The Second City Archives: 2015 in Review

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Our friends at Second City were very kind to us in 2015, having unearthed over 40 exclusive clips for us featuring some of the improv theater’s most famous alums performing both before and after they hit it big. From SNLers like Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Aidy Bryant, and Mike O’Brien to film and TV stars like Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Keegan-Michael Key, and Tina Fey, tons of today’s biggest stars had their throwback moment with The Second City Archives in 2015. Here are all the clips Second City unearthed for us this year, in chronological order:

Fred Willard Plays Earth’s Last Centaur

Chris Farley and Tim Meadows Play Wrigley Field Security Guards

Jason Sudeikis Plays an Apologetic Senator

Stephen Colbert Sings a Medley of His Second City Hits

Michael Keaton Improvises with Dave Thomas and Catherine O’Hara

Watch Chris Farley and Bob Odenkirk as a Singing Mount Rushmore in 1990

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

This 20-Year-Old Amy Poehler Pilot Is the Stuff of Comedy Nerd Dreams

Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert Bring Fabio to Life

Brian Stack and Miriam Tolan Try Some Role Play

Bill Murray Finally Comes Home in a Rare Clip from 1980

Mike Myers and Richard Kind Try to Out-Prank Each Other in a 1987 Pilot

John Candy Pays Tribute to Bad Improv

Jane Lynch Joins the Army at Second City in 1989

David Steinberg, Fred Willard, and Robert Klein Create a Second City Late Night Show in the ’60s

Tina Fey, Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, and More Prove How Everything Is Connected

Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, and Paul Dinello Are the Tumbleweeds

Kay Cannon and Jason Sudeikis Turn into Mathematical Superheroes

Bill Murray Plays Alexander Graham Bell’s Landlord in a Silent Film

Steve Carell Tries to Ace a Blind Job Interview

Mike Myers Takes a Trip to the Post Office

Ryan Stiles and Kathryn Greenwood Catch Up in Prison

Celebrate America with Steve Carell and the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Stephen Colbert and Jenna Jolovitz Sing a Not-in-Love Song

Travel Back in Time to West Berlin with Second City’s Eugene Troobnick and Andrew Duncan

Watch a Second City Sketch Starring Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, and Jill Talley from 1990

John Belushi and Joe Flaherty Meet on Death Row

Harold Ramis Looks Back on Working at the SCTV “Comedy House” with John Candy

David Koechner Critique Aidy Bryant and Jack McBrayer’s “Skit”

Belushi, Flaherty, Ramis, and Fisher Play an All-American Football Team in 1972

Tim Robinson, Sam Richardson, Tim Mason, and Edgar Blackmon Talk Baseball

Mike O’Brien Interrupts a Second City Show in the Name of Love in 2008

Keegan-Michael Key and T.J. Jagodowski Celebrate the Beauty of Fall

Chris Farley, Bob Odenkirk, Tim Meadows, and More Parody On the Town

Scott Adsit and Jon Glaser Play Sportscasters in 1994

Have a Very Second City Thanksgiving with Aidy Bryant, Steve Carell, Paul Dinello, and More

Celebrate the Holidays the Polish Way with Kevin Dorff, Stephnie Weir, and More

Learn About Kwanzaa with Jack McBrayer, David Pompeii, Debra Downing, and More

Stephnie Weir Delivers an Honest Momologue