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, Second City unearthed another great clip for us from the 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 scene, Dinello and Colbert play two brothers who pretend to be two superstar basketball players while shooting some hoops. Thankfully nothing gets in the way of their basketball fantasy – not even when the truth comes out that Stephen spent the $2,000 his brother gave him to “get his life together” on a trip to Africa. Check out some more clips from the same revue here and here.