Last night I saw a great show at The Second City Toronto! I had never seen a show at any of the three locations of The Second City but its influence has been felt in many places. Closest to me, is the similarity between The Second City-style and Improv Asylum in Boston. The show is largely sketch comedy, written using improv with some actual improv scenes sprinkled in.
During one of the improvised moments of the main show, I was selected as an audience member to get on stage, which is something that rarely happens these days (though I love shouting out suggestions). I was selected by a Tinder app (something that never happens) to spend some time with a few cougars (another thing that never happens).
After the main show was over, the performers came back out and improvised for about 30 minutes (admittedly to help come up with and home sketch ideas). In all, with two intermissions, the show was about two and a half hours. I doubt the shows are always this long, they said they were gearing up for a new main stage show and were probably making up for quality with quantity. Typing that feels crazy because the show was so good that I can’t believe it was a warm up to something better.
Tickets were a little pricey but that has come to be expected from my trip to Toronto. The venue was nice and big with table service and some light food options.
I’ve written in this blog for 348 days and as far as I can recall, have never written a post about beer! I do enjoy beer and writing in the