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 news that Bill Murray plans to sing us Christmas carols in a Sofia Coppola-directed TV special this year, what better time to celebrate Murray’s most memorable singing character ever, Nick the Lounge Singer? In this week’s unearthed Second City clip, Murray performs as Nick to a live audience for the very first time on the Chicago stage. There’s no better way to celebrate Murray’s return to our TV screens than an old clip of him singing “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” while schmoozing and delighting the audience with plenty of Chicago references.