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Get ready to laugh! World renowned comedy and theater troupe The Second City brings a “Cure for the Common Comedy” to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. This September, see the Second City in two hilarious nights of improv comedy. Learn more about this staple improv troupe below before seeing the Second City live!

The Legendary Second City

Founded in 1959 by Paul Sills, along with Howard Alk and Bernie Sahlins, The Second City
was experimental and unconventional in its approach to both theatre and comedy. By the 1980’s, The Second City had become much more than a small cabaret theater on Chicago’s north side. Since then, The Second City has continued to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry. From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey – The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium.

The Cast of Characters

The Second City’s “A Cure for the Common Comedy” features up-and-coming improv performers Adam Archer, Danny Catlow, Alison Gates, Eve Krueger, Greg Ott, and Lauren Walker. Each comedian has spent many years in the Chicago improv scene, performing at venues like the Annoyance. These veteran performers are sure to have audiences roaring with laughter! Don’t miss out on the chance to see these young comedians before they’re stars.

Two Gut-Busting Improv Shows

This September, Fort Myers guests are invited to two nights of improv from the Second City! On Friday, September 29th and 30th, see the Second City’s “Cure for the Common Comedy.” Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny​,​ The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest. Don’t miss the most uproarious events of the season! Click here for tickets to Friday and Saturday’s shows.