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Price: Free, but donations accepted for The Second City Alumni Fund
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The Second City offers free improv and sketch content online during the COVID-19 shutdown, beginning Thursday, April 2 with Improv House Party, in which "co-quarantined pairs convene digitally to improvise their hearts out in this wild west of comedy streaming live from everyone's bunker." That show is available via Zoom; for subsequent performances, check in with the Second City Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts, or the Second City website. New episodes are available Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7 PM CST. The other free shows include The Really Awesome Improv Show, styled similarly to Whose Line Is It Anyway?", every Thursday at 1 PM CST and The Last Show Left on Earth, a half-hour sketch and variety show coproduced by the Second City and Topic, which will be releasing new episodes weekly featuring comedy and music artists such as Jack McBrayer, Jeff Tweedy of Wilso, and Fred Willard. The Second City also offers online classes for varying rates during the shutdown.

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