Second City delays opening of UP
The laughs coming from Second City, the vaunted improv and sketch institution housed inside Piper's Alley in Old Town, are about to grow exponentially larger with the opening of the UP Comedy Club, its new stand-up and cabaret—but not quite yet. The new 280-seat theater was scheduled for a soft opening on November 23 with headliner Dov Davidoff and a grand opening December 1 featuring Brian Posehn, but has been delayed. Second City released the following statement this afternoon:
“Due to timeline issues with licensing, the press opening for UP Comedy Club has been postponed. Construction continues in the new space and should be completed at the beginning of December. We plan to begin performances the weekend of December 15 with featured stand-up comedian Orny Adams as well as previews for two brand new shows – The Second City’s History of Chicago and our new kids show, The Second City’s Improv Extravaganza Explosion. We will announce our Grand Opening Date as soon as we confirm details.”
Second City hopes for an early January grand opening party, but nothing is official yet.