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 we're debuting a newly unearthed clip from Second City's 1993 revue Take Me Out to the Balkans featuring ensemble performers Fran Adams, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, David Razowsky, Ruth Rudnick, and Amy Sedaris. In the above clip, Carell, Colbert (who [...]
In a "Thought for Food" segment last night, Stephen Colbert covered Michelle Obama's recent crackdown on school lunch food resulting in Domino's "healthy" new "Smart Slice" pizza as well as the three recently launched mystery Doritos Jacked flavors. Colbert tried one of the flavors, and spoiler alert — it's super salty.
Stephen Colbert unveiled some stylish (?) new facial hair on last night's episode of The Colbert Report. His "Tony Stark goatee" was grown to show solidarity with that poor, put-upon class: billionaires. It was all to prep for his guest, French economist Thomas Piketty, who argues for a punitive global tax on the very wealthy to help fight income inequality in his new book Capital. Obviously, the super rich like Stephen Colbert and Tony Stark are in no way on board with these ideas. Check out his intro to the goatee and Piketty above, with his confrontation with Piketty below.
On last night's Daily Show, Stephen Colbert made a surprise appearance to not only tell Jon that he was ending his show ("It's become clear to me that I've won television"), but to show the audience a highlight reel of all his best moments as a Daily Show correspondent since he never got one when he originally left to do The Colbert Report.
In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:
-CBS quickly announced that Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman as host of Late Show in 2015. Now that The Colbert Report is set to end in December, we looked at Comedy Central's options for the soon-to-be open 11:30 time slot.
-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to star as sisters in SNL writer Paula Pell's upcoming feature The [...]