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 unearthed clip comes from Amy Sedaris's final show at Second City Northwest in 1992 called Destiny, and How to Avoid It featuring her fellow Second City collaborators and soon-to-be Exit 57 and Strangers with Candy costars Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello. In [...]
The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
Strangers with Candy, starring Amy Sedaris as former junkie/whore Jerri Blank and her two high school teachers Chuck Noblet and Geoffrey Jellineck, played by [...]