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 sent us a clip from a 1991 TV pilot called Life As We Know It, which featured performers Ryan Stiles, Ken Campbell, Steve Carell, Brad Sherwood, Diane Stilwell, and Sherry Bilsing. In the above scene, Stiles plays a man whose life has completely unraveled thanks to a new, silent stalker in his life. (Bonus: How great is Steve Carell in that opening scene?) Check out another ‘90s Second City clip featuring Stiles here.