Second City Works

Speaker, L&D


Second City Works

Entertainment | Improv

After hundreds of thousands of years of research, the results are in: people like to laugh. Second City Works, an arm of the world-renown theatre group The Second City, helps create comedic and improv-based social learning at events, ceremonies, functions, bashes, galas, or any other synonym of the words “corporate gathering,” featuring many of the world’s top comedic entertainers and personalities. Their material is customized, relevant, and awesomely funny.

Whether it’s an interactive keynote speech or a comedy revue written just for you, Second City Works has been delivering the goods for years for companies such as Google, Scotiabank, RBC, BMO, CIBC, TD, Dupont, Procter & Gamble, Nike, Sun Life, Pepsi, Wal-mart, Starbucks, eBay, Kraft, Hilton Hotels, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and hundreds more.

Second City introduced the world to Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Steve Carell. As hundreds of clients will attest, to guarantee a rave review, hire Second City Works.


Entertainment: Based On Your Company

Be the hero.

Every company has a story, and every story has a hero. When you hire Second City Works, they’ll put your group front and centre as the hero of their story, co-creating a custom-built comedy show.

Their team of professional writers and performers, along with a production team, will work with you to deliver an incredibly memorable show that’s sure to keep your audience rolling in the aisles. They’ll hand select some of their favourite scenes from 50 years of entertaining audiences, stir-in some fast-paced improv games based on suggestions from the audience, and top it off with customized material based on hot topics in your organization and industry.

It’s a recipe that’s guaranteed to entertain – and in the end, you’ll be the star for bringing smiles to everyone’s faces!

Event Support: Death By Powerpoint

“Welcome back from lunch. Let’s continue with slide two-hundred and twenty-three zzzzzzzzzzzzz…”

Sound familiar?

PowerPoint presentations, product launches, and strategy rollouts are created and planned with the best of intentions. Trouble is, they’re usually boring. And to engage employees in today’s world of social learning and interactivity, the work is more demanding than ever before.

Second City Works can help. The business solutions division of the world famous comedy theatre will turn monologues into dialogues. They’ll find creative ways to bring your decks to real, actual life. They’ll help you honor your top performers, build excitement around your new initiatives, and make your executives look like superstars.

Whether they’re delivering a fast and interactive talk show to support communication and messaging, producing a hilarious audience-participatory game show to tee-up a product launch, or simply hosting the event in Conference Room B, they’ll support key themes and communication points with on-point comedy power.

You’ll start to wonder: “Why didn’t we do this before?”

Start To Say "Yes, And!"

Okay. You’re still here.

We all work for companies who require learning and ongoing professional development to keep us focused and competitive. Welcome to the world. As a planner of those programs, a big part of your job is to design coursework and sessions that activate thinking, collaboration, fresh ideas – and create new pathways and excitement to drive customer satisfaction.

Trouble is, we get busy with other things – and sometimes the most important things aren’t necessarily the most urgent.

Second City Communications can help. The business solutions division of the world famous comedy theatre actually teaches the tenets of the improvisational techniques that made them famous – and they tailor those best practices for the corporate environment, incorporate learning objectives and key topics on your agenda.
Well, isn’t that convenient.

Whether they’re facilitating a storytelling workshop to help make your executives and top sales reps better presenters and listeners or presenting an improv fundamentals workshop to your team members, they’ll share the secrets of long-term collaboration, creative ideation, free thinking, listening and – most of all – teambuilding.