Second City - Love 'em or Hate 'em?

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Poll: How do you feel about Second CIty?
Poll Results
How do you feel about Second CIty?

I love them!
42
31.34%

They're okay.
56
41.79%

I can't stand them.
36
26.87%

Voters: 134.  You may not vote on this poll.

#1
NH
1,795 Posts
Joined Mar 2002
Just to satisfy my curiosity, do most NCL cruisers really like Second City?
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#2
Tulsa, Oklahoma
386 Posts
Joined May 2005
Not us.. We really do not care for them.
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#5
Millinocket, ME
35 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
I really enjoyed them the 1st cruise, 2nd time seemed alright, but now we are going again,
We are wondering when NCL will change up the entertainment, kind of been there done that.
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#7
South East. PA
4,238 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Loved them on the Gem last night. If you don't like SNL your not going to like them
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#8
South Shore of MA
193 Posts
Joined Oct 2009
Love them! We even went to see them when they came to the theater in town!
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#9
Miami, Florida
591 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
It was Ok but honestly Not our thing, we prefer standup.
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#10
Haiti
382 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Love them!! DS, 9, loves them, too. We have gone several times on each of our last two cruises.
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#11
Richmond, VA
2,543 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
Personally I don't think they're that great, not very funny. They really aren't very good at improv, imo. They always seem to fall flat on the true improv and end up falling back on the the lines they've obviously used before from the more predictable statements that are made.
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#14
1,142 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
We stopped going years ago and I'm surprised there still playing when you watch the amount of people walking out of show.
I must admit I did enjoy the blow up doll routine.
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#15
Gilbert, Arizona
602 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
We don't find them very funny and wish NCL would try something new for the Breakaway and Getaway ships.
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#16
Boston, MA
911 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by mianmike
We don't find them very funny and wish NCL would try something new for the Breakaway and Getaway ships.
Ditto, and by all means avoid the at sea day murder mystery in the Spiegel Tent Luncheon...mostly kids and they make all the suggestions which are at most non-sensical and no improv team could work with. Most adults without kids, like myself walked out

Kev
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#17
Howell, NJ
317 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
I enjoyed them on past cruises. However I do think they need to do different entertainment.
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#18
New York
357 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
I haven't been on a NCL cruise yet but have seen them in Vegas and didn't care for it. I prefer standup comedy.
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#19
2,320 Posts
Joined Nov 2007
I enjoy them , but some new material please.
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#20
Salt Lake City, Utah
285 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by JohnIreland
I enjoy them , but some new material please.

Agreed!! I like them, but it was the same show ...different ship, a year a part.