UP COMEDY CLUB
The Second City opened its doors on a cold December night in 1959 and its Mainstage quickly became a hotbed for cutting edge satire and comedy. With the addition of the e.t.c. theatre in 1982, Second City's reputation was cemented as the industry leader in improv and sketch comedy.
Opened in January of 2012, UP Comedy Club continues The Second City's 55-year tradition of providing world-wide audiences with Chicago's best comedy. UP Comedy Club is dedicated to producing and presenting a diverse array of comedic performers and formats which include stand-up, sketch, improv, podcasts and other entertainment that is smart, funny and provocative.
The cabaret-style club boasts state of the art audiovisual capabilities in an intimate room with seating for 285 people with a full service kitchen and bar with a no drink minimum.
Tickets can be purchased over the phone at (312) 662-4562 or online.
Returning after for sold out runs at UP in 2015, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment returns for a prime time run February 4 - May 29, 2016.
IMPROV & SKETCH SHOWS
As a sister theater to The Second City's two resident stages, UP hosts numerous sketch and improv shows. Many shows will include some of your favorite scenes from previous Second City performances and some also include brand new material. You never know!
NBC Universal and Second City have partnered in their 2nd annual comedy fest featuring some of the country's best, emerging voices in stand up, sketch and improv. Hosted by celebrity headliners and attended by
casting execs from around the world, this two night fest is busting with laughter.
UP Comedy Club Box Office
230 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Box Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 10am-9pm
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UP Comedy Club has a nightclub atmosphere and alcohol is served. Our shows contain adult content and language. Most of our shows are the equivalent of an R-rated movie. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when coming to the 11pm shows due to Chicago curfew laws. Please note we're not able to admit anyone under the age of 10. UP Comedy Club is best for savvy teen and adult audiences.
If you require special seating or accommodations (wheelchair-bound, hearing impaired, or visually impaired) please contact our box office at (312) 662-4562 to ensure the best service.
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