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Steve Carell and Amy Sedaris Talk Insomnia in a Second City Sketch from 1993

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.

Following up last month's video from Second City's 1993 revue Take Me Out to the Balkans starring Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, and David Razowsky, here's another sketch from the same show starring ensemble performers Steve Carell and Amy Sedaris as a [...]

Ken Jeong to Star in the Comedy 'International Incident,' Produced by Steve Carell

Ken Jeong is set for his first lead role in a movie. THR reports that Jeong is attached to a comedy called International Incident, about five United Nations delegates who go on a road trip to find one of their lost loves. David Javerbaum, The Daily Show's former head writer who worked on the show from 2002 to 2009, will write the script, which is currently at the pitch stage, and Steve Carell is in talks to produce the movie via his company Carousel Productions. The roles of the other four delegates have yet to be cast.

TBS Orders 10 Episodes of 'Angie Tribeca', Starring Rashida Jones and Co-Created by Steve Carell

TBS today ordered Angie Tribeca, a new comedy pilot starring Rashida Jones and created by Steve Carell and Nancy Carell, to series, Deadline reports. The police comedy, formerly called Tribeca, stars Jones as a lone wolf cop who's part of an eccentric group of LAPD detectives. Jere Burns, Deon Cole, and Andree Vermeulen also star. Angie Tribeca will premiere in 2015.

Steve Carell directed the pilot, which he wrote with wife Nancy; the two will serve as executive producers on the series. Alfred Molina, Lisa Kudrow, Gary Cole, Nancy Carell, and Hayes Macarthur all appear in the pilot.

UPDATE: According to THR, TBS has also ordered two [...]

Rashida Jones to Star in Steve and Nancy Carell's TBS Pilot 'Tribeca'

Karen and Michael reunion alert! THR reports that Parks and Rec's Rashida Jones has been cast as the lead in Steve and Nancy Carell's TBS comedy pilot Tribeca. The pilot is "a single-camera satirical look at a police procedural anchored by Angie Tribeca (Jones), a 10-year veteran of the LAPD's elite RHCU — Really Heinous Crimes Unit." Jones's character is described as "a lone wolf who is capable, committed, strong and not thrilled when she's told she has to work with a partner. A cut-to-the-chase girl who speaks her mind, she treads where many fear to venture." Jones will begin filming the pilot in February [...]

Steve Carell's 'Anchorman' Audition Is Great

From 2003, here's Steve Carell's original audition for the movie Anchorman, back in his Daily Show correspondent days. A semi-improvised exchange between him and an off-camera Will Ferrell, it's no wonder this audition got him the job.

Steve Carell Is Set to Star in a 'Looney Tunes' Movie

Steve Carell is set to lead an in-the-works Looney Tunes movie. THR reports that Carell — who stars alongside Channing Tatum in the upcoming drama Foxcatcher — has signed on to star in an untitled film centered on the fictional Acme Corporation from the Looney Tunes cartoons from X-Men: First Class writing team Ashley Miller and Zach Stentz. The Lego Movie producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee are also behind the project, with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa — who also directed Carell in Crazy Stupid Love — in negotiations to co-direct. Plot details on the Acme movie are being kept under wraps, but it will "not [...]

Steve Carell Is Pretty Scary in the Trailer for the Serious Movie 'Foxcatcher'

Here's the unsettling trailer for a new Steve Carell movie, which is not usually how you'd describe a Steve Carell movie trailer. Foxcatcher, which comes out this fall, is a drama that stars Channing Tatum and Carell in the true story of Olympic wrestling champ Mark Schultz and his schizophrenic coach John DuPont. This is the first starring role in a full-on drama for Carell, who is fitted with prosthetics and a creepy voice for the role.

Steve Carell Gets Another Dramatic Starring Role in 'The Priority List'

Steve Carell's dramatic turn is getting even deeper. THR reports that he has signed on to co-produce and star in The Priority List, a drama based on David Menasche's memoir The Priority List: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons. In the memoir, Menasche recounts being a high school English teacher in 2006 given a supposedly fatal brain cancer diagnosis, which led to him going on a cross-country journey to connect with hundreds of past students from his 15 years as a teacher and learn to live life in the present while battling cancer, which took away his ability to continue work as a teacher. [...]

Carell, Ferrell, Koechner, and Rudd Bring Chaos to 'The Daily Show'

The Anchorman 2 cast are all in the midst of their final promotional push this week, but last night on The Daily Show, guests Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, and former Daily Show correspondent Steve Carell decided to approach their appearance a little differently, starting first with some knowing glances between Stewart and Carell then slowly devolving to a very slapsticky destruction of the Daily Show green room decor.

Watch the 'Anchorman 2' Cast Sing "Afternoon Delight"

From Anchorman 2's Australian premiere, here's Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner singing "Afternoon Delight." Nearly 10 years later, it still sounds so surprisingly good for an a cappella song from a group of comedians.

Watch Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert Sing "The Obvious Song" at Second City in 1993

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 [...]

Steve Carell Stars in the New Trailer for a Movie with an Inconveniently Long Title

Here's the trailer for the Disney's live-action take on the classic picture book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which stars Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner as the parents and has a bunch of comedy cameos from Megan Mullally, Donald Glover, Jennifer Coolidge, and Dick Van Dyke. The film hits theaters on October 10th, which should be plenty of time for you to finish reading the original book beforehand.

Steve Carell Says Paramount Shut Down the 'Anchorman' Broadway Musical Idea

During a recent interview on the podcast A.D.D. Comedy, Steve Carell revealed an interesting tidbit about Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's original intention to stage the Anchorman sequel as a Broadway musical before developing it into a film:

When they first talked about a second Anchorman, the original idea was to do it as a Broadway musical. They were legitimately considering this. So Adam McKay and Will Ferrell contacted us and said "What do you think about we go to Broadway, we do a Broadway musical Anchorman 2, and like the Marx Brothers we sorta work out all sorts of bits while we're doing the stage play, [...]

'SNL' Review: Paul Rudd's 'Anchorman' Ad

The most beloved SNL hosts over the years can make sketch comedy magic with anyone. Justin Timberlake, for example, seemed to hit it off so well with Jimmy Fallon in the early 2000s, but even after Fallon left the show, Timberlake still hosted stellar episodes with whichever lineup of actors and writers happened to be working those seasons. Alec Baldwin is another example — despite being famous for his Scoutmaster and Schweddy Balls bits, Baldwin has never been dependent on any particular writer or cast member to make him look good. Baldwin understands that it's about making everyone else look good, and that's why he's hosted the show 16 [...]