Watch Robin Williams Improvise at Second City Santa Monica 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]
 
Watch Debra Downing and a Shirtless Jack McBrayer Argue at Second City in 2000
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 Stephnie Weir Do a Live Psychic Reading at Second City in 1998
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]
 
Amy Poehler: “Yes, Please” and how your career is a bad boyfriend
In Amy Poehler's inspirational new book that's part memoir of her life in comedy -- up, up and still rising from iO to UCB to SNL to Parks and Rec -- and into advising young comedians and other "Smart Girls at the Party" as an executive producer, Yes Please really speaks to many of us when she write... [Read More]
 
Watch Bob Odenkirk and David Pasquesi Face off in a Heated Political Debate 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 Mel Gibson Give Birth to a Wood Nymph at Second City in 1997
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 Bill Murray's Very First Performance as Nick the Lounge Singer
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 Keegan-Michael Key and Nyima Funk in a 2002 Second City Sketch
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 Mike Myers Speak French with a Scottish Accent in 1986
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]
 
Steve Carell and Amy Sedaris Talk Insomnia in a Second City Sketch from 1993
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]