Watch Jane Lynch Join the Army at Second City in 1989
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]
 
John Candy Pays Tribute to Bad Improv for Second City Chicago's 25th Anniversary
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]
 
First annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival coming to Chicago in June
The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club June 5 and 6.  A new comedy fest spotlighting some of the country’s best emerging talent in sketch, improvisation and stand-up. It will be host... [Read More]
 
Watch Mike Myers and Richard Kind Try to Out-Prank Each Other in a 1987 Pilot
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]
 
Bill Murray Finally Comes Home in This Rare Second City Clip from 1980
by Megh Wright Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web. Now that there's officially a Bill Murray Christmas TV special in the works featuring st... [Read More]
 
Watch Brian Stack and Miriam Tolan Try Some Role Play at Second City
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]
 
Watch Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert Bring Fabio to Life at The Second City
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]
 
Bob Odenkirk and the Integrity of Ideas
by Eddie Brawley In the recent broadcast of Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary, there’s a moment where the camera catches Joe Piscopo from behind as he performs his Sinatra impression and the audience at home can see the audience in studio. The focus of this shot turns out to be a tu... [Read More]
 
Bob Odenkirk and the Integrity of Ideas
by Eddie Brawley In the recent broadcast of Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary, there’s a moment where the camera catches Joe Piscopo from behind as he performs his Sinatra impression and the audience at home can see the audience in studio. The focus of this shot turns out to be a tu... [Read More]
 
Second City's Finest: 31 Clips of Young Comedy Legends Before They Were Famous
by Megh Wright Last year, we teamed up with Second City for a new column called "The Second City Archives," in which we debut a new and never-before-seen clip from the improv theatre's extensive archives each week featuring legendary performers of the past and present, from old-school throwbacks lik... [Read More]