When The Second City Got Political with Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Bob Odenkirk, and More

second_city_politicsWelcome 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.

The presidential election is just a few days away, so this week, we’re taking a look back at the politically themed scenes Second City has sent us over the past two years. From Bob Odenkirk, Chris Farley, Tim O’Malley, and David Pasquesi as the singing Mount Rushmore to heated political debates featuring Jason Sudeikis, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, and Tina Fey, there’s a ton of perfectly patriotic Second City scenes out there to keep you entertained until Tuesday. In no particular order:

Celebrate America with Steve Carell and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1991)

Kevin Dorff, Scott Adsit, and Scott Allman Play the Top 3 Presidential Candidates (1996)

Jenna Jolovitz, Tina Fey, and Rachel Dratch Play Potential First Ladies (1996)

Jane Lynch Joins the Army (1989)

Bob Odenkirk and David Pasquesi Face off in a Heated Political Debate (1990)

Tina Fey, Kevin Dorff, Rachel Dratch, and More Have a Diplomatic Meeting (1997)

Chicago’s City Councilman Candidates Square Off in a Debate (2012)

Jason Sudeikis Plays an Apologetic Senator (2003)

Chris Farley, Bob Odenkirk, Tim O’Malley, and David Pasquesi as a Singing Mount Rushmore (1990)

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