The Second City

Improv comedy at its finest!

 The hysterical comedy group and Lake Placid favorite returns to the LPCA Stage.

An old Chinese laundry might be an odd place to start a comedy theater, but even in 1959 The Second City did things their own way. Over the next 50 years The Second City has established what the New York Times called "A Comedy Empire."

Just a few short years after The Second City launched in Chicago, the theatre formed Touring Companies that began performing all over North America at theatres, clubs, colleges and performing arts centers. This became the model for developing the comedic talent that would grace the Chicago and Toronto resident stages of The Second City and often onto movies and television shows like Saturday Night Live

Many of the comedy world's best and brightest have gotten their start performing everywhere from Peoria to Portland and Vegas to Vienna. Some of The Second City's alumni include: Alan Arkin, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Chris Farley, Jane Lynch, Mike Myers, Jack McBrayer, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Jason Sudekis and Steve Carell. 

Drawing from the vast archives of material, the Touring Company produces a two-act review of The Second City's celebrated brand of topical sketch comedy, hilarious songs and on the spot improvisation that changes with every performance. An evening with The Second City provides audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, a night of cutting edge comedy and an unforgettable experience. 

Friday 9/16/2022
In Advance: $30
At Door: $35
New York State Council on the Arts

LPCA programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

The Arts Center is the home of the Lake Placid School of Ballet, LPCA Children's Theatre, Community Theatre Players, as well as the Summer home of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

Upcoming Events
09/26/22 - 06:30pm to 08:00pm

In-Person Class With Maxwell Starr

09/27/22 - 06:30pm to 08:30pm

In-Person Class with Joe Conto

09/28/22 - 06:00pm to 07:30pm

Online Class with Thom Williams

09/29/22 - 06:00pm to 07:30pm

Online Class with Thom Williams

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