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Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's Old Second City Show 'Dratch & Fey' Is Now Online

Before they broke into SNL stardom, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch starred in a two-woman show together called Dratch & Fey that ran at Second City and New York's UCB from 1999-2000, and a couple days ago an old VHS copy of the entire show showed up on YouTube. The quality isn't the best, but considering it's nearly an hour of vintage Dratch and Fey in their element, a few VHS bugs shouldn't hold you back. (via)

This Chubby Kid Is Married to Katy Perry

Yes, this is a teenage Russell Brand. Reach for the stars, kids!

Watch 17-Year-Old Jimmy Fallon's Very First Standup Set

Continuing in today's unearthed before-they-were-stars video trend, here's footage of Jimmy Fallon's very first attempt at standup when he was just a 17-year-old kid from Saugerties with a solid Travolta impression. Funny how he's retained those trademark flashes of mid-performance lip-biting shyness even as host of The Tonight Show.

Here's Stephen Tyrone Colbert's Senior Yearbook Page

Yes, Stephen Colbert's middle name is really Tyrone, and this is his senior yearbook page from high school. Apparently, his nicknames included "Lightning" and "Backbone." Related: I am glad no one is interested in seeing my high school year book, as that shit is embarrassing.

Quarter-Life Comedy: What 50 Stars Were Doing When They Were 25

Being old enough to legally drive, smoke, buy booze, and rent a car can certainly indicate adulthood, but if you're anything like me, your 25th year on this planet was/is/is totally going to be as exciting as it is terrifying. In case you're in the midst of your quarter-life crisis (or you just need some motivation to keep up with your 2013 resolutions), here's a look at what 50 various comedy stars were up to at age 25. Though it turns out they were all at different points in their careers, they share one thing in common: whether it's making a television debut, manning the door at a comedy [...]