Second City lies unobtrusively at 51 Mercer. From a performer's perspective, this venue provides a completely different experience compared to all of the other comedy clubs in Toronto. The lights, the high ceilings, the curtains, everything makes it feel like a stage worthy of one's best. Not surprisingly, their sketch and improv shows consistently receive the highest ratings from critics of all tastes. To give you an idea of how good the productions actually are, in 2012, three cast members were chosen to join the ranks of SN freakin' L. Enough said.