Newmark Theatre

The Best of The Second City

On Friday, March 23, 2018, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more-- as well as their trademark improvisation. Come see where it all began during this special one-night engagement.

Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny​,​ The Second City is celebrating nearly sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest. 

Tickets for The Best of The Second City are $25.50 & $20.50 (plus fees) and can be purchased online through, at the Portland'5 Box Office and TicketsWest outlets, or by phone: 800-273-1530.


Arts For All tickets (if available; limited quantities) available starting at 5:30pm on the day of show at the Portland'5 Box Office.

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