Watch Keegan-Michael Key and Peter Grosz at Second City’s “Cirque du Sorbet” in 2003

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 the coming weeks we’ll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

Keegan-Michael Key heads to the big screen this week alongside Jordan Peele with their new movie Keanu, so Second City sent us a very Keegan-filled clip from the 2003 ETC revue Pants on Fire, which also featured performers Samantha Albert, Andy Cobb, Nyima Funk, Peter Grosz, and Jean Villepique. With some help from ringmaster Andy Cobb, Key and Grosz team up in the above scene “Daredevils” as two Cirque du Soleil wannabes for a performance that’s all physical comedy and not a single word…unless you count “hey,” “ho,” and “ha.” Check out more Second City clips featuring Key here and here.

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