Most of the living cast of SCTV reuniting for Netflix special directed by Martin Scorcese
The five surviving members of SCTV’s original cast, plus Martin Short, will reunite for a Netflix special filming this spring in the United States and Canada. Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara and Dave Thomas also are joining Short for “An Afternoon with SC... [Read More]
Dave Foley Gets Into the Holiday Special Spirit
Holiday specials, for the most part, are a family affair. In general, they are (at best) sweet adventures or (at worst) cloying cash-grabs. There is a sweet spot for holiday specials, however, that make them entertaining for every member of the family and not something the older folks in the room dr... [Read More]
Dave Foley Gets Into the Holiday Special Spirit
Holiday specials, for the most part, are a family affair. In general, they are (at best) sweet adventures or (at worst) cloying cash-grabs. There is a sweet spot for holiday specials, however, that make them entertaining for every member of the family and not something the older folks in the room dr... [Read More]
Second City Toronto putting on all-star SCTV fundraiser for nephew of Dave Thomas
Jake Thomas, nephew of SCTV star Dave Thomas, sustained a massive spinal cord injury this January that has left him paralyzed from the waist down. To help not only Jake and his family, but also help fund research and other patients at Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Dave Thomas has organized an all-star... [Read More]
30th anniversary of “Club Paradise,” a forgotten comedy lost at sea
“It’s the vacation you’ll never forget, no matter how hard you try.” That’s how the narration in the trailer ends, however, 30 years to the day it’s exactly what everyone did. The ensemble comedy Club Paradise on paper sounds like an absolute slam dunk. Imagine Os... [Read More]
Looking Back at Martin Short’s First Prime-Time Show
Martin Short has had two different programs on TV known as The Martin Short Show: a sitcom in 1994, and a talk show in 1999 (I wrote about the sitcom a few years back). In between Martin Short Shows, Short didn’t completely disappear from television, however; in 1995, NBC aired a 90 minute ske... [Read More]
Belushi, Flaherty, Ramis, and Fisher Play an All-American Football Team at Second City in 1972
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]
John Belushi and Joe Flaherty Meet on Death Row in This 1971 Second City Sketch
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 John Candy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, and More in a 1982 ‘SCTV’ Cast/Crew Softball Game
No matter how successful your comedy career might get, it’s always important to take some time out for some recreation now and then. That’s exactly what the cast and crew of SCTV are up to in a newly unearthed video from 1982 featuring SCTV stars like John Candy, Rick Moranis, Catherine ... [Read More]
David Steinberg Introduces the World to the Cast of 'SCTV'
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]