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The News* with Maggie Smith is a satirical news show filmed in Chicago. But more real. Sort of.

*not real news.

Like The Daily Show? Like Last Week Tonight? Then you'll love* this show. 

The News* with Maggie Smith is a satirical news show that is taped live at The Second City. The show dives into this week's politics and next week's problems. It's smart, biting, and sometimes not that smart. Check it out. 

Maggie Smith's credits include The Onion, Second City Theatricals, McSweeney's, and WCIU's The Jam.


The News* dives into the societal/political dangers of deepfakes -- AKA technology that uses artificial intelligence techniques to manipulate real people in videos. Also in this ep -- guest Ed Yohnka of the ACLU, Special Correspondent Brittany Bookbinder, and an iPod!

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Filmed Live at the Second City

The show is filmed monthly in front of a live audience that YOU can be a part of.  Tapings take place at The Second City, on the corner of Wells Street and North Avenue in Old Town.  Judy's Beat Lounge is located on the second floor.

$10 Standard // $8 College Student // $5 Training Center Student

Tickets are available through the Second City box office at TheSecondCity.com or 312-337-3992

Get $5 tickets with the code ASTERISK.

Upcoming Shows:

Wednesday, May 22, 8:30 PM // ON SALE NOW // Facebook event >>

Wednesday, June 19, 8:30 PM // On sale soon // Facebook event >>

Wednesday, July 17, 8:30 PM // On sale soon // Facebook event >>