The Second City: "Laughing Matters"

Every time The Second City touring company returns to the University of Missouri–St. Louis for its extremely popular annual show at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, a future legend could be onstage. 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 comedy troupe will perform, as part of its “Laughing Matters” tour, at 7 and 10 p.m. April 5 and 5 and 9 p.m. April 6 at the Touhill. Ticket are $35.

The Second City will also present a master class at 2 p.m. April 5 at the Touhill. Tickets are $20.

The Second City is famous for influencing the nation’s sense of humor through the popular movies and television that its graduates have created such as “The Colbert Report” and “30 Rock.” When the comedy troupe returns to the Touhill this spring, audience members will be treated to a cabaret-style performance seated at tables close to the stage with beverage service available.

With a celebrated tradition of launching the careers of the biggest names in comedy, a Second City performance is a don’t-miss event for those who want to say, “I saw her when …”

Call 314-516-4949 or visit to purchase tickets.



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