Anybody who knows comedy knows The Second City. This comedy theatre/talent incubator began in Chicago in 1959 and has hung around for more than half a century by nurturing some of the most well-known comic actors on the planet. The Toronto location of Second City is particularly notable thanks to alumni like Dan Aykroyd and Martin Short, so round up your pals and treat them to an evening of serious laughs on your next night out together. The sketch comedy collective produces a new two-hour show every season, packed with locals-only Toronto themed jokes and witty observations about the world. This season’s revue is entitled Sixteen Scandals, a side-splitting selection of skits, songs, and improv that’s already drawing raves, so you and your crew will get to experience some of the freshest material in town. Take a table near the stage and relax with a round of martinis and light bites as the show begins. Once it does, time your sips and bites carefully. You wouldn’t want to spit your drink out laughing at a particularly trenchant punchline. Audience participation is key at Second City, so beware of the danger zone in the first three rows. Or perhaps you should casually suggest to your friends that that little section has the best views, and hope that they get dragged into the show for your entertainment. That’s a little bit mean, of course, but sometimes the best comedy comes from a dark place.