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Watch Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, and More Improvise an NPR Show in 1997

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.

For our final Second City Archives post of 2014, we're going out with a bang: a full 15 minutes of expert improvised goodness from 1997's revue Paradigm Lost featuring Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Jenna Jolovitz, and Jim Zulevic staging a [...]

AMC Passes On Its First Comedy Pilot 'We Hate Paul Revere'

AMC has been developing its very first comedy pilot We Hate Paul Revere since way back in 2012, but it wasn't until this past summer when it began picking up pace with attached cast members Scott Adsit and Ron Livingston with SNL/Funny or Die/Spoils of Babylon director Matt Piedmont also attached to direct. Sadly, THR reports that AMC has decided to pass on the project, presumably to focus on original scripted drama now that Breaking Bad has ended and Mad Men will conclude its run next year. AMC has a bunch of comedies currently in development as well as a TV adaptation of [...]

Watch Adam McKay and Scott Adsit Perform in the 1995 Second City Show 'Piñata Full of Bees'

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 Second City sketch comes from the famous 1995 revue Piñata Full of Bees. Widely regarded as the show that broke the traditional Second City revue mold, Piñata starred Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Scott Allman, Jenna Jolovitz, and Jon Glaser [...]

Journey through Mick Napier's Paradigm Lost Show Journal

Inspired by the Second City memories in Tina Fey's Bossypants, Rob Kozlowski mined for and found Mick Napier's Paradigm Lost online show journal, preserved for posterity in all it's mid-to-late nineties glory. Detailing his directorial experience from November 1996 until the show's open in February 1997, Napier writes about working with cast members Fey, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Jenna Jolovitz and Jim Zulevic. When not physically at rehearsal, Napier edits loops of "It's a Small World After All" and shifts through 50 constantly evolving scenes in his quest to form a coherent revue, a show which he enthuses is the first mainstage show of its [...]

Watch Jon Glaser and Scott Adsit Bond in Wheelchairs at Second City in 1995

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 Second City's famous 1995 revue Piñata Full of Bees from ensemble performers Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Scott Allman, Jenna Jolovitz, and Jon Glaser. In the above sketch "Wheelchairs," Glaser and Adsit play two friends in a wheelchair [...]

Watch Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, and More in the 1997 Second City Sketch "Grandma's Records"

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 Second City's 82nd revue called Paradigm Lost, which took place in February 1997 and starred ensemble performers Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Jenna Jolovitz, and Jim Zulevic. In the sketch "Grandma's Records," Adsit goes through some [...]

The Heart, She Holler' Is Returning to Adult Swim with Scott Adsit as the New Sheriff

Adult Swim announced in a press release today that they've renewed Vernon Chatman and John Lee's series The Heart, She Holler for a third season, which will add former 30 Rock star Scott Adsit as a series regular alongside Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris, and Heather Lawless. "We are thrilled to be hyped that we are amped about how much we are pumped that the unreasonably funny and talented Scott Adsit will be replacing the irreplaceable Joe Sikora on season three of The Heart, She Holler in the titular role of 'Sheriff,'" Lee and Chatman said in a statement. Production for the new season is currently underway; for more on [...]

Getting Dark and Weird with Amy Sedaris and Scott Adsit

The Heart, She Holler, the odd little 11-minute-long Adult Swim show staring Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris and Heather Lawless is back for a 3rd season. Yes, it is as dark and weird as ever. It’s also even better than ever thanks to the addition of the hilarious Scott Adsit who’s taking over the role of Sheriff originally played by Joe Sikora. Talking to Adsit and Sedaris was not only fun, because I’m a fan of both of them, but also because it was really fun seeing how much they both truly admire each other.

Scott Adsit to Play Sam Adams in AMC Pilot 'We Hate Paul Revere'

Former 30 Rock and Second City star Scott Adsit has a new television role lined up. Deadline reports that Adsit has been cast in AMC's in-the-works comedy pilot called We Hate Paul Revere, which follows two anti-Revere brothers in Colonial Boston. Ron Livingston was cast as Revere last month, while Adsit will play Founding Father Sam Adams. We Hate Paul Revere will be directed by SNL, Funny or Die, and The Spoils of Babylon's Matt Piedmont.

Scott Adsit Joins Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy in 'St. Vincent de Van Nuys'

30 Rock star Scott Adsit has landed an exciting new job. THR reports that Adsit has joined the cast of St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a coming of age comedy-drama that also stars Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Ted Melfi, St. Vincent stars Murray as a cranky misanthrope who mentors a 12-year-old neighbor boy whose mother (McCarthy) makes the mistake of leaving him in Murray's care. Adsit plays McCarthy's ex-husband who is disconnected with his son due to their divorce. Chris O'Dowd, Naomi Watts, and Terrence Howard are also playing supporting roles.

See below for writer/director Ted Melfi telling a fun [...]