The Second City returns to the College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center (MAC) just in time for the holidays with “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sweater” at 5 and 8 p.m., Saturday, December 7. 

​With the weather outside being frightful and all, it’s a good thing there will be laughter inside to make things delightful as comedy’s best and brightest roast the chestnuts out of all the things we lovingly loathe about the holiday season –  the office parties, too much time with relatives, drinking a bit too much and more. Audience suggestions are sure to add something unexpected but highly entertaining to each 90-minute performance.

The cast will feature Meghan Babbe, Kiley Fitzgerald, Evan Mills, George C. Owens, Jackie Southee, and Jordan Stafford – all who are also featured in The Second City’s upcoming November 22 touring performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Sara Stock will stage manage and  Jeff Strickland will helm music direction for the production. 

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sweater” is directed by Chicago native Jen Ellison and produced by Joe Ruffner. The company’s CEO and Executive Producer is Andrew Alexander.

The Second City has produced some of the most unforgettable satire and influential comedians of the last 60 years. The company continues to launch the careers of comedy superstars including Bill Murray, John and Jim Belushi, Mike Myers, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ryan Stiles, Horatio Sanz and Tim Meadows. Its pioneering methods have inspired mindsets and behaviors that lead to rapid innovation and incomparable content. Second City Works uses those same methods to create events, content and professional development programs that drive personal grown and organizational improvement. 

​“The Second City: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sweater,” comes to the McAninch Arts Center, located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage, Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $32-$46. For tickets and more information, visit or call 630.942.4000.

The Second City is Back with Satyrical Holiday Show, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sweater"

The Second City's "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sweater" (photo courtesy of The Second City Theatre).