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Watch Steve Carell as a Rhyming Lumberjack at His Second City Graduation Show

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.

With the Oscars set to air this Sunday, this week's clip is a special tribute to one of this year's dramatic Best Actor nominees who got his start on the Second City stage: Steve Carell. While it's only about two minutes long, this clip [...]

Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Carell, and Reese Witherspoon Play "Password"

The Tonight Show's week in Los Angeles continued last night, and to mix things up Fallon played a game of "Password" with Ellen DeGeneres, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. Unsurprisingly, Fallon and DeGeneres make the perfect team, but a lot of their success is probably thanks to Reese Witherspoon's lack of pothead vocabulary.

Jon Stewart and Steve Carell Have a Fawn-Off on 'The Daily Show'

Steve Carell is currently promoting his latest role in Foxcatcher while Jon Stewart has his own project to promote with his directorial debut Rosewater, so last night's Daily Show inevitably turned into a dramatic film project fawn-off between the two. Jon Stewart's compliment to Carell was the clear winner: "Your acting — Shakespeare, from the grave, got an erection watching your movie."

Charlie Kaufman Is Adapting Sci-Fi Novel 'IQ 83' as a Film Starring Steve Carell

Over the summer it was announced that FX passed on Charlie Kaufman's comedy pilot starring Michael Cera and John Hawkes, but now Kaufman has a new project in the works with a big comedy star. Deadline reports that Kaufman has signed on to rewrite the film adaptation for IQ 83 based on Arthur Herzog's 1978 science fiction novel about a virus outbreak that lowers humanity's IQs, and Steve Carell is attached to star. Here's a description of the book via Coming Soon:

You are Dr. James Healey and last week you were a genius. That was before the DNA experiments. Before the accident you said could [...]

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 Reads a Terrible Review of His First Sitcom Role on 'Late Show'

Steve Carell might be an Oscar nominee this year, but he still likes to keep himself in check now and then, so during last night's Late Show he shared an online critic's review of his first sitcom role in the short-lived ABC series Over the Top, which was so harsh that Stephen Colbert offered the critic a writing job at The Colbert Report. Watch Carell and Letterman talk about Anchorman and Carell's Oscar nomination below:

Stephen Colbert, Dan Aykroyd, Wanda Sykes, and More to Appear in 'Inside Comedy' Season 4

Not long after revealing the return dates of Episodes and Web Therapy, Showtime announced today that it's renewed David Steinberg and Steve Carell's documentary series Inside Comedy for a fourth six-episode season. The comedy stars slated to appear opposite Steinberg include Stephen Colbert, Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston, Dan Aykroyd, Wanda Sykes, Ted Danson, and Carol Leifer, with more guests to be announced soon.

Steve Carell and David Letterman Talk Artificial Hips and Noses

Steve Carell was a guest on last night's Late Show, where he had nothing but positive things to say about the artificial hip he got a year ago: "I love it. I'm so happy with my hip." Click through to watch Carell talk about another artificial body part he wore in Foxcatcher and how he filled it up with fake cocaine:

Steve Carell and Jimmy Fallon Play a Game of "Word Sneak"

Steve Carell was a guest last night's Tonight Show, where he turned out to be the perfect person to play a game of "Word Sneak" with Jimmy Fallon. How many random words can Carell casually work into a normal conversation? All of them except "kumquat," apparently.

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 [...]

David Koechner and Amy Smart Join Steve and Nancy Carell's 'Angie Tribeca'

Steve and Nancy Carell's upcoming TBS cop comedy Angie Tribeca just announced two more cast members. According to TV Line, the Rashida Jones-starring comedy has added David Koechner and Amy Smart to the cast, which also includes Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole, and Andree Vermeulen. Smart will guest star as "a seductive and friendly high-end call girl who warms up to Angie's Partner, Jay Geils (MacArthur)" while Koechner will play the LAPD police commissioner and former partner of Angie's boss (Burns). The series is set to debut on TBS sometime this summer.

Watch Steve Carell and The Ragtime Gals Sing "Sexual Healing" on 'Tonight Show'

Nothing warms a cold December day like a ragtime tune, and during last night's Tonight Show, Fallon and his barbershop quartet The Ragtime Gals delivered their own take on Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" with a little help from the one and only Steve Carell.

Steve Carell on Never Getting That 'Office' Emmy: "What Can I Complain About? I've Won the Lottery"

"His journey also will likely include a trip down the red carpet at next year’s Academy Awards — talk that Carell finds flattering, but prefers not to dwell on. After all, this is the man who was zero-for-six at the Emmy Awards, despite creating an iconic character. 'When you start crying about not winning awards, you have to look at where you are, and all the good things that have occurred,' he says. 'And what can I complain about? I've won the lottery.'"

- Ahead of the premiere of his new dramatic role in Foxcatcher, Steve Carell reflects on his many Emmy nominations (and lack of wins) for playing Michael [...]

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 [...]