Second City: Laughing Matters
Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theatre The Second City returns to the Touhill with Laughing Matters April 5 and 6 for four performances. Show times in the Lee Theater are Friday at 7 and 10 p.m. and Saturday at 5 and 9 p.m.
Named the country’s “Comedy Empire” by the New York Times, the Chicago-based improv group has a reputation for cultivating the next generation of comedic royalty with alumni including Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Steven Colbert.
The Second City’s trademark silliness and hilarious spontaneity will be on full display at its popular annual St. Louis performance. Laughing Matters features some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City’s 52-year history. Laughing Matters puts comedy first in a wickedly funny revue that skewers and celebrates in equal doses.
The Second City celebrates its iconic reputation of cutting-edge satiric sketches and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends.