David Pasquesi and Jill Talley Prepare for Their Green Card Marriage at The Second City in 1990
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over t... [Read More]
Watch Bob Odenkirk Pay Death an After-Hours Visit at The Second City
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over t... [Read More]
Watch Bob Odenkirk Pay Death an After-Hours Visit at The Second City
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over t... [Read More]
Watch Chris Farley and Bob Odenkirk as a Singing Mount Rushmore in 1990
by Megh Wright Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, a... [Read More]
2013 Just For Laughs Chicago Comedian Spotlight: TJ Jagodowski
Unless you’re an improv nut, you probably wouldn’t know that the guys who act in those quirky Sonic Drive-In commercials are actually some of the most respected performers in the improv game. One-half of those characters is TJ Jagodowski, former Second City Theater improver and current i... [Read More]
Trust Us, This Is All Made Up: Explaining Long-Form Improv to the Masses
Overwhelmingly, the two major types of comedy documentaries are specific looks at particular comedians, or broader looks at stand-up. Not much time is given to other areas of the comedy world, so it’s refreshing to see a documentary about the less-discussed world of improvisation. In fairness, Trust Us, This Is All Made Up is only partly a documentary. Most of the film is comprised of a performance of “T.J. and Dave,” a long-form show performed by Chicago improvisers T.J. Jagodowski and David... [Read More]