The Second City

Angel Comedy is proud to be the UK home of The Second City, the world's premier school of improv.

Follow in the footsteps of Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, Steve Carrell, Mike Myers, to name just a few…



After the huge success of our Second City training courses in 2015 and 2016, we became the official home of The Second City in the UK, offering a full annual programme of Second City courses.


The Second City is the world’s premier school of comedy improv, whose illustrious alumni include Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, Steve Carrell and Mike Myers.


Tutors flew over from The Second City to work exclusively at Angel Comedy, providing students with the same level of training as at any of their other centres.

Our courses are fully accredited and recognised should you go on to train at The Second City in Chicago, Los Angeles or Toronto.


Unfortunately, classes are on hold currently whilst our exchange rate stabilises during the very real economic instability caused by the Brexit vote. If you would be interested in taking one of The Second City courses when they resume (or if you think you know how to make Brexit work), contact us on and we can make sure you’re amongst the first to be contacted.

In the meantime, we have Senior Faculty member, all round wonderful human being and one of the best improvisers we know, Lisa Merchant, coming over in May to give some short courses. As time is limited, these are not officially accredited, but they are a great way to learn about the Second City methods of improvising or for improving your craft as an improviser.