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]
 
Scenes from a 1995 TV pilot starring Del Close, Amy Poehler and Matt Dwyer: RVTV
Before Parks and Recreation, before SNL, before the Upright Citizens Brigade set up shop in New York City, Amy Poehler was a fresh-faced college grad studying with the rogue improv mastermind Del Close and performing with The Second City. In 1995, Poehler and Close starred together in a pilot called... [Read More]
 
This 20-Year-Old Amy Poehler Pilot Is the Stuff of Comedy Nerd Dreams
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 as a Rhyming Lumberjack at His Second City Graduation Show
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 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]