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.
This week's clip comes from the 1995 Second City ETC revue Baby Richard Got Back or It's Not Easy Being Bob Greene featuring ensemble performers John Hildreth, Aaron Rhodes, Dee Ryan, Brian Stack, Miriam Tolan, and Jim Zulevic and 30 Rock/Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Jeff [...]
A senseless and tragic loss took place during last night's Conan when O'Brien insisted that crew member Larry quickly sharpen a pencil — a demand that ultimately led to Larry's death. Thankfully the Conan crew were able to throw together a fitting tribute to their most dedicated coworker. Rest in peace, Larry.
"It was a very late night and we had no middle-of-the-show sketch for the next day. We just had nothing. And we noticed that the band Slipknot was booked for the next day. They’re this metal band that wears horror masks and there’s a horror-movie look to them. We just started joking around and wondering if there was a goofy comedy group booked for the same night by mistake called 'Slipnutz.' So me, [Jon] Glaser and [Andy] Blitz started kicking around ideas and we just decided, what if it was three goofy guys that came out and poured nuts on the ground and then slipped on them and sang a [...]