed by the challenges and contributions of a giggling audience. Wednesday nights feature The Second City Invitational, a performance in which the host team of improvisers shares the stage with a visiting troupe, resulting in an hour of unpredictable comedic antics.
With alumni that include Bill Murray, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Steve Carrell, The Second City has been amassing its army of devastatingly funny superhumans from its Chicago headquarters since its founding in 1959. Call ahead to book your show.
- Right here, in our own backyard, Hollywood, the theater that has launched the careers of comic greats such as John Belushi, Mike Myers and Tina Fey, to name a few, premieres “The Really Awesome Improv Show,” with a most impressive, quick on their feet (and wit) troupe, sure to bring laughs and definitely live up to the show’s title. – Bonnie Priever, Tolucan Times
- I've seen a handful of shows here and I've enjoyed them all. – Matthew P., Yelp