UP Comedy Club, Chicago's premier Stand-Up and Comedy Cabaret Theater, is proud to announce its inaugural performance schedule. In addition to Up Comedy Club Presents... featuring the best in national and local Stand-Up talent, Second City Theatricals presents an eclectic line-up of shows for comedy connoisseurs of all ages. Preview performances are set to begin at UP Comedy Club (1608 N. Wells, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley) in December 2011. Tickets are now on sale at www.UPComedyClub.com.
Listed below is a complete schedule description of Second City Theatricals performances:
Up Comedy Club Presents
Up Comedy Club Presents... features the best Stand-Up talent in the country. Tickets are currently on sale for Orny Adams, Dov Davidoff and Gary Owen.
The Second City's History of Chicago
For over 50 years The Second City has been making fun of all things Chicago. From Ditka to Daley, Blago to the Bean - we have a civic history that is filled with characters and comedy. This show takes some of the absolute best material from the very first show in 1959 to the current revues on our stages right now to give audiences a hilarious history lesson of the Windy City.
Tickets $27.00; For ages 13 & up
Wednesday @ 7:30p
Thursday @ 1:30p
Saturday @ 2:30p
Sunday @ 1:00p
On Sundays, join us for a Chicago-style lunch featuring Lou Malnati's Pizza, Vienna Beef Hot Dogs and Eli's Cheesecake.
The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Show
Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue features a seasonal blend of hilarious scenes, songs and our trademark improvisation with a sprig of holiday mischief for a night of spirited fun. Funny, bright and completely original, Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows. From uneven gift exchanges with your clueless boyfriend to couples therapy with Joseph and Mary, Second City has your ticket to all that's ridiculous about this magical season.
Tickets $22.00; For ages 16 & up
Tuesday @ 7:30p
Sunday @ 4:30p
The Second City's Improv All-Stars
See Chicago's finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is highly interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.
Tickets $16.00; for ages 18 & up
Monday @ 8:30p
Improv Extravaganza Explosion!
It's playtime! The Second City's performers lace up their sneakers and reach deep into their imaginations to present Improv Extravaganza Explosion! It's an hour of interactive, family-friendly improvisation and sketch comedy where we pull ideas straight from the audience, and make it all up on the spot. The best part is that you never know what might happen!
Tickets $11.00; for ages 8 & up
Wednesday @ 11:00p
Saturday @ 11:00p
UP Comedy Club is located in the former Tony & Tina's Wedding space in Piper's Alley which also houses The Second City e.t.c. Theatre and The Second City Training Center campus. Designed by Ryan Nestor of Barker & Nestor, the new space is a classic cabaret-style club featuring a bar and restaurant component. Programming for UP Comedy Club will include stand-up comedians, alternative comedy, performances of Second City Theatrical productions, alumni shows, and improv shows and will never charge a drink minimum.
This new club hopes to be an a fresh new addition to the Chicago comedy community and will compliment the experience with Windy City culinary favorites like Lou Malnati's Pizza, Vienna Beef, and Eli's Cheesecake.
Tickets are now on sale at UPComedyClub.com.